ToTheSource last week noted something interesting that scientism is doing to our way of thinking: As the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, scholars have a tendency to dig up what they themselves have buried—that is, their presuppositions determine the results of their studies. They therefore “discover” exactly what they wanted to find. That is no less…Details
Alvin Plantinga, perhaps the greatest living philosopher of religion / theologian of philosophy, Calvinist extraordinaire, almost Amish-looking, and very deep-voiced gentleman gives your lecture this week, about the argument for God from naturalistic evolution, for which he is famous. A tricky one, this guy…
Fr. Barron elaborates on a sentence that means so much:
What do you worship?
Headline: “Members of the upper classes are more likely to lie, cheat and even break the law than people from less privileged backgrounds, a study has found.” From one perspective, I am certain that this attack is the business-as-usual class war mudslinging of the left. The irony is not lost, though. From their perspective, there…Details
Notice Steele’s failure to understand the difference between voluntary action and free will. There are two different paradigms being confused here. Free will is the ability to do the moral good, according to the Catholic definition. Doing the right thing frees you in ways that doing the wrong thing never could, no matter how easy…Details