What does it say when the most popular course at one of the world's most prestigious universities is a psychology course on the good life? Can happiness be learned? Or should modern notions of happiness be *un*learned?
In speaking with an atheist acquaintance, it was suggested that the burden of proving the existence of God, or rather, of any god at all, rested with the believer. Believers are the ones making the claim, so it must be believers who provide the evidence therefore. Must it, though? Perhaps it would behoove us to … Continue reading Whence Does the Burden of Proof Lie?
The modern world is stuck in a dysfunctional loop. It began long ago to pursue those things that ruin the soul. The soul, accordingly, began to fall into ruin, and man in response sought more of the same, all the while believing that the reason he had not yet received the happiness he was promised was because he did not have enough of the thing in the first place.
One may accurately consider nostalgia a sort of restlessness for a sense of belonging, comfort, or peace. We are all longing to go home.
The twists and turns of life are often amusing. One such twist proceeds as follows: I recall sitting in the first of many undergraduate philosophy courses. It was during this particular course that I was first exposed in any substantial way to Plato’s Cave, and later to St. Aquinas’ Five Proofs of God, both of … Continue reading Saint Augustine Joins Twitter