The Failure of Frodo

“And so sovereign Providence has often produced a remarkable effect–evil men making other evil men good. For some, when they think they suffer injustice at the hands of the worst of men, burn with hatred for evil men, and being eager to be different from those they hate, have reformed and become virtuous. It is…

Love Beyond Reason

“He spake of love, such love as spirits feel in worlds whose course is equable and pure: No fears to beat away – no strife to heal, the past unsighed for, and the future sure.” — William Wordsworth The following poem is of the Ancient Tamil people of India, written in the first few centuries…

Do “Christian Values” Convey Moral Truth?

“Moral experience—the actual possession and exercise of good character—is necessary truly to understand moral principles and profitably to apply them..” — Aristotle, Ethics When people use the term “values”, what they are likely referring to is objective morality. Such a person is communicating that they believe there are moral facts that tell us what one ought…