Category Archives: Philosophy

Worth your reading time: James Hannam on medieval Christianity and the rise of modern science

Medieval Christianity and the Rise of Modern Science, Part 1 Medieval Christianity and the Rise of Modern Science, Part 2

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Pic of the day: Jesus wants you to think for yourself (and that’s in the Bible)

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Pic of the day: Irrefutable evidence for the existence of God

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Quote of the day: philosopher Victor Reppert on the danger of ideology

‘Whether you are a theist or an atheist, ideology can get control of your thinking and wipe out your common sense, if you let it.  The fact that you are saying it in the name of “reason” or “science” doesn’t … Continue reading

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The world’s most enlightened, forward-thinking town: tiny Corigliano d’Otranto, Italy, appoints municipal philosopher!

Surely tiny Corigliano d’Otranto — population 5,889 — tucked away in the heel of Italy, must have the world’s most enlightened town council: It could have something to do with the fact that Corigliano is in the so-called Grecìa Salentina, a … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Blaise Pascal on love of truth

‘Truth is so obscured nowadays, and lies so well established, that unless we love the truth, we shall never recognise it.’ ~ Blaise Pascal

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C. S. Lewis responds to Bart Ehrman on the problem of evil and suffering

‘My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.  But how had I got this idea of just and unjust?  A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: G. K. Chesterton on proof

‘It is very hard for a man to defend anything of which he is entirely convinced.  It is comparatively easy when he is only partially convinced.  He is partially convinced because he has found this or that proof of the … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Ludwig Wittgenstein on belief in God and the meaning of life

‘To believe in God is to see that life has a meaning.’ ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

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An article well worth 10-15 minutes of your reading time: Theology, science and naturalism by Conor Cunningham

The bluey-green text on the bright bluish-white background is needlessly hard to read, but it’s well worth the effort: Theology must save science from naturalism by Conor Cunningham

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Edward Feser reviews another very bad book: Lawrence M. Krauss’ ‘A Universe From Nothing’

Not Understanding Nothing: A review of Lawrence M. Krauss’ A Universe from Nothing by Edward Feser Excerpt: For Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, for example, things in the world can change only if there is something that changes or actualizes everything … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Peter Kreeft on a proper understanding of Mary

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The secular world has a Christian foundation, notes Chris Berg

Worth a few minutes of your reading time: Secular world has a Christian foundation The modern world is shaped by 3000 years of philosophical evolution.  And for half that time the dominant moral philosophy in the Western world has been a Christian … Continue reading

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Hot cross buns, Easter eggs, Ishtar and the Emperor Constantine: Is Easter a Pagan festival?

Worth your listening time: philosopher Tim McGrew discusses whether Easter is Pagan in this short (less than twelve minutes) radio interview.  Click on the link and give it a listen.

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Harvard trained philosophy professor Richard Sherlock converts from Mormonism to Christianity

Mormon Convert: Richard Sherlock   Conversion must be a matter of both the head and the heart, both the intellect and the spirit.  But it must be a whole reorientation of one’s life, a whole that transcends just the sum of … Continue reading

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Why Richard Dawkins is wrong (yet again), this time about Thomas Aquinas

How Dawkins got the wrong end of the stick about Aquinas: St. Thomas Aquinas was not proving the existence of God as you would a piece of furniture, he was testing whether the concept of God made philosophical sense, writes Alexander … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Philosopher and former atheist Edward Feser on Richard Dawkins, et al.

‘The rhetoric of the New Atheist  writers — Richard Dawkins, Daniel  Dennett, Sam Harris, and Christopher  Hitchens among the most  prominent — sounds much more like that of a  fundamentalist preacher than  like anything I read during my atheist days.  … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Thomas Crean on one of the New Atheists’ (many) faulty arguments

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Quote of the day: Philosopher Edward Feser on the New Atheists’ “Reason Rally”

‘How fitting . . . that the Counter-Religion that is the New Atheism has now decided to make of itself a mob.  Something called the “Reason Rally” is scheduled for March 24 at the National Mall in Washington, D. C. and … Continue reading

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‘Science and Religion: Where the Conflict Really Lies’ by Alvin Plantinga

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Quote of the day: John Haldane on Christopher Hitchens

‘[Christopher Hitchens'] fluency made him a compelling speaker to listen to, but it also raised a question: was his an acute analytical mind, dissecting and composing reasoned arguments, or was he a rhetorician sustaining a mellifluous but often merely associative flow … Continue reading

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Blaise Pascal’s theological response to the philosophical problem of Divine Hiddenness

‘Instead of complaining that God had hidden Himself, you will give Him thanks for not having revealed so much of Himself; and you will also give Him thanks for not having revealed Himself to haughty sages, unworthy to know so … Continue reading

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Thought for the day: Blaise Pascal on the two kinds of people one can call reasonable

‘There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable; those who serve God with all their heart because they know Him, and those who seek Him with all their heart because they do not know Him.’ ~ Blaise Pascal … Continue reading

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Peter Hitchens on Richard Dawkins’ cowardly refusal to debate philosopher William Lane Craig

‘The American philosopher William Lane Craig had offered to debate Richard Dawkins’s book The God Delusion with its author, in his home town (and mine).  Dawkins is around, because he has his own event in another Oxford location on Friday.  … Continue reading

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The real reason why atheist philosopher A. C. Grayling turned down Pope Benedict’s invitation to Assisi

‘A. C. Grayling, the atheist philosopher, accepted and then turned down an invitation to join the Pope in a meeting to promote world peace in Assisi next week.  Why the change of heart? Grayling says he hadn’t realised that the … Continue reading

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