Category: Philosophy

Can We Please Stop Calling Intellectual Rejects “Woke?”

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Let me start by saying that I have absolutely no problem with anybody of any intellectual capacity forming an opinion through earnest investigation, careful analysis, a sincere attempt to understand opposing views, and thoroughly questioning the position at which they arrive with the understanding that other people may do the same thing and arrive at Read More …

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A Perfect Example of the Problem with Facebook Philosophy: No, Jesus Was Not an Eastern Mystic &, Yes, “I” Exist.

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When I say “Facebook Philosophy,” I mean people doing really bad philosophy but putting it into videos in which they over-enunciate enough words with an exaggeratedly confident tone in a flashy video with cool music so that people without the philosophical whereabouts to know better watch the video and leave with a warm, fuzzy feeling Read More …

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How Seriously Does Our Concept of Time Affect Arguments for God’s Existence?

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A common argument for God’s existence is the Kalam Cosmological Argument which states: 1. All things that begin to exist have a cause. 2. The universe began to exist. 3. Therefore, the universe has a cause (typically understood to be God) Critics of this argument commonly focus on premise number 2 by arguing that the Read More …

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How Our Obsession With Identity is Making Us Forget Universal Human Virtues

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Film and social media celebrity George Takei recently shared an article entitled “9 Strangers Get Turned Into What They’ve Always Wanted To Be But Never Had The Courage” with the caption “Don’t Dream it–be it.” Don’t ask me why I even follow Takei or click on his links. Maybe it’s just a weird masochistic affinity Read More …

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My Take On Why God Lets Bad Things Happen to People (and Why He’s Not Responsible For It)

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Like anybody else, I’m no stranger to difficulties and injustice in my life or the lives of those around me. But I also believe in a God who is maximally-powerful and maximally-good. So then why has God allowed me, and other people, to experience tragedy or suffering? The problem with answering this question is that Read More …

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A (Very) Brief Guide for Everyday Christians Who Feel Intellectually Intimidated

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Philosophy has a bitter taste in the mouths of many Christians who fear their faith would suffer if they subjected it to philosophy’s withering skepticism. When Christians think of philosophy, they are quick to associate it with Voltaire or Nietzsche who wasted no chance to lambaste religion. But this should not be the case. Philosophers Read More …

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