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Tabula Rasa: A Logical Refutation

by Hiram R. Diaz III Under the assumption of materialism, many suppose that infants are epistemological blank-slates, receiving sensory impressions from the material world every time they open their eyes and cry or soil themselves or shiver when their naked bottoms are exposed during a diaper change. This assumption of materialism is largely taken for granted, even by Christians, sadly, without them knowing where it comes from. Considering how far the tentacles of materialism stretch in our society, however, it is easy to see why so many take the materialist view of infants for granted.  The following observations are meant to correct my brethren, and, yes, insult the materialists and their irrational notions. Hopefully, my Christian brethren will think more clearly about the assumption that infants are epistemological blank slates and learn to pick apart culturally bequeathed non-Christian and anti-Christian philosophical presuppositions. Empirico-Materialist Problemata Considered 1:

A Glimpse of God's Providential Workings

A Host of Sparrows , by Lucy Stevens ( Source ) by Hiram R. Diaz III Give the current cultural climate, it’s sometimes hard to see the good what God is doing as the world seems to fall apart. However, in his mercy he often let’s us catch a glimpse of his providential working. This is a rebuke, on the one hand, because it reminds us that the Sovereign of the universe does not need us to accomplish his will. Not only this, but he does not need us to know what he is doing in order to bring about his will. As Psalm 115:3 declares –  Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. And he declares in Isa 46:10b – “...‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose’…” On the other hand, being given a glimpse of how the Lord is providentially also serves to encourage us, reminding us that we are not alone. I had an experience like this several days ago in a local coffee shop. As I packed up my belongings to head home, I heard some young men talking about the Dead Sea Scro

On the Resolution of Contradictions

by Hiram R. Diaz III The philosophical views of the world are always at odds not only with Christ, his people, basic principles of science, logic, and ethics – but also with themselves. At times this is not readily apparent, and must be revealed by patient analysis. In our own day, this isn’t the case. Christ’s enemies are blatantly contradicting themselves day by day, and they are apparently unaware of their foolishness. In this short article, I want to write about some of these for posterity...and for anyone who may not have given a passing thought to this subject matter. 1. White Supremacy – Under the rotten influence of Critical Race Theory, many today preach against White Supremacy, claiming that it pervades every aspect of American life. Calls for “justice” are predicated upon the belief that America’s institutions – be they medical, educational, or carceral – are systemically racist structures buil

War of the Words

by Hiram R. Diaz III Philosophers have moved away from postmodernism, primarily under the influence of criticisms raised by philosophers in the so-called analytical tradition. However, the postmodern ethos has worked its way into much of Western society by way of literary theory, historiography, and popular media. Much of the language being used in “conversations” about “decentering” “privileged” “power structures” “complicit” in “marginalizing” “the other,” for instance, is postmodern jargon. More than that, the ideas that are conveyed by such jargon are also postmodern, as they center around the idea that systematicity-in-itself is a social construct which, therefore, does not represent objective reality but the version of reality embrace/formed by historically ensconced people groups who use their peculiar understanding of reality to gain power, maintain power, and oppress those who are not part of their in-g