Tag: Enlightenment


A Prayer for Owen Meany — “The Armadillo”


The novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany presents a clash of worldviews. Owen sees and understands the world in a much different way than do the young Johnny and the other characters in the novel. The key difference is that Owen is not as strongly influenced by modern secularism as...

Two Kinds of Language


I have this theory that English is two languages. Maybe all languages are two languages, but I don't really know any language but English.  I came across a passage in Patrick Rothfuss' novel that got me thinking that English can be used in two distinct ways.  If we are reading something that the...

Enlightenment Dualism


"No religion should ever be involved with anything other than its own place of worship, where worshippers can believe and practise anything they deem fit, far away from enlightened, logical, reasonable people."** Where did this idea come from? Both Bacon and Descartes trusted in reason to be the arbiter of...

Enlightenment Dualism


Dualism is the Enemy Have you ever been told that any issue of "faith is a private matter and should be kept to oneself." Where did this idea come from? Both Bacon and Descartes trusted in reason to be the arbiter of truth (Read "Fact versus Truth") albeit from different...