The Unfundamental Conversion
Header
Morrisburg Church

I have always struggled with being a loner. There are many reasons for this. For one,  I was sheltered for 12 years, and have never fully integrated into North American society. I also spent three years living in Asia. And I’m a philosopher, so I think different. Yet, in many ways, my loneliest encounters with others …
Read more

Recently a conservative friend posted this video. In the video (do watch it), a man interviews various applicants who want to join the dating site Christian Mingle, and he asks the applicants a bunch of questions to find out whether they are a good Christian or not. The video, of course, is a joke — we …
Read more

God is Dead, Part 3

November 10th, 2015 | Posted by Lana Hope in Philosophy | Politics | Religion - (4 Comments)

So far in this series, I have argued two key points via the French philosopher Gauchet: (1) In premodernity, the world was characterized by an overbearing past in which we owed every to the gods. People did not recognize their agency, and what agency they had they always attributed to the gods. Everything on earth …
Read more

I write my story

  (photo credit: don’t remember)  In this series, I am evaluating the shift between the premodern world and the modern world that would not only explain why God died at a societal level, but also illuminate why the church has failed at their attempts to stop the spread of secularism. In my last post, I …
Read more

God is Dead, Part 1

October 9th, 2015 | Posted by Lana Hope in Philosophy - (10 Comments)
I write my story

Edit: The Death of God is a philosophical construct that stands for secularism. One can be a theist and still believe in the death of God (I’m one of those) because, well, secularism is the air we breathe, and as this series will argue, it’s hard to deny what’s in front of us. The Death …
Read more

In my post College after Homeschooling, I explained why college was emotionally difficult on me. My main argument in that post was that I was not intellectually able to assent to what my professors were trying to demonstrate to me because I was close-minded. My world was such that if every word from the professors …
Read more

david-hume-1

I was recently directed a letter that Richard Dawkins wrote to his ten year old in which he posits the question, how do we know what we know. Have you ever wondered how we know the things that we know? How do we know, for instance, that the stars, which look like tiny pinpricks in the …
Read more

I’m just a small blog, so don’t normally get that much disagreements voiced to my posts. But my post on Anna Duggar, not surprisingly, created a lot of controversial (for the controversial comments, check the cross-post comment sections on Homeschoolers Anonymous and No Longer Quivering).  In that post, I argued that we should leave Anna …
Read more

anna-duggar-bio-photo

The downside of the cute, quiet  ATI-patriarchal-quiverfull life of the Duggar family is now all over mainstream media. While it’s somewhat of a relief to see the public realize that conservative homeschooling is not as innocent as it seems, as an ATi alum myself, it’s also gets very triggering and downright weary to hear the media mock my …
Read more

As a kid, I was told that there were two problems with secular universities, (1) they are too secular and will cause one to lose their faith, and (2) students are “just a number” at large university and thus, without any attention, they don’t actually learn much. I have been a student at both public …
Read more

Follow

Get every new post on this blog delivered to your Inbox.

Join other followers:

%d bloggers like this: