Category Archives: Philosophy

If There Is No God, We Don’t Make Sense

If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning — just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it … Continue reading

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Skepticism and Doubt

The skeptic doubts one set of propositions because he believes another.  None of us live with absolute, unassailable certainly about anything; we all live by faith.  What someone thinks or feels absolutely certain of is really relative certainty.  It’s certainty … Continue reading

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Faith defined simply 

Faith isn’t something you either have or don’t have, but something that ebbs and flows in the life and soul of every individual.  Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith.  It’s an element of faith.  Where there is absolute certainty, there … Continue reading

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Understanding “Truth”

Like every human being, I’ve tried to make sense of things.  I’m not sure I succeeded.  I’m not sure anyone can. Isaac Newton thought the universe functioned like clockwork, a well-oiled machine.  That’s a comforting vision — neat, orderly, predictable. … Continue reading

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Wondering about wonder

Sometimes people ask if religion and science are opposed to one another. They are — in the same sense that the thumb and fingers of my hand are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped. Continue reading

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The unintentional theology of the Matrix

Search the interweb and you’re bound to find posts regarding the Wachowski brothers 1999 film The Matrix and it’s theological underpinnings.  Some have suggested that the movie carries hidden themes that are Christian, others say it’s Buddhist, and still others insist … Continue reading

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Stephen Hawking Proves That God Created the Universe(s)!

I continue to be a little confused by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow’s book, The Grand Design. Following from their work in this book Stephen Hawking uses their theories to explain why it’s possible for the universe to have begun … Continue reading

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