Tag Archives: Religion

One of Two Steps: “A Secular Religion That Tolerates No Opposition” – Cardinal O’Connor

test/ May 18, 2012/ News Commentary, to be moved

The Battle for the Core continues as more and more leaders in the Church start begin to recognize what “compromise with the modern world” means for religions. It happens to be a characteristic trait in 18th century modern literature foretelling the utopia of a 'the modern world' excluding God, or at least one that isn't on board with religious indifferentism. The popes 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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The Ultimate Promise of the “Enlightenment”: Transhumanism

Jon/ April 17, 2012/ Education, Enlightenment, Modern Philosophy

Transhumanism is the idea that man should eventually transform and make improvements on his body by technological advances. The goal is to become posthuman. Nearly all religious traditions have held that life after death is something which awaits us–whether it be by reincarnation, eternal punishment or pleasure/union with goodness, or simply various other imaginative ideas  created by the Romans (like pushing

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Relevant Text: On The True Nature of Liberty by Leo XIII (1888)

Jon/ February 8, 2012/ Catholicism, Philosophy

My emphasis in bold. LIBERTAS ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIIION THE NATURE OFHUMAN LIBERTY To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, andBishops of the Catholic World in Grace andCommunion with the Apostolic See. Liberty, the highest of natural endowments, being the portion only of intellectual or rational natures, confers on man this dignity – that he is “in the hand of his

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I saw this at my train stop this morning…

test/ February 3, 2012/ Modern Philosophy, Theism/Atheism, to be moved

Readers, please welcome the newest ad campaign on the Chicago Transit system! Does this look familiar? All ideologies naturally proselytize themselves…why should they not? They are truth claims about the world outside. Unless you are a strict relativist or skeptic about all things…then you won’t be proselytizing anything EXCEPT skepticism and relativism. Anyone here ever met anyone like that? They

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