This question rests on a false premise: It assumes there exists something – the building materials for a wall – that is outside of God’s own existence. That is, God is here, the bricks are over there, and you’re asking if God, Who has no physical dimensions and is unlimited, can then impose upon Himself both dimensions and limits. It [...]
I think one should always doubt their belief in God, because what is belief made from? Finite conceptions of an infinite truth are always wrong to some degree. For example, say you had a picture of a beautiful painting, like Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Now focus in on a single atom within the painting, so that one atom is all [...]
A flower opens its petals and prays to the sun, not because the sun needs it. The sere grass is grateful for a falling rain, not because the clouds need it. If we understood the nature of our soul’s relationship to God, prayer, reverence and gratitude would never feel forced upon us. They are the natural order of things, once [...]
Every method of “proof” available to us is a human-devised system, based on formulations of logic we are able to comprehend. It might surprise you to know that many such systems exist: for example, constructive logic (where proof is given by a truth witness), and classical logic (where proof may depend on axioms we hold always to be true). If [...]
It’s hard to give a “proof” of the Qur’án, in the sense of convincing others instantly and utterly, but there are a few facts to consider: Muhammad was illiterate, and is reported to have uttered the chapters of the Qur’án on the spot, noted down by those around him. If you look at the language and complexity of the Qur’án, [...]
While most other courses will teach you how to think about a particular subject, philosophy is unique in that it questions the process of thinking itself: By what logic do we arrive at answers? What is the foundation of answers, and the meaning of questions? How is it that we “know” something? What does it mean to “exist”, and what [...]