Breeding Geldings: The Bottomless Pit of Materialist Morality

Abstract: This essay will briefly examine the nature of morality from within a strictly naturalistic or materialistic perspective and will argue that within such a framework morality itself cannot establish a reason for one’s adherence to it. Why should human beings be moral? That seems like a simple question, I mean, who doesn’t want to … Continue reading Breeding Geldings: The Bottomless Pit of Materialist Morality

A Short Story: Can you say it?

They sat outside the coffee shop together in a moment of silence, bright street lights lined their outdoor seating area,  this was their spot, this is where he’d made that decision three years ago, this is where he was now questioning it. There was a good looking couple nearby, talking sweet things to each other, … Continue reading A Short Story: Can you say it?

Against Descartes: “I Think, Therefore I Don’t Know”

René Descartes was a famous philosopher who coined the classic phrase, “I think, therefore I am.” When Descartes came up with that idea he believed that he had dumped all of his knowledge base and was essentially starting from scratch to determine what man could truly know based on his reason alone. The only way to be … Continue reading Against Descartes: “I Think, Therefore I Don’t Know”

The Knowledge Problem within a Secular Worldview

C.S. Lewis described his first meeting with one of his early professors, “Knock” Kirkpatrick, in his book Surprised By Joy. Lewis had made a simple comment where he referred to an area as being “wilder” than he expected and unexpectedly Kirk challenged him on that statement. Kirk asked on what grounds could Lewis defend what … Continue reading The Knowledge Problem within a Secular Worldview