A Pillar of Truth

If you were born in a slum in India would you have the same worldview you have today? Would your definition of “right”, “wrong”, “truth”, and “beauty” be different? Would your religious beliefs be different? Most likely. But does this mean that all our beliefs about the most important things in life are merely a […]

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Slippery Words

Imagine with me that the outcome of WWII was reversed. Nazi Germany wins and extends its dark empire across the globe. But also imagine that in time the dictatorship slowly evolves into a half-way form of democracy, allowing the people to vote to install cabinet members and defense secretaries and so on. Friedrich, a promising […]

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When Unity Hurts the Church

One night, a matter of a few hours, was all that separated Christ from the brutality of the Cross. The pain of His closest friends abandoning Him, the horror of the Father’s wrath towards sin. What did Jesus do to prepare Himself, to steel His courage for Good Friday? How did He emotionally and psychologically calm Himself […]

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Can We Be Good Without God?

The late great atheist Christopher Hitchens, one of the alleged “four horseman” of the new atheism, was known for often stating that the strongest argument he knew of for the existence of a deity of some form was the fine tuning of the universe. When one examines the minute balance of temperatures, chemicals, oxygen levels, gravitational pulls, etc. […]

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