Wednesday, February 20, 2019
At First Things, R. R. Reno concludes that Francis’s papacy is failing. Cardinal Gerhard Müller issues a “manifesto of faith” to address the current theological crisis. Meanwhile, Robert Fastiggi buries his head deeper into the sand. (And wastes his time. I already refuted Fastiggi’s position months ago.)
Saturday, February 16, 2019
, Ramesh Ponnuru responded to a reader who criticizes opponents of abortion who express special outrage at late-term abortions. If all direct abortion amounts to murder, the reader says, then it is only a cynical political tactic to speak of late-term abortions as if they were especially odious. I more or less agree with Ponnuru’s reply to this (give it a read, it’s brief), but I would add a clarification and a qualification.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
My book Christopher McCaffery of First Things. From the review: is briefly reviewed by
Addressing contemporary and historical objections, Feser explains the logic of each proof with impressive clarity… Five Proofs is a useful resource for anyone seeking an introduction to historical arguments about God’s existence and their relationship to contemporary philosophical scholarship.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Our sojourn among the Old Atheists was briefer than I’d intended. To my great surprise, I see that the previous installment in this series dates from roughly the middle of 2016! So let’s make a return visit. Our theme has been the tendency of the best-known Old Atheists to show greater insight vis-à-vis the consequences of atheism than we find in their shallow New Atheist descendants. This was true of and of , and it is true of Sigmund Freud. So lay back on the couch and light up a cigar. And before you start speculating about what hidden meaning lay behind my sudden return to this topic, remember: Sometimes a blog post is just a blog post.