Trump Was Right: 3 Ways America’s Schools are Under Assault

During his presidential address on July 3, 2020, at Mt. Rushmore, President Trump said, “We will expose this dangerous movement protect our nation’s children in this radical assault and preserve  our beloved American way of life in our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate board rooms.” Have we been paying attention to the assault goingContinue reading “Trump Was Right: 3 Ways America’s Schools are Under Assault”

Truth, Reality, and Sounds of Silence

The image of this well, a lonely structure standing resolute among the smokey ruins, and the sad, desperate emotions of The Sound of Silence, capture the cry of my restless heart. Truth and reality are like silent raindrops falling in a well of silence while the world around me burns. I see what’s happening andContinue reading “Truth, Reality, and Sounds of Silence”

Is Earth Overpopulated?

Shock, sadness, deep concern, and a burning desire to set the record straight filled my soul as I read my ethics students’ discussion posts. The topic? Ethical considerations involving population and the environment. I gave the assignment to find out what they’d learned the last two weeks. For most, it wasn’t much. Frankly, I’m terrifiedContinue reading “Is Earth Overpopulated?”

Freedom from Our Chains

“Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains,” said Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Like most of you, for the last several weeks I’ve felt somewhat chained at home. My frequent roaming habits have drastically changed. I spent January driving to and from the white, sugar-sand beaches and crystal-clear springs of Florida; now my travels consistContinue reading “Freedom from Our Chains”

I Ruined My Teen Nephew (And I’m Proud Of It)

“You ruined me. I don’t even want to go to school tomorrow.” I leaned forward, alarmed my words to my thirteen-year-old nephew might have been too frightening. “You just told me the world is going to end. We’re screwed!” I glanced at my sister-in-law, whose wide eyes, tight lips, and tilted head told me IContinue reading “I Ruined My Teen Nephew (And I’m Proud Of It)”

Doug Carter on PJNET.tv on March 2, 2020

Doug Carter on pjnet.tv, March 2, 2020. In this episode we take a peek inside Plato’s Cave and discuss my latest blog post, Shadows of Reality. You’ll also find teasers about Pope Francis’ upcoming “New Humanism” summit and my upcoming book.

Shadows of Reality

In Book 7 of Plato’s Republic, the old sage tells us to imagine people chained from childhood inside an underground den, or cave. They’re forced to face the walls so they cannot turn their heads. Behind them, a fire is burning to provide a dim light. Between the prisoners and the fire, objects pass alongContinue reading “Shadows of Reality”

Knowing God is Key to Solving Climate Crisis

Knowing God is key to solving the climate crisis. If we want to know what God is like, we need to go the primary source. Knowing God: A Lesson from Job The book of Job is counted among the books of Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon as wisdom literature. But why? The fearContinue reading “Knowing God is Key to Solving Climate Crisis”