What moral theory are you following?

A CLASS LECTURE IN ETHICS

Editor’s note: As it gives guidelines in choosing a sound moral theory to follow in one’s life, this article is helpful not only to Ethics students.

‘MORALITY’ GENERALLY REFERS to the rightness or wrongness of something, as of human actions, as judged by certain standard/s. To define it further, there is a need to discuss some of its features as a subject matter …

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All religions: Just various roads all leading to God?

 

ARE ALL RELIGIONS TRUE?

If by the term ‘true,’ as used as an adjective for ‘religion,’ we mean “leading to God” and “recognized and accepted by Him,” then to claim that “all religions are true” is to suggest, in essence, that all faiths are fundamentally the same.

Indeed, this is what many people in this age of pluralism believe. As various faiths incessantly emerge in every sector of our society, many are led to suppose that religions are only superficially different ...

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Is the theory of Evolution authentically scientific? (III)

“DARWINISM IS WOEFULLY LACKING FACTUAL SUPPORT and is rather based on philosophical assumptions.”

According to American chemist and Nobel laureate Robert Woodward, respected professors at prestigious secular universities are rising up and arguing this, together with the point that “empirical evidence, especially in molecular biology, now points compellingly to some sort of creative intelligence behind life ...

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Is the theory of Evolution authentically scientific? (II)

...Recognizing that Darwinian evolutionary theory is no genuine scientific theory at all, even the evolutionist Loren Eiseley had conceded: “After having chided the theologian for his reliance on myth and miracle, science found itself in the unenviable position of having to create a mythology of its own: namely, the assumption that what, after long effort, could not be proved to take place today had, in truth, taken place in the primeval past ...

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Is the theory of Evolution authentically scientific? (I)

(Excerpted from the author’s paper, “Richard Dawkins’ Foundations of Morality: A Critical Evaluation” [MA Philosophy, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines]. You, too, can have your lectures, readings, modules, researches, articles, etc. posted here. Send them through e-mail to OurHappySchool@yahoo.com.)

IT WAS CHARLES LYELL book Principles of Geology (1830) that inspired Charles Darwin to publish his work Origin of Species in 1859. After his book came out of the press, Darwin out-famed Lyell and the idea of organic evolution “spread like wildfire, and caught the imagination of all intellectuals.” This novel thought soon “revolutionized the very thinking of man and had significant repercussions on the life and morals of all Western civilization.”

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Is academic debate the same as religious debate?

Editor’s note: This article was excerpted from the speech delivered by the author as guest speaker in the launching of a debate society of a university in Quezon City, Philippines on August 25, 2006

ACADEMIC DEBATE is very much related to Religious Debate. In fact, if you want to be a good religious debater, academic debate is a very helpful training ground in the same way Muay Thai is quite useful in Mixed Martial Arts.

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Campus Romance: Rizal's ladies in La Concordia (II)

© 2013 by Jensen DG. Mañebog

IT WAS A BLESSING IN DISGUISE that Rizal’s romance with Segunda Katigbak did not prosper. For if it did, then there would have been no “Leonor Rivera &  Jose Rizal’s” love story, and Noli and El Fili would have had a different or no Maria Clara at all.

Leonor was a “tender as a budding flower with kindly, wistful eyes” colegiala at the La Concordia College when she became secretly involved romantically with her distant relative Rizal ...

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I promised not to play the piano again


Zahura Munsayac Khandaker Haider, the contributor, is from New Era University, Quezon City, Philippines.

 

“WHAT DO YOU WANT TO HAVE—a debut party or a piano?" asked by my lola. But to her dismay, she just slept without hearing an answer from me. What I really wanted to have that time was a laptop. Two months later, upon arriving from school, I saw an upright piano leaning on the wall of our house.

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Stamp Collecting and the 'Philpost'


THROUGH PHILATELY—the collection and study of postage stamps and related items—one can learn of a country’s history, art, and culture, as depicted in special commemorative stamps... In the Philippines, stamps are issued by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost), the government’s agency responsible for providing postal services in the country. Philpost has long been producing commemorative and special stamps like that of boxing icon Manny Paquiao and the late president Corazon “Cory” Aquino.

'Logically' Social (II)

(last of two parts)

 

WE WERE TAUGHT THAT IN COMMUNICATION, we use words, sentences, and paragraphs. Words compose a sentence and sentences in turn compose a paragraph. We would notice that many of our paragraphs contain reasoning which is in the form of arguments ...

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