Florin Hilbay blocks people on social media because he cannot handle dissent

What kind of lawyer does not listen to dissenting or alternative opinion? Weren’t they trained to present sound and robust arguments in a logical manner? Well, it seems former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay is one such lawyer who does not like to listen to arguments and understand points of view that run counter to his. […]

Why Christianity is real

First, some criticize “the fact that many religions claim to be the one true religion, and since all religions are based on belief, we should simply separate ourselves from that and just respect those who believe”. The flaw of this logic is that in the court of law which is supposed to reflect logical operation, […]

The Tagalog language consists of words that hardly mean anything of substance

Tagalog is a derivative of the Malay languages as Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasia Malaysia are. They are languages of experiences and emotions. They are NOT languages of the MIND as English, Spanish, German, French, etc, which are derivatives of Latin, are. Latin, in turn, derives its concept from Ancient Greek, which of course found its […]

Has the same sex marriage proposition pushed gay rights activism too far?

Well, you can dress ’em up, but you can’t take them anywhere.  On one side of the ongoing polemics is one who has the “urge for power”.  He wants to be a Senator.  At the same time, he is an internationally famous boxing champ, a Born Again minister, a PBA playing coach, a TV show […]

The Nature of Evil: Knowledge and Ignorance

Before I begin, I want to ask our dear readers a simple question: What is evil? Or rather, what is your idea of evil? Of course, I am well aware that the word “evil” itself is subjective. Essentially, each and every one of us has a different idea on how to define “evil”. Considering that […]

Traditional Pinoy Media and the Platonic Cave

I was quite of fond of studying philosophy back during my college days and one of the main topics I will probably never forget is the one about the Platonic Cave. It was an idea postulated by the philosopher Plato and it is by far one of the most widely discussed and debated topics among […]

Grimwald’s Inferno: My Take on Hell

Just before the year ended, my friends and I had a week of nothing but fun and tequila. During one of our sessions, I was asked about my take on religion. Being intoxicated at the time, I gave them my answer. For those who are curious, yes, I do hold religious beliefs. I am Roman […]

What came before the Big Bang singularity?

Renowned popular-science writer and prizewinning author Timothy Ferris (Coming of Age in the Milky Way, The Mind’s Sky) opens his seminal book titled The Whole Shebang – A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report (1997) with the statement “We live in a changing universe, and few things are changing faster than our conception of it,” and truer words were […]