Category Archives: Spirituality

Silence

Last night the Monday night study group I’m in watched the movie Silence . The film takes place in 17th century, feudal Japan and is told from the point of view of a pair of Portuguese Jesuit priests (Sebastião Rodrigues … Continue reading

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Verity Paradox?

Verity… A truth…  a principle of life that is of fundamental importance…  the foundations on which I base my life…  the rocks on which I build.   Paradox… The ultimate truth…  a universal truth…  what is not supposed to be, … Continue reading

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The Conscious Universe 

Why do you insist the universe is not a conscious intelligence when it gave birth to conscious intelligences? — Cicero, c. 44 BCE

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Butterflies of Belief

We can approach beliefs not as gems to be mined from the earth and protected with clenched fists, but rather as butterflies that land on an open hand — as gifts to enjoy but not possess. Finding God in the … Continue reading

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Which world do you choose?

Believe what you want regarding destiny.  You may believe in a future course that is divinely preordained, one that is a product of pure chance, or something in between.  I’ve yet to encounter anyone who can say and demonstrate that … Continue reading

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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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