Tag Archives: Catholicism

The Unnecessary Science – A Critical Analysis of Natural Law Theory: OUT NOW!!

A VERY good day today, my friends. You know that writing project I’ve been talking about all the time? IT’S FINALLY COMPLETE, PUBLISHED, AND READY TO BUY! https://www.amazon.com/Unnecessary-Science-Critical-Analysis-Natural/dp/0993510264/ As most of y’all know, I’ve spent the last couple of years critiquing the philosophy (Catholic Natural Law theory) of Edward Feser pretty intensely. Well, this book […]

Problems Arising from Divine Exceptionalism

Your Favorite Gunlord (G): It’s a very useful rule of thumb in human experience that knowing what it is like to do or experience something entails having done it at some point, and therefore being capable of doing it. Now, God, being omniscient and having access to the personal experiences of all created things, knows […]

Free Will Ain’t Free

One thing I’ve often heard from Catholics, particularly “traditional” or conservative ones (most notably guys such as philosopher Edward Feser), is that free will is supposedly a good. Whenever someone brings up the fact that an omnipotent God could simply force everyone to worship Him (thereby resulting in no-one going to hell), people like Feser […]

The Problem with Desire

Been havin’ a great week so far, friends. Tons of videogames, plenty of great food, and general relaxation mark the submission of my third dissertation draft. A respite like this makes a fitting reward for the progress I made, wouldn’t you say? Even so, perhaps the process of working on that big ol’ project has […]

Against Aquinas: An In-Depth Critique of “Natural Law” Ethics, Theology, and Metaphysics

Hot damn! It’s been way too long, brothers and sisters, but I finally kept my promise. I’m back in the philosophy groove, following up on the last philosophy piece I wrote a while ago—Aristotle’s Curse, which was a critique of Edward Feser’s The Last Superstition. That essay had a lot of history-related analysis mixed in […]

A little late, but not too late: My Book Review of Edward Feser’s “The Last Superstition”

Whooooo-eee! I am pretty late for this entry, my friends–I meant to post it up last friday. But it ended up being sooooo big I had to delay it to be happy with it! I think you’ll see why, because it’s nearly 40 thousand words! But I think it’s worth it, so I hope you […]

Random Musings on Catholicism and Liturgical Languages (x-posted to Tumblr and Medium)

I can understand the historical reasons for the Catholic Church’s use of Latin as a liturgical language, of course. In Western Europe, at least, it was simultaneously “everyone’s and no-one’s” (as I recall one historian putting it, though I don’t remember his name). It was the only common language at a time when, following the […]

Writer’s Block…or, Writer’s Roadblock, and the (possible) causes of it.

No book review this week, my friends. At this stage in my life I really want to concentrate hardcore-like (I know how it sounds XD) on something that’s both important to me and that I want to finish soon. Namely, my fanfiction, and even more namely, the novella and “epic” novel which will finally mark […]