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Why does the secular age still seem haunted?

I’ve been reading an interesting book by James K.A. Smith titled, How (Not) to be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor. He describes it as a guidebook to Taylor’s scholarly tome, A Secular Age. Taylor’s book looks at our history and how … Continue reading

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Moving on…

As I alluded to here, I’m moving on from writing posts that deal directly with the particular arguments and assumptions of the militant anti-theists. I started my inquiry into their anti-Christian polemics about two years ago.  My goal was to understand … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard: Reintroducing Christianity into Western Culture

Søren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher in the early to mid-19th century. What’s interesting to me is that he predicted the cultural Christian problem we have even to this day and talked about how to reintroduce genuine Christianity back into … Continue reading

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Two paths to finding meaning and purpose

Last time I shared what Nietzsche meant by saying that “God is dead.” I’m paraphrasing here, but he predicted (with uncanny accuracy) that when we, as a modern society, have “killed God” by losing faith in a True World view … Continue reading

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Do morals evolve?

I thought about this question in light of the discussion on my recent posts here, here, and here. It seems that naturalists and secularists want us to believe that our moral values come to us from our biology and these … Continue reading

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How Christianity shaped Western values

Last time I talked about the myth of secular progress and how secularists must borrow their morals and ethics from religious sources. The following clip is a video conversation between agnostic historian Tom Holland and Bible scholar N.T. Wright that further … Continue reading

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The myth of secular progress

I’m always amused whenever I hear the popular sentiment, “We’re better off now without religion” boasted by atheists/humanists as they point to prosperous and largely secular European countries today. The following conversation illustrates  beautifully why I think this boast is … Continue reading

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