Saturday, May 5, 2018

John Polkinghorne - Did God Create from Nothing?

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The Search for Truth and the Meaning of Human Life Uploaded by: Distance Professional Learning http://www.dpl21.com Prof. Leszek Figurski has taught (1985-2014) at Saint Peter’s University formerly Saint Peter’s College, private, coeducational Jesuit Roman Catholic college located in Jersey City, New Jersey. This lecture corresponds with philosophy’s course Pl-101 focused on exploring the meaning of life and the Search for Truth. Modern philosophy is generally said to have begun with Rene Descartes (1596-1650) or with Francis Bacon (1561-1626) “…It is not perhaps immediately evident with what justification the term ‘modern’ is applied to the thought of the seventeenth century. But its use clearly implies that there is a break between mediaeval and post-mediaeval philosophy and that each possesses important characteristic which the other does not possess.” Copleston, Frederick , S.J A History of Philosophy, Volume IV (Garden City, New York, 1985)

The Courage to Think for Yourself

The Search for Truth and the Meaning of Human Life

LESZEK FIGURSKI



This book was written with the purpose of proclaiming the duty of each individual to search for truth and the meaning of existence. The twentieth century produced such monsters as Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot who revealed the deadly drive of people who blindly followed these tyrants. Ignorance, passivity, and sheepish readiness to sell one’s life into the hands of self-made political “saviors” have created the sad reality of our times. Our world today is characterized by a growing cult of political power. There is an almost complete neglect of the individual person and of moral values in general. We should always remember that those who neglect reflection sentence themselves to repeat the same catastrophes and... more »

The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For Truth and The Meaning of Human Life: The Courage to Think For Yourself - The Search fo...

The Courage to Think For Yourself The Search For Truth and The Meaning of Human Life: The Courage to Think For Yourself - The Search fo...: The book is written in order to point out the indispensable duty of every human being to decide for a The book is written in order to point out the indispensable duty of every human being to decide for a reflective and searching attitude in life and to concentrate the whole courage one is capable of in the search for truth about the possible meaning of one’s life.
In Part One the author stresses the absolute necessity of the effort mentioned above if one wants to find the meaning, destiny and the place in the scheme of reality. In Part Two the author gives a brief statement about the nature of man, human knowledge and possibility of superficial and erroneous thinking. The final chapter entitled: Roads leading to nowhere is a warning against skepticism and unjustified limitations of the powers of the human mind which in a way of speaking may lead to a sort of “mental                                      suicide.” and searching attitude i...

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Waste Land: Britain’s Culture of Death - Crisis Magazine


Waste Land: Britain’s Culture of Death - Crisis Magazine: April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land… April 23 is St. George’s Day, the national feast day of England. On April 23, 2018 three events occurred. Ealing Council in west London became the first English Local Authority to implement a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) for the area around a …

The Soros-Funded Attacks on Orthodox Catholic Universities - Crisis Magazine

The Soros-Funded Attacks on Orthodox Catholic Universities - Crisis Magazine: There is a coordinated attack happening right now aimed at the small number of faithful Catholic colleges and universities. The George Soros-funded attacks are being carried out by disgruntled and angry former students and at least one adjunct faculty member who was not allowed to continue teaching at Franciscan University of Steubenville. It is a …

How Wojtyla Might Have Answered Cupich on Conscience - Crisis Magazine

How Wojtyla Might Have Answered Cupich on Conscience - Crisis Magazine: In September 1953, a group of 20-somethings and their young parish priest embarked on the first of what would be 26 annual kayaking trips into the wilderness near where they all lived and worked, taking time away from normal life to enjoy the water, the wilderness, and, most of all, a prayerful retreat with each other. This group—ƚrodowisko, as …

Sunday, April 29, 2018