Of all the holidays, Halloween stands out as the best example of the quintessential American “melting pot,” that is, a melange of beliefs, rituals, or traditions, both religious or pagan, that stem from all cultures living in America.
Philosophy & Culture Articles
Read articles relating to philosophical topics including the philosophy of religion, what is evil, and general philosophy in modern culture.
The struggle between two opposing forces is known as “dualism.” Here’s a breakdown of several types of dualism common to religious writings.
I was reading an article the other day in a book called The Simpsons and Philosophy on Lisa and the concept of anti-intellectualism in America.
The Vatican’s astronomer is speaking out against creationist theories that God created the universe in 6 days.
Are moral decisions based on emotion or logic? As it turns out, the answer is both.
What is evil? Every culture has grappled with defining the term – creating a complex mythology of demons, tricksters and evil spirits in the process. Should evil be used solely for individual or group actions that intentionally cause harm? Or should it also include natural evils like cancer, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions that cause mass destruction. Does evil exist as a fundamental part of the human psyche or is it enforced by supernatural beings like Satan, demons, etc?
Is someone born evil or are they nurtured to become evil?
A framework for looking at religion from a philosophical perspective.
An article on the characteristics we tend to associate with God.