What Is Truth and What is Truth?

By test|May 21, 2013|Philosophy, to be moved|

The question “What is truth?” has been asked throughout the centuries and continues to be. However, from a Christian point of view, “the truth” can be looked at in different ways.     The truth can be seen in the most general definition as a proposition (proposes a state of affairs about the universe usually in the format x is y) which either ‘obtains’ or ‘fails to obtain’ in reality.

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3rd Annual Reasonfest!

By Jon|April 19, 2013|Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy|

Just like last year on the national level, secular humanists continue to host 'reason' events ever more, continuing the tradition from the French Revolution.  Its interesting because with these growing each year, it just goes to show even more that liturgy and ritual is an integral part of being human and believing in something.  Reasonfest! The free conference at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union is for those with no

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More Ignorance on the “God Particle”

By Jon|April 9, 2013|Empirical Science, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy|

Anyone reading this blog probably already intelligent enough to understand why this article is nonsense and part of the continued effort to spin the science of the higgs boson as having significant philosophical, and therefore theological implications, but I'll put it before you anyways: ‘God particle’ revealed day after new pope announced 7:52 am March 14, 2013, by George Mathis Smashing stuff isn't just for kids and drunks. (CERN) Scientists said Thursday, the

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The God Particle and Metaphysics

By Jon|February 9, 2013|Modern Philosophy, Philosophy, Religion|

Behold! The latest and greatest evidence out there to show that God doesn't exist, brought to you by…wait for it…empirical science! The higgs boson, mentioned in the previous post is the answer to why the “supernatural” is really an illusion. Though this conclusion was not claimed by its discoverer it has been propelled forward as so by every other vehement secular humanist- titling the higgs boson as: THE GOD PARTICLE.

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Principles vs. Persons

By Jon|February 4, 2013|Philosophy, Quotes|

Today I wish to share with you a reflection on a quote, posted before, from Fulton Sheen: “There is no other subject on which the average mind is so much confused as the subject of tolerance and intolerance… Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to principles. Intolerance applies only to principles, but never to persons.” +Fulton J. Sheen, 1931 “The Curse of Broadmindedness” Today this is truer than ever, perhaps even

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On The Nature of True Liberty (16-18)

By Jon|January 29, 2013|Philosophy|

It's been while since an installment of the famous encyclical by Leo XIII “Libertas Praestantissimum. You will remember that the Pontiff was talking about the difference between human reason and eternal reason and the problem with holding human reason as the sole orbiter of truth rather than a tool to discover. The lower must be subject to the higher…however in most modern viewpoints, the concept of hierarchy is something of

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On Nature of True Liberty (16-26 Coming Soon!)

By Jon|January 17, 2013|Catholicism, Philosophy, Resources|

Many of you were following my series on the document Libertas Praestantissimum (On the Nature of True Liberty) and wonder when the next installment is coming (we left off on point 12). To wet your appetite again, I have posted this recently produced video by CNS: Play Video.

Discoverer of “God Particle” calls Dawkins an Embarrassment

By Jon|January 10, 2013|Empirical Science, News Commentary, Theism/Atheism|

The Guardian has reported that Peter Higgs, the particle physicist claiming the existence of the Higgs Boson, the so called ‘God particle’ which most claim supposedly explains away anything related to the supernatural, has stated in no uncertain terms that Richard Dawkins as an embarrassment [to the scientific community] for his fundamentalist attacks on religion: “What Dawkins does too often is to concentrate his attack on fundamentalists. But there are many believers who are

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Just like the “old days”: Metaphysics Guides Science

By Jon|November 19, 2012|News Commentary, Philosophy|

I know this isn't news to any of the readers of this blog, but I thought it was important to post articles that fit right in with the purpose of my writing here. My emphasis is bold and comments blue Why do I say “Just like the old days”? Well, in the papal encyclical Aeterni Patris, Leo XIII talks about restoring philosophy to its former glory–to the days when philosophy entailed

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404 – Page Not Found

By Jon|October 31, 2012|Fun, Humor, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy|

404 – Page Not Found The page you’re looking for does not exist, or does it? According to Immanuel Kant, there are fundamental features of reality that escape our direct knowledge because of the natural limits of the human faculties. There are also fundamental features of the internet that escape our direct knowledge because of the semantic limits of internet technology. We can't find the page you are looking for because of

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