Reason on Trial Again: The New Galileos and the New Bellarmines

In 1615, Galileo was summoned to the Vatican where Cardinal Bellarmine prosecuted him. The Roman Inquisition accused Galileo of heresy for promoting Copernican heliocentrism (the view that earth and the stars revolve around the Sun). Galileo invited Bellarmine to look through his telescope to see the scientific evidence for himself, but the Cardinal refused. He [...]

Sanity, Surrender & Serenity

Reinhold Niebuhr was a theologian and professor at Union Theological Seminary. President Lyndon Johnson awarded Niebuhr the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964 and many American legends, including Martin Luther King, Jr., Madeleine Albright, Barack Obama, John McCain and Jimmy Carter, have cited Niebuhr as one of their key influences. He is widely regarded as [...]

Heaven’s Morality: Can We Approximate It?

Universal Moral Law What is morality? Morality is a system of values and principles that provide individuals with methods to differentiate right actions from wrong actions. Moral systems can be informed by religion or pure logic and philosophy. The most ancient and simple form of morality is the divine command theory, which states that an [...]

Hate Speech is Free Speech (and we must protect it)

The Gates of Hell have opened and evil (hate speech) is springing forth from the abyss. https://youtu.be/s1LmB_3QzocA gate has been opened. Fringe beliefs and extremist ideologies have been declared “commonplace” by many on the left. This generally occurs when sensationalist anecdotes are referenced instead of statistics. Nevertheless, it is true that some objectively despicable people, [...]

“Pro-lifers are hypocritical religious zealots.” | ABORTION (Choice & Consequence) – Pt. 5

If every hypocrite's argument could be dismissed on the grounds of his hypocrisy, there would never be an argument that was not dismissed... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOVNuBAmXcs&t=1s Here’s what the argument looks like when broken down into premises: P1) Pro-lifers are hypocrites. P2) Hypocrites don’t have moral integrity. P3) People without moral integrity cannot provide valid recommendations regarding [...]