humanity

A Lesson about Suffering

  What a man who lives in his van reminded me about the suffering world around us… I drove to Walmart one day this week to pick up new goggles and bathing suits for my children’s swim team trials.  As I pulled my van into a spot, I noticed another familiar vehicle, similar to my own, parked across from me.  The […]

The Philosophy of Sex

Marriage: The Union of One Woman and One Man

Perhaps the only absolute statement you can make in our society which will not receive any disagreement is that human beings are sexual beings. No matter what a person’s political or philosophical point of view they are most likely to agree to the statement that human beings are sexual. In fact in some areas of society, especially among educators, academics, […]

Why are so many Christians confused today?

So far during this series of articles we have been laying out a simple framework that incorporates all the unchanging elements of this universe we live in; elements that are not physical or measurable, but rather principles upon which all of reality rests on. Metaphysics shows us that we intuitively realize certain truths. Stick with me on this and you’ll […]

Hockey, Football and other Religions!

So far during this series of articles we have been laying out a simple framework that incorporates all the unchanging elements of this universe we live in; elements that are not physical or measurable, but rather principles upon which all of reality rests on. Metaphysics shows us that we intuitively realize certain truths. If a wall exists in front of […]

Do we know who we are? — Humanity’s “Identity Crisis”

"The Creation of Adam" (detail) by Michelangelo

I’m getting old … and soft … and grumpy! I just got back from two weeks of “tenting it” and I’m hurtin’. Thirty years ago, all I needed was a backpack, sleeping bag, fishing rod and off I’d go. A lean-to would keep me dry, ferns for a mattress would comfort my sleep and the sounds of birds in the […]

We’ve Lost that “Loving” Feeling Too

Marriage: The Union of One Woman and One Man

Before we start, put the following question in the back of your mind and let it sit there until we pick it up near the end. Gentlemen, don’t fall into the temptation of answering right away, because anything you say can and will be used against you, and that could get ugly! Who is more free, the single man or […]

We’ve Lost that “Thinking” Feeling

Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Angelic Doctor

When I first begin a new semester of teaching Philosophy, I always begin by asking students for their opinions on certain moral and social questions. In almost all cases the student’s response begins with: “I feel that…” These three little words are indicative, I think, of why there is so much confusion in our society. As stated in a previous […]

Rediscovering Our Humanity… Metaphysically

"Creation of Adam" (detail) by Michelangelo

We are raising activists, not saints! I don’t remember exactly what it was that made me scribble down that observation because I was cooking lunch for my children and was half listening to the news on the television, but that observation was later reinforced when I came across an article on the internet written by a feminist professor and mother. […]