Category Archives: Robert Franklin’s Philosophy

From explorations of Plato and Russell to criticisms of St. Augustine and Descartes, this is a hovel of inquiry and intellectual grandstanding.

The Obsession With ‘Good’ And ‘Evil’ That Makes American Society

Good and evil. Are they really inherent ideas or just something we make up as we go along? Continue reading

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Objectivism: How Ayn Rand Suckered the U.S. with Selfishness

For those of you who believe you are “John Galt.” Continue reading

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What To Consider When Boasting God’s Omnipotence.

In conversations about God I’ve had with a wide variety of people, as well as theological lectures I have witnessed either in church services or through independent study, God has frequently been referred to as an “omnipotent” being. When I … Continue reading

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Salvation Through Greed: The Moral Bankruptcy of Pascal’s Wager

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” — Colossians 3:23-24, King James Version … Continue reading

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Commentary on Abstract Morality (A Response to Phil Robertson’s Recent Atheism Commentary)

It’s not a common practice for me to directly respond to individual people for things they say or things they believe. For the most part, I merely provide commentary on collective ideologies. There have only been a few instances when I … Continue reading

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Where Do My Morals Come From?

“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.” — Christopher Hitchens As an atheist, I am asked several different adaptations of the same general question: “Where do [my] morals come from?” I am now at a point where … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Men and Women Spearheading (and to Anyone Actively Supporting) the National Anti-Muslim Sentiment

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven…” — John Milton, Paradise Lost What do we achieve as a nation when we reduce an entire group of people to … Continue reading

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We All Came From the Sea.

Last night, while I was watching a nail-biting Super Bowl, I saw an advertisement for Carnival cruise lines: Despite my recent opinions of Carnival cruise lines, I found this commercial to be uplifting, far better than that super depressing Nationwide … Continue reading

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Robert Franklin’s Philosophy, Episode 1: The Grandfather Paradox and Time Travel

So, in the spirit of starting a bunch of series’ on this blog, in which I’m probably not going to post the next installment anytime soon, I bring you Robert Franklin’s Philosophy, explaining the wonderful, complicated, bat-shit thinking of a … Continue reading

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