It’s hard to wrap our minds around how diametrically opposed Americans are politically and culturally. It often feels quite literally like we are living in different realities from each other, perceiving events so distinctly that it’s as if we’re on separate worlds. And this phenomenon isn’t limited to the U.S. – most Western democracies are […]Read More Why are we so divided? It’s about identity
I’ve spilled my guts to you because sharing life is the best way any of us grow and learn. In my late teenage years and into my early 20s, I thought ideas could change people; that if I just crafted the perfect, irrefutable argument supporting something I believed, then you would inevitably become convinced I […]Read More How we think, believe and know: My journey through life – Part V
We readily believe the above picture concerning “beauty;” why would we think “love” any different? Before discussing how we go about loving others, I want to draw attention to what our culture has turned love into. The meaning our culture gives to love is pretty clear when one spends time listening to music, watching TV […]Read More What have we done to love?
This post addresses the false idea of pure objectivity. I want to also share a terrific article I read the other day on a popular contemporary philosophy called materialism which uses so much information from science that its adherents actually think it’s science. The next post will advance the idea that people don’t primarily think and choose beliefs […]Read More How do you know? Part II