The Powerful Arguments of St. Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was a great thinker, philosopher and a scholastic teacher. Scholasticism is critical thinking and debating religious issues as was practiced in the European Universities in the middle ages. it was not enough to prove that God existed by reading from a passage from the Bible. He had to prove the existence … Continue reading The Powerful Arguments of St. Aquinas

THE COCKROACH AND THE LAST NUKE

At four in the morning, only three-quarters awake, I switch on the kitchen light. A big, rum-colored cockroach, which was probably at work on the remnants of sugar on a spoon that was left unwashed, scurries  across  and hides under the water pot. I gingerly pick up a slipper. I hate to kill. But killing … Continue reading THE COCKROACH AND THE LAST NUKE

CREATION IN THE HOLY BIBLE

This simple and hence,  by definition elegant, theory of creation originated in the mind of ancient Jews but is now owned, defended and often celebrated by Christians of all shades. James Ussher (1581 –1656), Anglican Archbishop of Ireland calculated that Creation began at 9 AM on Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC – some 6012 years  ago. … Continue reading CREATION IN THE HOLY BIBLE

THE MANY HINDU THEORIES OF CREATION

of THE VEDAS The oldest of the Hindu scriptures is the Rig Veda, presumed to date back to eternity by Hindu puritans and to BC 3000-1500 by conservative historians. This Veda, the first of four, is actually a series of poetic incantations by the ancient nomadic tribe of Aryans.  (Believed nomadic because there is no … Continue reading THE MANY HINDU THEORIES OF CREATION