You hang there silent. Tell me. What does it mean to be in communion? I have long prodded this question. To commune, to be in communion. Shall we say ‘to receive Communion?’ What does it mean? At times, I fail to understand it, as if I never knew what it meant. Sometimes it is clear, but when I try to contemplate it, it vanishes. Communion. … Continue reading Communion
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 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)
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
I like to make some dank memes. They’re fun to do. Namely, I just like to make joke posts every now and then. However behind some jokes lay a certain truth. I recently tweeted how it were the Franciscans who gave us William of Occam, who is regarded by many to be a major precursor to the downfall of contemporary Man. The details on this … Continue reading On Corruption
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
(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?