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A Conversation with Peter Blindt about the Philosophy of Science, Humanism, and Religion. Edited by Miguel A. Faria, MD.

Dr. Faria, This was an incredibly informative conversation. It’s a true honor to know you. Much of this was new information to me, certainly the discussion regarding the illnesses of both Lenin and Stalin. So Marx certainly knew and wrote to Engels, and in the Rheinische Zeitung, that murder and terror on a scale never before contemplated must be …

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The moral philosophy of self-defense and resistance to tyranny in the Judeo-Christian tradition by Miguel A. Faria, MD

David Kopel’s monumental book, The Morality of Self-Defense and Military Action: The Judeo-Christian Tradition (2017) has not received the attention it deserves for such a well-researched and magnificently written tome. Kopel has succeeded in objectively discussing difficult and controversial topics of moral philosophy that spill into hotter political issues of armed self-defense and justification for …

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A secular (atheist) philosopher and a layman Christian debate ethics and morality — Part 3 by Wade W. Stooksberry II and Franklin J. Hogue

This is Part 3 and the final part of the debate between Mr. Franklin J. Hogue, a local attorney and self-avowed atheist, and W. Wade Stooksberry II, a self-avowed “lowly lay Christian.”  Wade is one half (with his wife Trena) of the musical duo The DOVES. For their part, Mr. Hogue and his wife, Laura, have …

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A secular (atheist) philosopher and a layman Christian debate ethics and morality — Part 2 by Wade W. Stooksberry II and Franklin J. Hogue

This is Part 2 of the debate between Mr. Franklin J. Hogue, a Macon, Georgia attorney and self-avowed atheist, and W. Wade Stooksberry II, a self-avowed “lowly lay Christian.”  Wade is one half (with his wife Trena) of the musical duo The DOVES. For their part, Mr. Hogue and his wife, Laura, have been law partners, …

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A secular (atheist) philosopher and a layman Christian debate ethics and morality — Part 1 by Wade W. Stooksberry II and Franklin J. Hogue

The following is a dialogue that took place in the comments section in response to a column by Dr. Bill Cummings, a former Catholic priest who writes on religious matters in The Telegraph (Macon, Georgia) from the standpoint of a disavowal of Christian doctrine as stated in the Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds. It also includes private correspondence …

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Aristotle, polymath and philosopher for all seasons by Miguel A. Faria, MD

This is a review of the book Aristotle by John Herman Randall, Jr., Easton Press leather bound edition (1990). The author John Herman Randall (1899-1980) was an educator, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, and a humanist, signer of the Humanist Manifesto (1933). A favorable Foreword for the book was written by the Reverend Joseph …

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