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, […]

Does the concept of justice even make sense today?

Justice and the Just One

I was considering the word and concept of justice today so I looked up the definition of “justice.” The search returned a few definitions that stuck to me: “moral rightness,” “the quality of being just,” and “moral principle determining just conduct.” To understand or seek justice then, we need to have an idea of what […]

Why do Black Lives & LGBTQ+ Lives Matter?

Why do black lives and LGBTQ+ lives matter? This is an important question because some people have views that don’t support the idea of lives mattering. For example, Charles Darwin, the most famous proponent of evolution titled his book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races […]

Moral Order

The world has a moral order. Many are unwilling to concede that truth, however. But the world functions as if that is the case. Let’s take my kid’s classroom as an example. In my kid’s classroom there is a telos, or goal for which the students gather. There are also specific means that are employed […]

Darwin, Dawkins, and Moral Duty

…if certain communities do certain things that we personally don’t like—such as keep people locked up in their basement to eat later—they are not actually wrong. We just see things differently based on our genetics and the community in which we find ourselves. 

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