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, yet is… what I get when I’m expecting something else… the persistent manifestation of […]
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 […]
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 can be no room for faith.
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. Unfortunately, it’s a vision that’s pretty much been shot to pieces by relativity, quantum mechanics, […]