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 was dark. Dark would be without meaning. Similarly, the fact that eyes exist suggests that […]
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 based on faith that they are right. The fact that they are certain is proof […]
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 spontaneously, created from nothing. From this basis Hawking postulates that being able to use the […]
What is the image of God?
In his book, We Make The Road By Walking, Brian McLaren writes… An image is a small imitation or echo, like a reflection in a mirror. So if we bear the image of God, then like God, we experience life through relationships. Like God, we experience love through our complementary differences. Like God, we notice […]
The Data Says So … Doesn’t it?
The Data Says So … Doesn’t it? The paradox of alternate realities Be careful out there! It’s been a very long time since I slogged through my social statistics classes as an undergraduate Sociology major. But, one thing I learned that stuck with me is a simple truth. If you’re good with the math you […]