Category Archives: Philosophy

Faith is Reasonable: Faith is Rational

Many discuss faith and reason without providing precise and accurate definitions. Faith is reliance. Faith cannot be relied on (not if we are speaking precisely). So, faith does not rely on evidence or lack or evidence. If I see a … Continue reading

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On Mending and Ending Things by G. K. Chesterton

Originally Published in the Illustrated London News, December 23, 1905 A certain politician (whom I would not discuss here on any account) once said of a certain institution (which wild horses shall not induce me to name) that “It must … Continue reading

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The Persecution of Religion by G. K. Chesterton

(Collected Works, Volume xxxiii, The Illustrated London News 1923-1925, Ignatius Press, 1990, pp. 286-290) Most of us feel something rather arresting, not to say alarming, about the case of the man who was locked up in a lunatic asylum for eight … Continue reading

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The Virtue and Necessity of Prejudice and Inequality

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” Bertrand Russell             Ideas control the world. They guide human decisions. They tell us what decisions are available and which ones are … Continue reading

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Belief, Truth and God: Belief and Truth are Different Things

Religious conversation is often complicated because we use terms without clear ideas behind them. Lack of clarity in the beginning leads to frustration soon after. Belief and truth are different things, and should not be confused. Originally posted 2011-10-28 14:12:05. … Continue reading

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Reason and Religion- According to Hodge

1st. Reason is the primary revelation God has made to man, necessarily presupposed in every subsequent revelation of whatever kind. Originally posted 2011-12-03 16:44:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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What is Rationalism? [Hodge]

A “Naturalist” is one who holds that Nature is a complete self–contained, self–supported sphere in itself; and hence denies either the reality of the supernatural, or that it can be an object of human knowledge; and hence denies the necessity, or possibility, … Continue reading

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Zen Habits: Virtue, Oneness and Efficiency

Author: Darius Styl Zen habits are beneficial for everyone because everyone needs balance, peace and efficiency. Zen is simply a word that traces back to the idea of meditation, but is more commonly understood in vague terms of eastern balance, … Continue reading

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Limits of the Human Mind: According to Voltaire

LIMITS OF THE HUMAN MIND: Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary Someone asked Newton one day why he walked when he wanted to, and how his arm and his hand moved at his will. He answered manfully that he had no idea. “But at … Continue reading

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Against the Inner Light: Hodge & Chesterton

“Of all conceivable forms of enlightenment the worst is what these people call the Inner Light. Of all horrible religions the most horrible is the worship of the god within. Any one who knows any body knows how it would … Continue reading

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