The Ideas of Socrates

“In this lecture we examine the ideas of Socrates. We look at his exhortation to ‘care for your soul’, his conviction that knowledge of virtue is necessary to become virtuous, his belief that all evil acts are committed out of ignorance and hence involuntarily, and finally his presumption that committing an injustice is far worse than suffering an injustice.” ~Academy of Ideas Read more »

Dennis Prager: Why Socialism Makes People Selfish

Dennis Prager talks at the University of Wyoming about why socialism makes people selfish, as well as about the labels and attacks that are directed towards moral people in the name of so-called “social justice”.  I particularly liked this quote from the presentation, as it lines up with Gnostic metaphors about Jesus being the personification of the Divine “Logos”, which is Greek for “reason” and “logic”: “I believe reason alone […] Read more »

Should we Rebel Against Morality?

Just because Catholicism/Christianity is commonly associated with morality in the west, does not mean that morality is a bad thing, or that it should be rebelled against. It is a logical fallacy to assume that because Christianity is a poor role model that morality is no longer relevant to a well functioning society; Christianity and morality are not the same thing. I see and hear people say, especially through their […] Read more »