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Where Is Suicide the Most Common?

| September 3, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Most people get this wrong, really wrong. Malcolm Gladwell, in his latest book called David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, shares a bit of knowledge that is well worth pondering. Speaking of human feelings of sadness, happiness, and deprivation, Gladwell writes the following: Our sense of […]

What Is the Human Species?

| June 27, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  What is the essence of being human? What makes a human a human? What is the human species? Philosopher David Oderberg argues that the true essence of being human is captured in two words: rational animal. This is, of course, the classical definition of the human species given to us by […]

Can a Fetus Gestate In a Box?

| September 16, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  As someone who greatly respects the traditions and wisdom handed down from antiquity, I find myself constantly amazed at the way modern man wants to deny inconvenient bits of reality.  Bits such as: Boys and girls are biologically different in significant ways. Children can only be produced when a man and […]

Is the History of Man Simply the History of Economics?

| March 7, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt Karl Marx certainly thought so.  Even today, the idea of economics being the only important driving  force behind all human activities is still fashionable in some circles.  Although economics certainly plays a part in many human decisions, I hardly think it is the primary motive  for human behavior.  I would point […]

How Is Man Exceptional?

| February 15, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt G. K. Chesterton, in one of his masterpieces, The Everlasting Man, writes a powerful defense of something which should not need a defender.  That man is truly exceptional seems exceptionally obvious to all but the most unexceptional.  Here is Chesterton summing up his case in a way that only he can: […]

Why Is Man Unique?

| February 13, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt One of the chief answers that Christianity provides is the answer to the question: “Why is man unique?”  The Bible answers this question right at the start in the Book of Genesis.  Man is unique because man is the only earthly creature made in the image of the Creator himself.  No […]

Was Hitler a Christian? – #9 Post of 2011

| December 20, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Because of some public statements Hitler made about Christianity, some have argued that he was a Christian himself, notwithstanding the fact that all of the the atrocities he committed were blatantly contrary to everything Jesus and his apostles ever taught.  Nevertheless, these people maintain that he considered himself a Christian. David […]

Why Are We So Divided?

| July 8, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt A couple of years ago, I asked one of my good atheist friends what he thought the biggest problem facing mankind was.  His answer: our propensity to form exclusionary groups.  He explained that everywhere he looked, people were grouping themselves and casting everyone not in their group as “the enemy.”  He […]

Can Man Save Himself?

| July 6, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt If there is no benevolent and omnipotent God, then man seems to be the only viable solution to solving man’s problems.  We have to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps because there is nobody to help us. Nowadays it seems laughable to think, after all we’ve been through in the last […]

The Distance Between Man and Everything Else

| June 8, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt One of the most striking evidences for the Christian God is the uniqueness of man among all of the animals.  God exalts in The Book of Genesis, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of […]

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