Sunday, March 26, 2017

Crash Course on Suffering and Evil

The Problem of Evil: Crash Course Philosophy #13
Published on May 9, 2016
After weeks of exploring the existence of nature of god, today Hank explores one of the biggest problems in theism, and possibly the biggest philosophical question humanity faces: why is there evil?

God and Suffering

God and Suffering

Published on Aug 18, 2014
Isn't human suffering proof that a just, all-powerful God must not exist? On the contrary, says Boston College Professor of Philosophy Peter Kreeft. How can "suffering" exist without an objective standard against which to judge it? Absent a standard, there is no justice. If there is no justice, there is no injustice. And if there is no injustice, there is no suffering. On the other hand, if justice exists, God exists. In five minutes, learn more.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

4 PM group. 
Ana, Timberly, Andros, Amanda and Hunter

3 PM group: 
Austin, Sebastian, Amelie, Kyle, Laura

1 PM group

"Just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in ...."

Monday, March 20, 2017

Islam - the Human Problem

Islam - Religious Studies (Professor Stephen Prothero)

Published on Jan 24, 2014
Stephen Prothero is a Professor of Religion at Boston University specializing in American religions. He received his BA from Yale College in American Studies and his MA and PhD from Harvard University in the Study of Religion.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

World Religions: Confucianism

What is the "problem" according to Confucianism?

Uploaded on Jan 17, 2011
Stephen Prothero, the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy, makes a fresh and provocative argument that, contrary to popular understanding, all religions are not simply different paths to the same end... and why this matters greatly for us. Readers of Huston Smith and Karen Armstrong will find much to ponder in God Is Not One.

Confucianism is a way of life taught by Confucius in the 6th--5th century BC. Sometimes viewed as a philosophy, sometimes as a religion, Confucianism is perhaps best understood as an all-encompassing humanism that neither denies nor slights Heaven.

Confucianism has been followed by the Chinese for more than two millennia. It has deeply influenced spiritual and political life in China; its influence has also extended to Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. East Asians may profess themselves to be Shintoists, Taoists, Buddhists, Muslims, or Christians - but seldom do they cease to be Confucians.

Stoicism ... "it can always get worse"


Published on Sep 17, 2014
How the Stoics can help us tackle anxiety, fury and loss of perspective - and realise that very little is needed to make a happy life. 

“‘Stoicism’ was a philosophy that flourished for some 400 years in Ancient Greece and Rome, gaining widespread support among all classes of society. It had one overwhelming and highly practical ambition: to teach people how to be calm and brave in the face of overwhelming anxiety and pain…”

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Crash Course in Cosmogony

Cosmic Sexy Time, Eggs, Seeds, and Water: Crash Course Mythology #3

Published on Mar 11, 2017
In which Mike teaches you about the creation of the universe, with sex. This week we're talking about creations stories from Egypt, West Africa, Greece, China, and Persia that have a lot in common with human sexual reproduction. And also some castration and puking, to boot. We've got your cosmic eggs, right here!