Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

Some Idle Speculations about Aliens as Material Angels

I’m just thinking of the story of Jacob’s ladder and wonder if there is any real distinction between angels and aliens. Now supposedly Angels “dwell” in “Heaven”. Suppose we take … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Is God a Material Being? A Sketch for a System of Theological Naturalism

For who will deny that God is body, even though God is spirit? For spirit is a particular kind of body in its own image. -Tertullian, Against Praxeas: Chapter 7 … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

If Human Minds are Unique, how can we see the Divine Mind in Nature?

Mind-like Features in Nature mere Anthropomorphism? Ever since I wrote my post on how the mathematical order of the universe serves as evidence for a divine mind, there is a … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Motte and Bailey Arguments and its Application to Church Infallibility

Recently I came across this rather insightful philosophical article explaining a rhetoric trick called a “motte and bailey doctrine”. While philosophers have used this concept to provide many insightful analysis … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Where Angels Fear To Tread

I wrote this article for the Singapore Globalist which website has since been taken down. I decided to post it here for recording purposes. As Catholics, we have an obligation … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Papal Speech Inflation Index

Number of Non-romans who approve of a speech divided by Number of Non-romans who subsequently enter the Roman Church. So mathematically, if all the non-romans who approve of a speech … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Is Singapore more Democratic than the West? On Skipping a few Steps in Democratic Development

I posted this on Facebook on the 21st April 2015 One of the greatest irony of those who criticise Singapore’s “undemocratic” political system is that Singapore practices compulsory voting compared … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Protestantism? The Unmediated Mediator

For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and man, Christ Jesus, himself man -1 Timothy 2:5 The Anglican Communion has no peculiar thought, practice, creed … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Principles upon which I would choose my party for Singapore GE 2015

Since so many people out there giving long talking points about how to “vote wisely”, I also add my own little two cents. Let’s begin with a basic premise. Very … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Conditions under which Democracy can Work

Let it never be said that my criticism of democracy is categorical. There are such things as successful democracies in the world which needs explaining. However, the problem is that … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · Leave a comment