Tagged: modernity

Can We Have Post-Modern Faith?

A new study out of the University of Chicago shows, in its words, a “modest” decline of belief in God globally, with dramatic variations among individual countries.  I don’t want to argue about the...

The Old Testament and Modernity

A response to Jaybird’s inquiry concerning the applicability of certain aspects of the Old Testament in modernity by Robert Cheeks Which brings me to ask how do you know what we’re able to toss...

An ‘antique liberal’ by any other name

David – I wonder if what Blond is trying to do is to bridge the divide between the modern liberal state and the sort of Aristotelian or anti-modern philosophy of MacIntyre or the radical...

Is Islam incompatible with democracy?

No, according to Larry Diamond, whose paper on Arab democracy is worth reading in full. Here’s an excerpt worth considering for the “Islam is a fundamentally retrograde, anti-modern religion” crowd:

Modernity, Christianity and Islam

I linked to this earlier, but amateur history buffs will find Cato Unbound’s discussion on the origins of modernity pretty fascinating. The central point of contention is the so-called “first cause” of modernity –...

From Intolerance to Tolerance to Acceptance

Freddie has made a strong argument against viewing autism as a positive thing to be celebrated.  In so doing – and keeping in mind that he is our resident liberal – Freddie argues that...

no trees were harmed in the making of this blog

I suppose when it comes to politics I am a bit of a mixed bag.  I think ideally moving away from a large federal state, a massive coporate economy and toward a localized, self-determining...