Hi there! My name is Cody Casalini, but since I’m a fan of the classics you can call me Codysseus if you prefer. I decided to create this blog to share my views on religion and philosophy, which, admittedly, are continually being perfected. I graduated from SUNY Stony Brook in May 2016 with a BA in philosophy and a minor in writing. Through this blog, however, I intend to do much more than merely relate my parochial academic experience; let’s teach one another about anything and everything. As the proverb goes: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
What better way to engage each other than by revealing our modi operandi – our foundational philosophies and faiths? We all maintain some sort of worldview – a system of interpreting our experiences and making decisions. Without a worldview, we do not have much hope of coping with the daily stresses of life. Our worldviews are diverse and sometimes antithetical, but that should not prevent us from exchanging ideas. I hope you’ll join me in some exciting discourse, sharing your perspectives with me, highlighting our similarities and differences.
I am a Christian – a title I could never deserve. That is my MO. I am a man of prayer – a man who entrusts his plans and expectations to Jesus Christ whom I believe is the Son of God. I strive to make Jesus the center of my life. I believe that He changes me and that He can change the world through me. I believe that He can do the same for you too! I believe that miracles still happen. Consequently, this blog will revolve around His Word, the Bible.
But please do not feel hindered by my beliefs when you post your comments on my page! If you think I am wrong, I encourage you to tell me. Even if your thoughts seem irrelevant to you, please go ahead and share them anyway! Besides, I like to discuss nearly anything. I played club soccer in college; I strum the guitar occasionally; and I consider myself an amateur ludologist – I get a charge out of nearly any strategy game, from Risk to Halo!
This is my first personal blog, so please bear with me through experimentation and improvisation. I look forward to connecting with you through blogging soon!