I have never quite understood what some are on about when they point to the vast size of the universe as some kind of evidence that we are insignificant, and that any notion of human significance is ‘anthropocentric’ (human-centred).
A targum of Psalm 8: Yahweh our Master! Your Name is priceless throughout the universe! Your glory is unsearchable and inscrutable and utterly beyond our capability to measure. Even the smallest and inexperienced ones; yes – babies they praise you – just as you wanted all this is like ignorant and inane babbling to those… Continue reading psalm 8 remixed
For your enjoyment: “Earth, sweet Earth, sweet landscape, with leaves throng And louched low grass, heaven that dost appeal To, with no tongue to plead, no heart to feel;
Read Romans 1:1-17 (in a good, easy to read translation like NIV or CEV), and then check out Brian J. Walsh’s ‘targum’ (an interpretive ‘modernisation’ of a given passage) of it… (Copied from here) I just love this stuff…
This is the opening verse to the song ‘Miracle Drug’ on U2’s latest album ‘How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb’. I want a trip inside your head Spend the day there… To hear the things you haven’t said And see what you might see I wanna hear you when you call Do you feel anything… Continue reading in science and in medicine
‘Targum’ (plural is ‘targumim’) is a literary genre in which parts of the Hebrew Bible are ‘modernised’ and/or re-interpreted for the current time (specifically, it means an Aramaic translation.). This genre has been around for at least 2000 years, because some of the writings from the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls‘ consist of ‘targumim’ fragments. Brian Walsh… Continue reading Amos 5:18-7:17 (targum)
“I’m hangin’ on… you’re all that’s left to hold on to.” – Bono in Red Hill Mining Town Yesterday I had two conversations about relationships. You know, the romantic kind. Aren’t they exciting? I mean, isn’t the thrill of discovering that someone else is thinking about you just priceless? It’s a little more than obvious… Continue reading still hangin’ on