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May 29, 2018

Photo: Gustav Klimt, Death and Life, 1910/15 © Leopold Museum, Vienna

The question "What is the purpose of life and death?" was recently posted on ResearchGate. Unfortunately, the question spurred on arguments of atheism vs. religion for many who answered. 

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May 14, 2018

About a month ago I was engaged by a professor who was Faculty Emeritus at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. His response was to a question I posed about a particular First Century Jewish belief. The response spurred on a discussion about morality, evil, log...

January 29, 2018

Our everyday concerns organize our lives. Now and then, however, we find ourselves jolted out of our complacency in something vastly more important than our immediate desires and interests, something not of this world.

From Plato to Kant, “philosophers have tried to cap...

November 23, 2017

 Photo: Brian Selznick (c) 2018 by Scholastic Inc.

J. K. Rowling has done with the Harry Potter fantasy series somethings which take few precedences since Peter Pan and Wind in the Willows. Many scholars have dismissed Harry Pottery as being low-brow literature and asso...