Abstract Ever since the beginning of mankind, the age-long questions surrounding the topic of morality has stirred a never-ending debate within the fields of philosophy and religion. Within the last few decades, however, advances in neuroscience and improvements in psychological methods has allowed for science to be an additional voice in that passionate debate. … Continue reading The Origins of Morality: Challenging the Religious Claim That We Have No Morality Without God
Abstract Evil has always seemed to have existed throughout the history of humankind. Unfortunately, it seems it always will in some form or another. Whether “evil” is something we have naturally inherited or if it is “learned” is a debate for later—but will be addressed briefly. The taking of one’s life by another has … Continue reading What The Hell Is Happening?: Finding the cure for our Mass Shooting Epidemic
Abstract With the modern world becoming increasingly more secular and less religious, a dive into the bold claim that “Religious people are much happier and have more 'life satisfaction' than others”, merits being adequately addressed, seriously studied and further discussed. The Daily Mail, a worldwide online news media powerhouse, published an article that was based … Continue reading Why Does Religion Seem To Make People Happier?
Perspective: In the South during the 1850’s, it was commonly believed that African-Americans who ran away from their masters were suffering from a mental disease. The mental disorder was called, “drapetomania”. Based on scientific reasoning, the logic of the day, and justified by passages in the Bible condoning slavery, scientists argued that black people’s very … Continue reading Revelation: Best If Used By…15 years ago
This review comes two weeks after Tad Callister, the General Sunday School President, spoke at the LDS General Conference. Initially, I hesitated to pen my thoughts about his talk. I was just going to ignore the things he said and leave it alone. But I’ve decided that I can’t do that. Mainly for two reasons: … Continue reading Off by Just a Tad
Not too long ago I was in a serious relationship. This wasn't any relationship. It was beautiful. It was deep. It made promises that I would experience true joy and I would be forever happy as long as I could stay true to it. It was one of those high school innocent, adolescently naive, puppy … Continue reading The Break Up