“The God in the Cave”

By |2018-12-21T02:55:29-05:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, Christmas, Existence of God, G.K. Chesterton, Myth, Philosophy, Religion, Truth|

This sketch of the human story began in a cave; the cave which popular science associates with the cave-man and in which practical discovery has really found archaic drawings of animals. The second half of human history, which was like a new creation of the world, also begins in a cave. There is even a [...]

O Sting, Where Is Thy Death?

By |2018-08-28T13:13:52-05:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Death, Existence of God, Joseph Pearce, Music|

In a somewhat bizarre recent interview with the National Catholic Register, the aging rock star, Sting, who eons ago had been lead singer of the rock band The Police, waxed in a bemused and confused way about his relationship with the Catholic faith, in which he was raised but which he has abandoned. He gave [...]

In the Beginning Was the… Music?

By |2018-07-21T22:35:26-05:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Existence of God, Mathematics, Nature, Science|

Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind. Dr. Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, has published more than 70 articles in physics journals on topics such as supersymmetry, superstring theory, supergravity, and [...]

The Death of God and the New Stories

By |2019-03-28T13:27:51-05:00May 20th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Death, Existence of God, Great Books, Religion, Science, St. John's College|

The narratives of science and Christianity are obviously not novels, nor works of fiction, for both claim to tell the true story of humankind—where we came from, what we are, and where we are going. To determine if either of these narratives is true, we must assess the plot… In 1882, Nietzsche’s madman ran [...]

Death & the Present Moment: Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal

By |2019-03-05T13:29:51-05:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Existence of God, Faith, Film|

The Seventh Seal is focused on man’s spiritual doubt, and even complete lack of faith in God. The film asks: How can God remain separate from us as we experience darkness and suffering?… The Swedish director, Ingmar Bergman, has secured his place in the cinematic canon not only as a superb and unique director [...]

Why Agnosticism Is the Worst Idea Ever

By |2019-01-07T13:56:59-05:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Existence of God, Philosophy, Religion, Wyoming Catholic College|

Agnosticism is the ultimate stupidity and wickedness because it doesn’t so much reject God as ignore him. If I were God, I’d be more angry at such cold indifference than anything else… “Either God is, or he is not. But to which view shall we be inclined? Reason cannot decide this question. [Remember that [...]

“Submission”: The Crumbling of the Secular West

By |2018-12-21T15:12:33-05:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Books, Christianity, Community, Culture, Existence of God, Featured, Western Civilization|

A straightforward reading of Michel Houellebecq’s book shows that the author wants to consider the possibility that religion—not spiritualism, not some kind of therapeutic deism, but true, practiced, day-to-day religion—soothes our longings and grants us some measure of peace and satisfaction, a measure withheld by secular liberalism… Submission: A Novel by Michel Houellebecq (Groupe Flammarion, [...]

The Divine Element Within

By |2017-10-07T17:05:42-05:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Art, Existence of God, Featured, Intelligence, Music, Poetry, Reason, Religion, Science, St. John's College, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|

In Modernity, the capacity for effortless knowing is denied, ignored, or misunderstood. As a result, the origin of all knowledge is taken as unaided human effort and activity… The Two Modes of the Mind If we lack a word for an experience, we obviously cannot talk to others about it, and the experience, no [...]

Kant’s Philosophical Use of Mathematics: Negative Magnitudes

By |2018-11-21T08:38:49-05:00December 12th, 2016|Categories: E.B., Eva Brann, Existence of God, Immanuel Kant, Mathematics, Philosophy, Senior Contributors, St. John's College|

Kant shows that the one necessary, non-contingent existence is God, a being that is one, simple, unchangeable, eternal, and a spirit. There is, then, necessarily a God, a being comprehending not all, but all the highest positive reality… I hope that this consideration of a peculiar little work of great interest will appeal to [...]

Looking for God in Modernity

By |2018-12-12T16:42:44-05:00October 15th, 2016|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Existence of God, Modernity, Philosophy, St. John's College|

To understand the concept of God in Modernity, I first turned to the high point of Christianity in both the East and West. According to patristic tradition, God can be known in two ways. Cataphatic, or rational, knowledge defines God by positive statements; apophatic knowledge is direct experience of God, although such knowledge cannot [...]

The Chicken, the Egg… and God

By |2016-09-13T23:13:04-05:00September 13th, 2016|Categories: Culture, Existence of God, Great Books, Philosophy, Plutarch|

The great Greek historian Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus was born a little more than a decade after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and it was at that early date that he considered up the significance of the seemingly insignificant chicken-and-egg question. In his notable work Moralia, in a discussion on love, Plutarch appropriately notes that the “problem about [...]

Yes, Let’s Talk about Religion & Politics

By |2018-10-17T16:42:33-05:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: C.S. Lewis, Existence of God, Featured, G.K. Chesterton, Joseph Pearce, Religion, Senior Contributors|

It is sometimes said that religion and politics are the two topics that should not be discussed in polite company. The result is that nothing of importance is ever discussed, reducing the conversation of “polite company” to the level of the banal, at best, or to the level of gossip, at worst. And yet [...]

Materialism: The False God of Modern Science

By |2017-06-27T11:40:33-05:00July 20th, 2016|Categories: Existence of God, Philosophy, Reason, Science, St. John's College|

Trained to believe that every object as well as every act in the universe is matter, an aspect of matter, or produced by matter—that is, schooled to be a materialist—I scoffed at the two fellow students of mine in graduate school who regularly attended church. For me, at that time, the brain was the mind [...]