A common current in modern culture is the view that morality is “relative.” In other words, what is morally right for me might not be morally right for you, and vice versa. Moral relativism is very appealing and popular largely due to the human desire for moral autonomy. After all, who wants somebody else telling them what they should and should not do? This cultural current, perhaps better than anything… Read More
“We have to recognize that we are spiritual beings with souls existing in a spiritual world as well as material beings with bodies and brains existing in a material world.”
–Nobel Prize winning neurophysiologist Sir John Eccles.
If there is no reality beyond the physical world, it stands to reason that our existence as sentient beings ends when our physical bodies die. And denying the existence of anything transcending… Read More
“What is to give light must endure burning.”
—Victor Frankl, the famed Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist who survived the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.
In his now famous book The God Delusion, outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins contends that:
“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a… Read More
In what is widely regarded to be the greatest soliloquy in all of drama, Shakespeare’s Hamlet refers to death as “the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveller returns.” And, in our culture, it is often taken for granted that we can have no insight whatsoever as to what lies on the other side of death’s door. But in the last few decades, advances in medicine have made instances of… Read More
“Another source of conviction in the existence of God, connected with the reason and not with the feelings, impresses me as having much more weight. This follows from the extreme difficulty or rather impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe, including man with his capacity of looking far backwards and far into futurity, as the result of blind chance or necessity. When thus reflecting I feel compelled to look… Read More
God himself is the best poet
And the real is His song
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“It is remarkable that such ideas should arise from a study of the behavior or the most elementary systems. That such systems point to a world beyond themselves is a fact that will be loved by all who believe that there are truths of which we know little, that there are mysteries seen only… Read More