Philosophy and History

Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 11:00am

Since the heyday of Billy Graham in the 1950s to the 1980s, Protestantism has evolved mostly to become silent on secular issues or to speak only to promulgate politically correct (PC) proclamations depending on the trendy issues of the day. I was brought up as a Presbyterian. Presbyterianism originally believed in the Elect and predestination. As a 14-year-old boy when I discussed this with my pastor, a learned man and respected pillar of the Miami community, he brushed it aside to...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 1:11pm

The study of the nature of reality leads to the Medieval argument (conflict) between Realists and Nominalists. I will defer further discussion on that controversy for now, and instead, deal with more contemporary philosophies.

Pragmatism or Idealism

Existentialism was a great philosophy for the 20th century in the same fashion that Stoicism was for the ancient world. However, both philosophies were too cold and aloof for most people, who prefer...