Philosophy Still Lives Because God Isn't Dead

David Hume probably never told this joke, but it illustrates a central tenet of his philosophy:

Two men are riding on a train from London to Edinburgh. One of the men is reading a book, and after he finishes each page, he rips it from the volume and casts it out the window.

After observing this action for a few minutes, the other man inquires, "Sir, why are you throwing book pages out the window?"

"Why," the first...


is Professor of Christian Thought & History at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. He has recently run his 50,000th mile since January 1, 1992.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #39, Winter 2016 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |