Pragmatism has been a popular view of the time. Though many don’t know the term, we are nonetheless very familiar with its slogan – “Because it works, then it must be true” – and accepted it by vox populi. This is the view that maintains truth is whatever works. In other words, the criteria for… Read More Can we say, “because it works, then it must be true?”
Beginning in the Renaissance, the belief in the non-existence of a personal God grew in an unprecedented way. Provoked by the methodic doubt of René Descartes, to the attack against the miraculous by David Hume, to the impossibility of attaining a real knowledge (noumena) by Immanuel Kant, to the questioning of the objectivity of language… Read More Has the Gardener showed up?
Few weeks ago, a friend of mine who happens to be a colleague arrived at work at a strange time. At least, strange for me, since he usually arrives for work at around ten in the morning. But on that day, something different happened – he arrived at nine. Our work will last only for… Read More Does God only exist to inspire us?
Time and time again and we have seen the progress of science, not to mention its benefits towards humanity. Centuries have passed, and discoveries after discoveries gave us a better picture of the world that we live in. In fact, it even corrected some of our beliefs about the world. And it promises us that there… Read More Will the all-knowing Science please stand up?
In the beginning of the twentieth century, the atheists movement got hold on a different avenue of popularity. They became to what is now called The New Atheists. Although they have no new arguments, the only difference they have from the previous skeptics was their attitude. They are far more aggressive, far more militant, and… Read More Keith Ward’s take on The New Atheism
Very often, we usually get defensive when we encounter disputes concerning religious matters. That is our usual response, especially to those whom we disagree the most. In result of having those kind of conversations, we usually hear someone pulling out the defensive one-liner: “We need to respect other religions!” But we have to admit it. For… Read More What do we mean by saying “we need to respect other religions?”
The name of Jesus is probably the most inquired name in the history of man. Type the name of “Jesus” in the Google search and you will get about 738,000,000 results, in which even Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) comes short by having only about 82,700,000 results, and Karl Marx (1818-1883) by having only about 38,900,000. In… Read More Did the Church make the man Jesus to be God?
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
A: “If God gave man free will, how can everything be part of God’s plan? B: “If everything is part of God’s plan, how can we have free will?” These questions were raised by my cousin’s friend. Although I didn’t know how he (my cousin’s friend) understood “God’s plan” and “free will/freedom,” nevertheless, for the… Read More Objection: “God’s plan” and “man’s free will” are incompatible
There’s no doubt to the influence the campus has towards a student. To deny it, I think, is to betray our common experience. Or as Jonathan Morrow simply puts it, “College has a unique ability to squash you into a certain mold – and this shape is mostly determined by the people you spend the majority of your… Read More Three things to remember when your faith is being questioned or assaulted