I “asked” Bing AI about those who see the traditional family as “a social structure of oppression” and who suggest that the dissolution of the traditional family might or would be a good thing for the world. I asked about those who say boys and girls, men and women, are becoming obsolete categories making room… Read More Catholic “Chat” with Bing AI About the Future, Family and Gender
“The word “God” exists. Thus we return to the beginning, to the simple fact that in the universe of words with which we build our world and without which even the so-called facts do not exist for us, the word “God”, too, occurs. Even for the atheists, even for those who say: God is dead,… Read More Karl Rahner on the Word “God”
C.S. Lewis on materialistic thoughts; Consequences for Our Thought-Processes and Philosophies of Truth… ‘If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are… Read More Revisiting C.S. Lewis on the Dangers of Scientism
Full length presentation below. “A fascinating new look at the biblical, historical, and scientific evidence for Creation and the Flood. Learn from more than a dozen scientists and scholars as they explore the world around us in light of Genesis. St. Alphonsus Liguori: “It is a certain rule, received in common by all, that the… Read More Is Genesis History?
St. Thomas Aquinas writes regarding the ideal, “One of the principal things to be considered,” Thomas wrote, “with regard to the good establishment of princes [rulers] is that all should have some part in the government; for in this way peace is preserved amongst the people, and all are pleased with such a disposition of… Read More St. Thomas Aquinas on the Ideal Form of Government
Don’t be so smart, be wise. Pride goes before a fall. Symptoms may include: Painful Pox which reportedly scar the face and infected body parts lastingly, most commonly the face, mouth, penis / urethra, anus… (Source: WGBH Boston 98.7, 8.1.22) — WSJ: Monkeypox Patients Report Excruciating Pain and Lack of Guidance as U.S. Cases Mount… Read More Who to Blame?
“Only the God of Jesus Christ is the living God [Jn. 14:16]. As has also been stated in the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Dei Verbum (no. 3), the first God mentioned above—the God of the philosophers—is the fruit of human thought, of human speculation, and capable of saying something valid about God . In… Read More John Paul II on the Only Name Under Heaven
John E. Fagan “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart the desire to know the truth — in a word, to know himself — so that by knowing and loving God, men and women can come… Read More John Paul II on Faith, Reason and Nihilism
President John F. Kennedy in the Workers Paradise where all were “equal,” June 26, 1963. Today JFK would likely not be welcome in the new Democratic Party. 10 Most Amazing Berlin Wall Escapes “The Berlin wall was constructed in the early 1960s to divide the city. West-Berlin was capitalist and free, but the East was… Read More In 1963 All Socialists in East Berlin Lived in Affordable Housing
By Gary Potter “The Enlightenment” is the name by which are known both an intellectual movement and an historical period usually considered as having begun in the 17th century and reaching their height in the 18th. However, insofar as ideas spawned by the movement — ideas about God, authority, order and freedom — are ones… Read More The Enlightenment Is Not Over
THIS IS A question which has, in a sense, a frantically comic side. For the real question is not what are we to make of Christ, but what is He to make of us? The picture of a fly sitting deciding what it is going to make of an elephant has comic elements about it.… Read More What are we to make of Jesus Christ? by C.S. Lewis.
In his novella, The Fall, the French philosopher and novelist Albert Camus stops lamenting for a moment social injustice as well as the “meaninglessness” and “absurdity” of an empty Nietzschean universe in general, and turns instead to biography, specifically to his own cruelty. Camus was a notorious, even “obsessive,” womanizer. But in time it got more complicated… Read More The Falls of Albert Camus
Understanding the Epistemological Foundations of Scientific Totalitarianism by Phillip D. Collins 2009 Scientific totalitarianism is certainly not a new topic in the halls of political science and history. Given its bloody legacy of democide (i.e., state-sanctioned genocide, mass murder, and politicide) and its prolific spread throughout the world, scientific totalitarianism remains a preoccupying sociopolitical phenomenon… Read More The Faustian Face of Modern Science
To the Outskirts of Existence “At the end of 2013, I wrote to Pope Francis suggesting we have a conversation about the fundamental questions facing Christians in the modern world. It was a naïve proposal, but it never reached him. John WatersJul 12, 2021, Ireland The main element and purpose of this article is actually… Read More John Waters on Pope Francis
outlook “The Philosophy of Science challenges a fundamental facet of the modern outlook: that science as such can answer ultimate questions about ourselves, the universe, and God. Disdaining mere discussion or mordant criticism of purely scientific conclusions, Sheen opens science to a realm of thought commonly diminished at best and denigrated at worst: the metaphysical.… Read More Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, The Philosophy of Science