Category Archives: Nihilism

Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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Two versions of reality

Why do humans everywhere throughout all of history intuitively feel a pervasive longing for meaning, morality and destiny? Continue reading

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Does atheism require nihilism?

During my years of training, a string of contemporary thinkers (both secular and religious) began promoting views of humanity that downplayed human depravity and offered more utopian ideas about human progress — ideas previously crushed by two world wars. The … Continue reading

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The dignity and worth of human beings

Viktor Frankl endured three years of anguish in the Auschwitz concentration camp. After his rescue, he became a professor of Psychiatry and Neurology in the University of Vienna. Frankl recounted his horrific experiences and some lessons to be learned in his book, … Continue reading

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Social idealism or a Savior?

After his horrific experience in the Gulag, the Russian dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn acknowledged that, “The victims hated their victimizers with the hatred by which they were victimized. And as hatred beget more hatred, the whole world became a concentration camp imprisoned and … Continue reading

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What difference does God make?

Our existence as humans is most certainly a cosmic accident if there is no personal Creator.  We exist by chance, not by design or purpose. And, if this is an accurate accounting for our existence, several facts follow: All notions … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design: an interview with Stephen Meyer


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What is your life?

What is your life? Wait! Is it really “your” life? If so, in what sense? It doesn’t last long Continue reading

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What is your worldview?

There are many different ways of understanding the world. A worldview is simply a way of looking at the world. Whether we know it or not, we all have a worldview and we use it to navigate through life. A … Continue reading

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The exasperating enigma of existence

The story of humanity has always been a mixture of goodness and evil; love and hate; beauty and cruelty; life and death. Themes of human dignity and depravity are relentlessly recurrent in all cultures– at all times. We all experience … Continue reading

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