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.
Which do you like better: Coke or Pepsi? There's little doubt that you have one, even if you aren't a soda drinker, you have a favorite. It's a marketing trick that is used all the time; make the choice between two options. Rather than Coke vs. every other drink you could have, they make your... Continue Reading →
Everyone has the tendency to look for reasons that prove their religion is right over another. It's natural. People are banking their eternity on this set of beliefs to which they ascribe, so that's kind of a big deal. However, there is value in understanding the commonalities of religious thought as well. This isn't about... Continue Reading →
It wasn’t long ago when kids were kids. They could play with sticks, jump from trees, ride their bikes and be free to have fun. They didn’t have to worry about their identity, rather they were allowed to enjoy the wonder that’s inherent to childhood. Now, all of that is eroding. Parents are there to... Continue Reading →
The debate around truth is an age-old discussion about whether it is objective or subjective. For centuries, even millennia, philosophers have argued both sides of the nature of truth. The scientific revolution and Enlightenment were game-changers in this debate as the world started building a paradigm on the assumption of Objective Truth. Objective Truth The... Continue Reading →
In the age of social media and smart phones, people no longer live in the real world. Rather than savoring a meal, they post it on Instagram. Instead of setting aside time to catch up with old friends, they keep up on Facebook. In lieu of going to a party or out for a night... Continue Reading →
When did it become acceptable to hit someone with whom you disagree? We used to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” Now, even average statement of facts are considered “microaggressions,” which give the offended person full license to commit violence in retaliation. Not only does this... Continue Reading →
Today, tolerance seems to be marked by defending any position except for intolerance. And intolerance is simply not holding the fashionable believes of the political left. But what really is tolerance, and how can we apply it properly in our society so that it reaps rewards. For instance, saying that you are morally opposed to... Continue Reading →