Tag Archives: Monopoly On Reason

Important: Humanists Want Monopoly on the Word: “Reason”

Jon/ June 8, 2012/ Education, Enlightenment, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Religion, Theism/Atheism

I've decided that I will start an organization here in Chicago that will promote….Veracity and Correctness! This organization will hand out flyers to people on the importance of being Correct in what you say and organize events to criticize those who aren't Correct as not belonging to the organization I just started!  Well, this simple branding and marketing of a philosophy is essentially

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The Last Superstition

Jon/ May 3, 2012/ Books, Catholicism, Education, Faith and Reason, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, My PhD Comprehensive Exam Experiment, Philosophy, Theism/Atheism

Some of you may have heard of the book by Edward Feser called “The Last Superstition”. If you have not read it, read it. It is definitely in my top 3 favorite books of all time. Why? I wish the book had been around earlier in my personal journey towards theism and Christianity because it provokes thoughts and analysis of

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Old Higher Ed News

Jon/ May 1, 2012/ Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Empirical Science, Faith and Reason, Higher Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy

As referenced a few times before, it seems that the faith and reason that accompanies it is not being transmitted very well… It is already apparent that this is the case but now there are more numbers. From the Cardinal Newman Society: Study: College Age Students Losing Faith A new study coming out of Georgetown University reports that many in the

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England: Humanists Try to Block Catholic School Founding

Jon/ April 16, 2012/ Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary

I think many times we have the benevolent impression that we are given from humanists: “We want the best for mankind without worrying about an afterlife. Let's focus on improving the world now.” Now of course not all humanists are the same but in England, where they are more militant, I'm starting to think they are…  Two of the most

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Dawkins: Organized Religion will Perish before I Do

Jon/ January 27, 2012/ Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Empirical Science, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy, Religion, Theism/Atheism

Maybe this isn't worth my time, but in an lecture at the Jaipur Literature Fest, posted by the Times of India, Richard Dawkins, probably the most famous atheist in the world since the passing of Christopher Hitchens, has stated that he looks forward to organized religion perishing from the earth in his lifetime. I don't doubt that it is possible,

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England: Metaphysics Banned from Schools–Empiricism

Jon/ January 18, 2012/ Empirical Science, Enlightenment, Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy

The government in the United Kingdom has introduced a revision of the 'The Model Funding Agreement' that effectively bans the teaching of certain types of philosophy. (It appears that this effectively means any that come before David Hume…) The agreement states that funded schools are precluded from ‘teaching, as an evidence-based view or theory, of any view or theory that is contrary to

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Faith in Science? (Part II)

Jon/ January 16, 2012/ Faith and Reason, Modern Philosophy, Philosophy

In the last post on faith in science we were left wondering why there is such a strong trust in what the scientific process or method yields for us. Auguste Comte was fascinated with this last stage, this greatest achievement of humanity, the discovery of science. Even today science continues to attract an almost cult-like following. Earlier this week, the bishop of Barcelona noted

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