November 20, 2019

Tag - Reason

The Holy Alliance: Faith & Reason

The opening refrain to one of Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits in the 1950s was Love and Marriage! They go together like a horse and carriage. The same thought may apply to the inner relationship between Faith and Reason. One cannot legitimately have...

When Feelings Take Control

I recently examined three false notions promoted by Carl Rogers (and Abraham Maslow) that are well on the way to destroying America. In this essay I will expand on one of them—the idea that feelings and emotions are a better guide than reason and...

When We Fail to Use Reason

If we knew that there was a deadly strain of Ebola coming to the United States from a country in West Africa, I wonder how many people would say, “let it come, we are the United States.” I venture that not many people would be that arrogant or...

Naked Moments

At a local restaurant before the end of 2013, we met a young server, a 24-year old woman who had spent the last few years living in New York City. She had gone there to write the great American novel.  She proceeded to tell me about her story, set...

The Requirements of Love

The two greatest commandments, Jesus emphasized, are love of God and love of neighbor. (Matt 22:36-40 and Mark 12: 28-31) And the way we are to love one another is as He himself has loved us. (John 15:12-17) In the Sermon on the Mount, He was even...

Politicians Abusing Logic

When a spokesman was asked whether the State Department would investigate allegations that Hillary had misused her office, he replied, “We’re not going back to do a retroactive examination of each of those cases and we’re not going to make a...

Our Current Plague Of Nuttiness

Every day’s news brings multiple illustrations of the plague of nuttiness that is afflicting America. A case in point is the government’s handling of the Benghazi affair. On September 11, 2012, the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya was attacked, four...

Valuing Faith And Reason

In the late 18th century Thomas Paine argued in The Age of Reason that reason and revelation are in opposition and reason is superior. Those who agree with him have often been even more disparaging of religious faith. Nietzsche wrote, “Faith means...

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