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An Example Of Reconciliation Of Plato With Christianity

January 19, 2013

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Boethius in the sixth century A.D. and Thomas Aquinas 500 years later, devoted their lives to the reconciliation of Platonic Philosophy with Christianity. One can see in this presentation reason why they both believed that Plato, at an earlier time, was teaching much of the same message that Christianity brought forth later. Advertisements

Ingratitude

September 1, 2012

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The Roman Statesman and Philosopher Lucius Anneaus Seneca believed that ingratitude should be a crime dealt with and punished by the State. Although most all today would disagree that the former should be the case, most today would agree that we live in a time where ingratitude is certainly rampant. Seneca in his book on […]

Vegan-ism — Trendy Lifestyle or New Age Religion?

May 23, 2012

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Recently I was asked the following question by a very sincere follower of the Vegan life style:  “What does Vegan-ism have to do with religion”?  Apparently this friend was being ostracized by others in her circle for seeming to replace her commitment to previous religious values with inordinate zeal for Vegan-ism. Normally I would not […]

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

April 12, 2012

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Professor Andrew Stark of the University of Toronto quotes the Greek thinker Epicurius in stating that “The relationship between a person and his death, is a strange one.  Whenever one is present, the other is nowhere to be seen. As long as a person is alive, his death has not yet happened. And of course […]

The Roots Of Boredom

February 6, 2011

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“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone”.  Thus said the French philosopher Blaise Pascal.  I used to think that boredom was an affliction that was peculiar to the young. Children and Youth are always rendering that complaint and view it as something very  difficult to endure.  I […]

Who said Calvinists don’t know how to have fun?

October 24, 2010

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The image of the non-fun loving Calvinist is in dire need of exposure to some light of truth.  John Calvin, though one of the intellectual giants of Theology, was not the judgmental curmudgeon that he is so often portrayed.  Brother Calvin, it seems was often seen, on days other than the Sabbath,  lawn bowling in […]

Aquinas, Kierkegaard and the demonstrability of the existence of God?

October 12, 2010

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Thomas Aquinas believed that the existence of God could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  He stated that there were five ways that this  proposition was demonstrable.  In his  “Summa Theologica”  Thomas  states his case beginning with the theory of motion and the necessity of a prime mover.  Aristotle had made this argument previously and […]