- The conversion of an atheist Sci-Fi writer
- Faith Gives Hope to Science
- Fundamental physics is in a metaphysical mess and needs help
- Archbishop Chaput on the Evidential Power of Beauty
- The Problem of Evil is Harder for Atheists to Explain
- Faith and reason: the two wings of the human spirit
- Why the New Atheism is Inadequate
- Pope Francis to Atheists and Believers, “Do good: we will meet one another there.”
- Playing at Atheism
- Pope Francis on Atheism: every man is the image of God, whether he is a believer or not.
- Peter Kreeft: God or Atheism — Which Is More Rational?
- Shroud of Turin Dated to 1st Century
- Scientists predict calamity as “fiery comet” approaches
- Dostoevsky: Man Can Live Without Science
- Chesterton: Irreligion is the opium of the people.
Monthly Archives: January 2013
The “Rare Earth Hypothesis” suggests that complex life is rare in the universe, and may even be unique to Earth. If life does occur elsewhere, it will only be in the form of single-celled microbial life such as bacteria. Originally … Continue reading
Continuing Pieper’s theme (below) that “the whole world would not suffice” to satisfy man’s “thirst for happiness“, Psalm 73:25 asks, “Whom else have I in the heavens? None beside you delights me on earth.” Saint Augustine expounds on this theme: … Continue reading
No, not the 1999 Bond film, but the 1958 quote from German Catholic Thomistic philosopher Josef Pieper, in his work Happiness and Contemplation (p. 38): “Man as he is constituted, endowed as he is for a thirst for happiness, cannot … Continue reading
Today, January 28th, is the Feast Day of Saint Thomas Aquinas in the Catholic Church. Albert the Great, patron saint of scientists, called him The Ox. And G.K. Chesterton says of him: St. Thomas exalted God without lowering Man; he … Continue reading
Saint Augustine (Confessions, Book 11, Chapter XII) on the attitude all Believers as well as Skeptics should adopt: How, then, shall I respond to him who asks, “What was God doing before he made heaven and earth?” I do not … Continue reading
Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Five Proofs for the Existence of God, Quinque viae, have stimulated philosophical, theological, metaphysical and even scientific thought since the 13th Century. And Aquinas was simply summarizing the thought of his days, as the ideas contained in … Continue reading
Saint Augustine was one of the first to point out that Faith cannot contradict what can be known by Reason. As the Catechism says: 159 Faith and science: “Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy … Continue reading