I wanted to review the Doctrine of the Mean and the Analects because I think they are full of amazing wisdom. Confucius is, in my opinion, on par with some of the greatest Greek philosophers. Having now read more of Plato's work, I would compare these works to something like the Symposium or Republic. The... Continue Reading →
Is there a Moral Truth or is morality simply relative? How we look at the world in other fields might enlighten us on this question.
How do we defend the American republic? Our first President had some great advice in his farewell address. Hear what Washington prescribed and how it's still relevant.
Does liberty play a role in ethical action? I believe that liberty is necessary for attaining virtue. This article explains why.
Another great post today from @TheVMPod. It's an insightful article into what it means and what it takes to be a good steward. Read more --> The Good Steward [Guest Blog]
It's been great collaborating with Stephen and Bryan at @TheVMPod. Here's a great post, originally from their site (linked in comment below) for you to learn more about Courage and its modern portrayals. Read more --> The True Image of Courage
Virtue, it is said, lies in the Mean. This post will help you know how to find the straight and narrow path of virtue by giving you the tools to properly assessing your situation.
Enjoying the series so far? This third part talks about the root of the idea of the Mean from philosophy. If you want to see how a proper mode of acting can be reasoned to, tune in.
DEBATE: In light of the recent shooting, it seemed necessary to explain both the principal and philosophy behind the 2nd Amendment and the pragmatic and utilitarian arguments in favor of it.
Check out my newest book review on Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu! This book is full of insights and I hope to bring some of those to light for you in this video. It's definitely worth checking out if you have any interest in Religion or Philosophy. Lao Tzu is an amazing thinker and prophet, and his wisdom is beautifully articulated in the Tao Te Ching!
Feminism began as a fight for equal treatment. However, it has devolved into angry shouting, mistreatment of women, replicating masculine traits and turned against individualism.
Understand better how the discussion of the Mean forebodes the differences in Eastern and Western civilizations despite coming to the same conclusions on virtue and vice.
Keeping the Christ in Christmas is about remembering why this holiday exists to begin with-the virgin birth of Jesus. This is a look at the valuable theological and philosophical truths that can be learned from the Nativity.
In reality, most of the "cuts" in the senate bill are just accounting maneuvers to keep everything budget neutral. There are a couple important questions to ask about this bill. What does this do to actually reduce the percentage of income that goes to taxes? Where are these tax dollars going? Will the spending and budget reflect the lowered tax rate, or will it simply continue?
Secularism is creating a monopoly in government institutions, and demonizing all religious people, especially those in government. To understand the separation of church and state, the effect of religion on morals and how people should act in government institutions with respect to faith, give this a read.