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

Abraham, Job, Easter, and Christian Anxiety

Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death. Hebrews 11:19 Though he slay me, I will hope in him Job 13: 15 There is a kind of anxiety among Christians when God demands something back or takes something away from us, as he does with Job and Abraham. We may … Continue reading Abraham, Job, Easter, and Christian Anxiety

A Critique on Christian Apologetics

Everyone is more or less aware of my own stance on Apologetics in reference to myself: I don’t do it. But a few shower thoughts (literally) have occurred to me, and which I think are nevertheless important, and which are too long for twitter. My aim is not nonbelievers, but rather the Christian himself. I’ve noticed a trend in Christian Apologetics, especially those that attempt … Continue reading A Critique on Christian Apologetics

God and Insignificant beings

There is an atheistic trope that attempts that show why God either does not exist or does not interfere with our lives: We are insignificant beings whereas God, being a supreme being, has better things to do than watch over us at all times. Now against this trope it would suffice to say that “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one … Continue reading God and Insignificant beings

Philosophical Floors and Ceilings

Early this morning (as all my philosophical discussions tend to happen), my friends and I were arguing with another friend as to how water can be found in soda and milk, since he said it wasn’t in it. I won’t bore you with the details of that argument, but we essentially told our friend that “You shouldn’t speak on things you don’t know.” Taken as … Continue reading Philosophical Floors and Ceilings

A Favorite Phrase: Logical Fallout

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately, and not so much writing on it. Considering that my own philosophical thoughts are more for myself than others, I find little need to write them for public discourse, i.e. I am interested in knowing what is truth; whether my neighbor wants to know, care to know, or needs to know is irrelevant to me. I am … Continue reading A Favorite Phrase: Logical Fallout

Signifiers, the World, and Meaning

Thought experiment: The world as meaningless because it does not signify. We, as rational animals, are sign-users; that is, we operate with signs. Within signs we have the signifier and the signified. We use signifiers everyday–we call it language, and this language points us towards a reality, the signified. When I say  the word ‘apple,’ as signifier, I am speaking of an actual apple, the … Continue reading Signifiers, the World, and Meaning