Wittgenstein v. Thomism: Causal Principles

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus 5.12  In particular, the truth of a proposition ‘p’ follows from the truth of another proposition ‘q’ is all the truth-grounds of the latter are truth-grounds of the former. 5.121 The truth-grounds of the one are contained in those of the other: p follows from q 5.122  If p follows from q, the sense of ‘p’ is contained in the sense of ‘q’ … Continue reading Wittgenstein v. Thomism: Causal Principles

Nihilism & Thomism Inferences (i.e. Catholicism)

Nihilism is to Thomism (thus, Catholicism) as Satan is to the court of angels in the Book of Job. There is an inter-meshing between these contradictory points that rests on logical inference. We might say it as this: Certain nihilist propositions are correct as conditionals; however, being conditionals shows that the contrary conclusion to Nihilism is true. For a common example through Job, God and … Continue reading Nihilism & Thomism Inferences (i.e. Catholicism)

RE: Godless Cranium – Challenge to Christian Community

An atheist on Youtube, Godless Cranium (“GC”), proposed a question to the Christian Community, as well as sympathetic atheists to religion: What beneficial aspects of religion can’t be replaced by secular means? [ctrl+F – “If you have read this far” – to see my answer for tl;dr] This was several months ago, so I suppose my response is a bit late. Yet I’ve decided to … Continue reading RE: Godless Cranium – Challenge to Christian Community

Advice on Almsgiving

Given the recent thing about immigration and helping your neighbor, and likewise my own recent experience, this is a thought-tie-in about helping out the poor i.e. almsgiving. Everyone agrees that we should help those less fortunate than us. I live in a big city, and wherein I work there are a lot of homeless people. One thing that comes to my mind every day is … Continue reading Advice on Almsgiving

What does Catholicism believe about natural evil – cancer, birth defects, etc?

(From an Ask.fm question) I’m going to assume that this question is more in the sense of: “Why does God allow natural evils in the world?” For, if I were to strictly take the question literally, the only answer really is – They’re bad – which isn’t a very interesting answer. Now Catholicism, as a whole, will say that God allows evils so that a … Continue reading What does Catholicism believe about natural evil – cancer, birth defects, etc?

How do we know whether morality is objective?

(From a Ask.fm question) I would say the question is kind of like a misnomer. Now I’m not saying the question is irrelevant, but merely that its terms are not being properly used. It may appear pedantic as I explain, but I view that it is a change in views through history that occurred during modernity. Instead of asking, “how do we know whether morality … Continue reading How do we know whether morality is objective?