Can Christianity Be a Form of Hinduism?

Many people have heard the following claim: “all religions are basically the same.” Though that claim is relatively new to many in the Western world, it’s old news to many in the East. Indeed, according to the Hindu philosopher Swami Prabhavananda, Hinduism has long been on a quest to “reconcile different faiths,” all of which …

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Does the Good Have a Purpose Beyond Itself?

In his Nichomachean Ethics, Aristotle defines the Good as “that at which all things aim.”  But, does the Good he is referring to give anything back?  That is to say, do we gain anything from the Good?      Within a Christian context, God is the Good; Christ declared that “There is none good but one, that …

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King Arthur: The Romance of the Past

Why have so many British monarchs found Arthur an attractive leader to imitate? The authenticity of the story of Arthur, whether it be a myth, legend, folktale, or history, is not necessarily relevant in answering this particular question; Arthur’s name and achievements, real or not, were known and believed well enough to have carried great …

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The Utility of Selflessness

Utilitarianism is a convenient solution for issues of morality. The concept is simple enough; maximize happiness and minimize pain for the most people in any given moral conflict. However much we may lay claim to other modes of thought, it seems to me that we often cleave to this system as a way of resolving …

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Toward a Phenomenology of Menstration

Human bodies spur a fascinating combination of beauty and shame, disgust and pride. Exemplifying this paradoxical combination is the female experience of menstruation. Menstruation is many things. Some of those things are essential elements of menstruation, while some come about as a result of the context of the menstruator. It is a biological process, a …

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