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Kierkegaard and Socrates: Does the man who thinks you can suspend ethics have any value for the 21st century?

Why should “Mr. Rationalist” read Kierkegaard?

I’ve just finished writing a brief essay for a course I’m taking on Kierkegaard. If you have read my writing for a while you may well wonder why I’d spend my time studying the guy who started Existentialism and who was one of the 19th century’s biggest proponents of irrationality. 2,181 more words

My Moral Code

Ivan Ilyin: "mankind has been morally blinded"

“Having lost our bond with God and the Christian Tradition, mankind has been morally blinded, gripped by materialism, irrationalism and nihilism … In order to overcome the global moral crisis, we have to return to eternal moral values, that is faith, love, freedom, conscience, family, motherland and nation, but above all faith and love.”

– Ivan Ilyin

Religious/Theological Reflections


The Suicide of Thought

G. K. Chesterton

Evolution is a good example of that modern intelligence which, if it destroys anything, destroys itself.  Evolution is either an innocent scientific description of how certain earthly things came about; or, if it is anything more than this, is an attack upon thought itself.  114 more words


Atheist, pt. 2

Even though Richard Dawkins is considered one of the Four Horsemen of New Atheism, I feel he has a gentler touch than Christopher Hitchens when it comes to religion.  537 more words

Searle against the rejection of realism

Prof. John Searle (born July 31, 1932) is an American philosopher and currently the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Widely noted for his contributions to the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and social philosophy, he began teaching at Berkeley in 1959. 157 more words