On Gardens, Institutions, and the Universe

By |2020-09-05T15:47:12-05:00September 5th, 2020|Categories: Christianity, Existence of God, Nature, Philosophy, St. Thomas Aquinas|

The most effective way to show that God exists is to expose our false deep-seated illusion that the world around us, our networks, are all there is and ever was, in the eternity of the world. It is our prejudices, our pride, our fear that keep us from seeing that the Prime Mover is not [...]

“The Language of God”: The Man Who Saw God Through a Microscope

By |2020-07-07T10:41:40-05:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Books, Christianity, Darwin, Existence of God, Faith, Nature, Reason, Science, St. Augustine|

In “The Language of God,” Francis Collins breaks into the debate between faith and reason with intelligible writing and with the strength of his experience as a scientist and the nine-years director of the Human Genome Project. He is a man who found God while deciphering the hidden codes of life. The Language of God: [...]

“The God in the Cave”

By |2020-12-24T22:11:47-06:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Christendom, Christianity, Christmas, Existence of God, G.K. Chesterton, Myth, Philosophy, Religion, Truth|

Christ was not only born on the level of the world, but even lower than the world. The first act of the divine drama was enacted, not only on no stage set up above the sightseer, but on a dark and curtained stage sunken out of sight. This sketch of the human story began in [...]

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 |2021-01-20T12:33:22-06:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Audio/Video, 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 hadronic [...]

The Death of God and the New Stories

By |2021-04-24T19:18:53-05:00May 20th, 2018|Categories: Christianity, Death, Existence of God, George Stanciu, 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 to [...]

Death and the Present Moment: Ingmar Bergman’s “The Seventh Seal”

By |2020-03-09T13:09:08-05:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Death, 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 but [...]

Why Agnosticism Is the Worst Idea Ever

By |2020-07-21T22:59:51-05:00December 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 Pascal’s [...]

“Submission”: The Crumbling of the Secular West

By |2019-10-10T12:10:19-05:00October 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, 2015) [...]

The Divine Element Within

By |2019-11-14T13:12:37-06:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Art, Existence of God, Featured, George Stanciu, 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 matter [...]

Kant’s Philosophical Use of Mathematics: Negative Magnitudes

By |2021-04-27T21:40:49-05:00December 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 readers [...]

Looking for God in Modernity

By |2019-11-27T12:59:47-06:00October 15th, 2016|Categories: Catholicism, Christianity, Existence of God, George Stanciu, 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 be [...]

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 the [...]

Atheism: Disproved by Science?

By |2019-07-10T23:24:20-05:00September 9th, 2016|Categories: Atheism, Existence of God, George Stanciu, Science, St. John's College|

I, like you, was born in the Kali Yuga, the Dark Age of Hindu mythology, when all the great faiths of the world are on the wane. The secular faith in the Nation-State, in grand schemes to institute Paradise on Earth, and in placing transcendent hope in human institutions has been destroyed by history. No [...]

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