What’s good for the world?

We have lived by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives, so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption that … Continue reading

And a third take on ‘tolerance’

Verbatim, Diana West: “It’s important to realize sharia’s prohibition of criticism of Islam is basic Islam: There is nothing “radical” about it. Indeed, it is this basic Islamic censorship that is at the crux of why Islam itself — not … Continue reading

Verbatim: Tim Keller

“For the sake of argument, let’s imagine that Christianity is not the product of any one culture but is actually the transcultural truth of God. If that were the case we would expect that it would contradict and offend every … Continue reading

The Philosopher and the Conservative

From Maverick Philosopher by Bill Vallicella: “One cannot be a philosopher without believing in the power of reason.  But one cannot be a conservative without doubting its power to order our affairs and ameliorate our condition. Equally, one cannot be … Continue reading

The Double ‘L’

The Maverick Philosopher is an insightful, philosophical and often humorous maverick. Here he pontificates on the pros and cons of single and double ‘l’s. I quote in full: “Marvellous, travelling, tranquillity.  Not that the single ‘l’ is wrong.  It could … Continue reading

Verbatim: The implications of evolutionary naturalism

“The time has come to take seriously the fact that we humans are modified monkeys, not the favored Creation of a Benevolent God on the Sixth Day. In particular, we must recognize our biological past in trying to understand our … Continue reading