Religion and Obligation - What if we don't want to obey?

Religion and Obligation – But I don’t want to obey?…

People often don’t like religion because they don’t want to obey A lot of people react to religion and want nothing to do with it. Not because they’ve considered its truth claims but because they feel it is constricting. Interestingly, we got our modern English word “religion” from the Latin word religio meaning “obligation” or “bond.” So, […]

Naturalistic evolution teaches that our sense of morality evolved

Naturalistic evolution teaches that our sense of morality evolved

Imagine I gave you a pill that made you feel morally obligated to give me money… Kinda random but hear me out. After the pill wore off, what would you think of your moral conviction to give me money? Would you regret it? Question it? Probably both. That’s what moral conviction is if we’re simply […]

Somewhat Random Reflections on Knowledge

Somewhat Random Reflections on Knowledge

Here’s some somewhat random reflections on knowledge if you’re interested… How Can We Know Anything at All? Wow. That is a super big question. And it’s a question that some people are not asking at all. That’s problematic. And in some ways ignorant. However, others are asking that question but they’re asking it in a […]

What explains the contradiction of humanity?

What explains the contradiction of humanity?

What explains the contradiction of humanity? Hospitals and especially children’s hospitals are a testimony to the beauty and brokenness of our world. Humanity is capable of amazing feats structurally and scientifically. We build edifices and index illnesses. . We build this collectively in community. Because we are mightier together. That’s the purposive power of politics […]

Hinduism & New Age Spirituality on suffering

Hinduism & New Age Spirituality on Suffering

Hinduism & New Age Spirituality on Suffering What does Hinduism say about suffering? The most prominent of the six schools of Hindu philosophy is Vedanta Hinduism. It teaches that suffering comes from ignorance (maya). This view teaches that we can be freed from suffering when we recognize our oneness with the Divine. This form of Hinduism thus says […]

Is science our salvation? 

Is science our salvation? 

Science brings solutions. Solutions I thank God for. Without the breakthroughs in medicine that science has brought, my wife and son would not be alive because of a dangerous birth. The Bible tells us to be thankful for good things like science. It doesn’t say science isn’t real, or anything crazy like that. Instead, it […]

Suffering?

Suffering? What does Buddhism say about it?

Suffering? What does Buddhism say say about it? Why does it happen and what hope is there in the midst of it? How should we respond to the reality of suffering? Why does suffering happen? Why does suffering happen? What hope do we have in the midst of suffering? And what do the major views […]

Does science disprove miracles?

Does science disprove miracles?

Are miracles possible? Does science disprove miracles?   We must first ask, ‘What even is a miracle?’ We must also consider our assumptions as we ask the question. Then we’ll be in a better position to consider miracles. . What is a Miracle? David Hume, a skeptic philosopher believed a miracle is a violation and […]

Can an outside hand reach into the fishbowl of our universe?

Can an outside hand reach into the fishbowl of our universe?

Can an outside hand reach into the fishbowl of our universe? Newton, a scientist that also happened to be a fish, was a keen observer of the ecology of the fishbowl. He was surprised to observe regular patterns in his fish universe. But he did.  For example, Newton observes that food daily falls upon the […]

Doesn’t science contradict what Christianity teaches?

Doesn’t science contradict what Christianity teaches?

The Bible talks about a lot of crazy things like walking on water. We can walk on ice but we can’t walk on water. Doesn’t that automatically prove Christianity is false and even foolish? Also, the Bible cannot be tested in a laboratory so we cannot have scientific proof that it’s true. By this criterion, however, […]

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