Book Review: One World: The interaction of Science and Theology

There is a debate about the role of science to the role of theology. (i) One camp thinks that both disciplines are impossible to reconcile, that is, either you (1a) accept science as objective and dismiss theology as opinion, or (1a) accept theology as objective and dismiss science as opinion. In other words, we should never regard both… Read More Book Review: One World: The interaction of Science and Theology

What do we mean by saying “we need to respect other religions?”

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?”

It is irrational to believe anything on insufficient (or the lack) evidence?

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?

God exists — Thomas Aquinas’ Five Ways

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