Natural Law Theory: Crash Course Philosophy #34

Thomas Aquinas was no dummy. Remember him? The Italian fella? Christian monk? Philosophical superstar of the 13th century? Aquinas thought morality was important for everyone, and that being a good person was a vital part of God’s plan for each of us. But he knew that not everyone had been exposed to the Bible, or…

Moral Figures: Jesus vs. Hitler

Before the mid 20th century Jesus Christ was the most potent moral figure in the Western imagination. We decided collectively what goodness was with reference to him. Whether or not you were a believer, his moral authority was pretty much unimpeachable. Since 1945 the most potent moral figure in Western culture has been Adolf Hitler,…

Faith, spirituality, and public life

good afternoon I’m Tom katsu Elias your provost and chief academic officer and it’s my great honor to welcome you on behalf of the University of Virginia to this special event it is great to have senator Kaine here a longtime friend of the University and one who has been a leader in our democracy…

It’s time to reclaim religion | Sharon Brous

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz I was a new mother and a young rabbi in the spring of 2004 and the world was in shambles. Maybe you remember. Every day, we heard devastating reports from the war in Iraq. There were waves of terror rolling across the globe. It seemed like humanity was spinning…

My Thoughts on Religion | DIRECT MESSAGE | Rubin Report

Let’s talk about religion this week. Whether you’re a believer or a non-believer, religion has, and probably always will, play some role in society. This is why religion has been at least a part of so many of the discussions I’ve had on this show, from interviews with an atheist like Sam Harris, to a…

Why should one religion have the right to declare what is right and what is wrong?

Ankerberg: We’re going to continue with tough questions from students, university students, in the Far East, alright? And this question was asked, “Maybe, Ravi, we are all God. Maybe we are collectively God. And God is experiencing himself, herself or itself through us. Nothing is absolute. There are so many religions out there, so many…

Veganism & Religion | Gary Yourofsky

Hi it’s Emily from Bite Size Vegan and welcome to another vegan nugget. Today’s video is another installation of my interview with vegan activist Gary Yourofsky. Now we’re finally coming to the end of this series and really getting into some intense topics. In this segment, Gary will share his views on the relationship between…

Ethics and Religious Upbringing

Agatha writes that I gained an ethic based on religious upbringing which I guess proves that you can gain meaningful ethics and value from a religion without believing in its literal truth. I don’t deny that. I would say I gained a lot of morals and ethics because of my religious upbringing. My parents raised…