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The Modern Dilemma

Remember Jean-Paul Sartre’s statement that the basic philosophical question is that everything that exists has come out of absolutely nothing. In other words, you begin with nothing. 482 more words


Passing from Dreaming to Waking

by C. S. Lewis

I was taught at school, when I had done a sum, to “prove my answer”. The proof or verification of my Christian answer to the cosmic sum is this. 359 more words


Reflections on Gauging the Light and the Dark

I’ve heard the following Chinese parable from Ravi Zacharias a couple of times. It’s on my mind today:

An old farmer who had an old horse for tilling his fields.

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They Have Come to Bind

Now it is the charge against the main deductions of the materialist that, right or wrong, they gradually destroy his humanity; I do not mean only kindness, I mean hope, courage, poetry, initiative, all that is human. 61 more words

G. K. Chesterton

When Faith is Lost

Even where the Faith is preserved
men pursue wealth and power inordinately.
Where the Faith is lost they pursue nothing else.

–Hilaire Belloc,
Survivals and New Arrivals


Who Created God?

One of the showing stopping questions posed by atheists is this one: If God created the universe, who created God?

It is a clever question, and has stumped many a person who believes in God, but the question, itself, is flawed. 903 more words


Bad Ideas Have Consequences

Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor who endured the horrors of Auschwitz, astutely commented on the way that modern European thought had helped prepare the way for Nazi atrocities (and his own misery). 197 more words