Religion

The Most Beautiful Passage on Sorrow in Literature

The Most Beautiful Passage on Sorrow in Literature

It comes in a nineteenth century comedy about three men (and a dog) who take a boating trip down the Thames River. 

The Perils of a Life in Isolation

The Perils of a Life in Isolation

It’s clear that meaningful connection to other people is as essential to health as the air we breathe.

HBO’s ‘Westworld' is Amazing

HBO’s ‘Westworld' is Amazing

It might be science fiction, but Westworld grapples with moral questions that we are already facing in the present.

Sorites Paradox: When is a Heap of Sand No Longer a Heap?

Sorites Paradox: When is a Heap of Sand No Longer a Heap?

The logic puzzle can teach a lesson on the importance of using precise language.

Building Walls for Protection is Not Immoral or Unchristian

Building Walls for Protection is Not Immoral or Unchristian

The pope and many others fail to make a distinction between a wall designed to keep people in and a wall built to keep people out. 

Why More Colleges Are Turning a Blind Eye to Cheating

Why More Colleges Are Turning a Blind Eye to Cheating

What happens when watering down academic integrity standards makes good business sense? 

How an Ancient Philosopher Predicted the 2016 Election
How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

A culturally literate person knows the Bible...

Our Expectations Are Making Us Miserable

Our Expectations Are Making Us Miserable

The more we live life in the force field of our expectations, the more disappointment, frustration, anxiety, and anger we experience.

Sacrificing Diversity in the Name of ‘Diversity’

Sacrificing Diversity in the Name of ‘Diversity’

Proponents of ‘diversity’ aren’t really seeking diversity; it is conformity they demand.  

Why Saying 'God Is in Control' Isn't Helpful

Why Saying 'God Is in Control' Isn't Helpful

Leading up to the election and on election day, I repeatedly encountered people calming their fears by saying this.

Notre Dame Prof: America Can’t Be Saved; It Must Be Re-Founded

Notre Dame Prof: America Can’t Be Saved; It Must Be Re-Founded

Is America's decline a logical result of its founding principles? 

Seeing the Lamp by the Light of the Tree

Seeing the Lamp by the Light of the Tree

Many people will never learn how to see the artificial in the light of the real.

Carl Schmitt: The Philosopher of Conflict

Carl Schmitt: The Philosopher of Conflict

He was a friend and colleague of Heidegger.

Univ. Announces Essay Contest on Child Welfare in Pedophile's Honor

Univ. Announces Essay Contest on Child Welfare in Pedophile's Honor

Does Penn State’s new student essay contest reach the height of absurdity?

5 Signs You’re Dealing With a Total Narcissist

5 Signs You’re Dealing With a Total Narcissist

Narcissists are fully capable of pretending to be caring and compassionate, but they genuinely do not care about anyone more than themselves.

What Are We? Answering the Riddle of Mankind

What Are We? Answering the Riddle of Mankind

Are humans simply clever apes who follow our instincts in order to gratify our material needs? Or are we something more? 

Jordan Peterson: Univ. Laying Groundwork to 'Take Action Against Me'

Jordan Peterson: Univ. Laying Groundwork to 'Take Action Against Me'

Jordan Peterson, a clinical psychologist at the University of Toronto, won’t use the pronouns “zie” or “hir,” and it could cost him his job.

Theologian: God Doesn't Need Christians

Theologian: God Doesn't Need Christians

Does the church need more leaders willing to conduct self-examination from within?

Why Sasquatch and Other Crypto-Beasts Haunt our Minds

Why Sasquatch and Other Crypto-Beasts Haunt our Minds

Bigfoot is a type of pseudo-scientific myth understood in the language of memory.

Are These Strange Star Signals Evidence of Alien Intelligence?

Are These Strange Star Signals Evidence of Alien Intelligence?

A pair of astronomers seem to think so. 

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

If, as most Americans believe, a border fence is not justified, then neither is the current system of visa policies.

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.

The ‘Feel Good’ Approach is Not Working for Churches
Can We Restore Dignity to Our Degraded Times?

Can We Restore Dignity to Our Degraded Times?

It seems clear to me that both presidential candidates have committed grave wrongs in their treatment of women.

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Philosophers refer to versions of this concern as the ‘demandingness objection’. Its advocates claim that a moral theory that would ask so much.

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

John King is advocating for more civics education. But are his reasons for it flawed?

Maybe Liberals Are Just Better Utilitarians

Maybe Liberals Are Just Better Utilitarians

Actually, conservatism and liberalism share the same narrative. 

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