Do we need to have a sufficient evidence in order to believe something to be the case? Is it irrational to believe anything on insufficient evidence? Philosopher W. K. Clifford (1845-1879) argued it to be case, and called it the ethics of belief. “It is wrong always, everywhere and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence” (Clifford… Read More It is irrational to believe anything on insufficient (or the lack) evidence?
One of the greatest thinkers in Christendom who ever lived was Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). He was a prominent scholastic philosopher in the Medieval period, where philosophers wrote very systematically. In his treatise on the existence of God (in his work Summa Theologica), he began by pointing out the aim of the Scripture as “to teach the knowledge of God,… Read More God exists — Thomas Aquinas’ Five Ways
“It is becoming more and more obvious that it is not starvation, not microbes, not cancer,” said the late celebrated psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, “but man himself who is mankind’s greatest danger.” On the other hand, nobody wants to be referred as the problem. We all want to be extolled. We all want to be… Read More Empty hands and the Savior
We were excited in our way to a meeting when a lamentable news broke up. The father of a friend just died. Although I’m hoping that we got it wrong, reality nevertheless dashes that hope. In scraping a spread for his bread, he leaned back to his chair and he was gone. Death, I believe, is the most avoided… Read More Oh death, where is your sting?