fundamental distinction

If we take words patiently and technically, asking if God ‘exists’ or not is like asking if God is physically alive or dead, moving or still, blind or seeing, takes up space or not, heavy or light, hot or cold, tall or short, hard or soft, or any other question which could be asked about… Continue reading fundamental distinction

the power and fragility of the imagination

The effects and pervasiveness advertising is a good example of both the power and fragility of the imagination. We are (almost always subconciously!) actually affected by some hyper-loud voice telling us something in the ad-breaks of whatever TV show we’re watching or by some image we see on a billboard, in a magazine, etc., etc.… Continue reading the power and fragility of the imagination

my face (in general) & my nose (in particular)

So, I got a call from a friend and we had arranged for he and his wife to come over within the next half-hour… I remembered that I still had to take the compost stuff out and dig a hole and bury it… I raced to the living room (where my shoes were – right… Continue reading my face (in general) & my nose (in particular)

sexual identity – again…

I’ve posted before on this topic, and thought I’d share a bit more about it. Hopefully, these thoughts will be helpful in aiding fruitful discussion… I’ve observed a distinction between 3 things that I feel are necessary to distinguish between in order to most helpfully discuss the topic of sexuality. Actually, these three things can,… Continue reading sexual identity – again…

what’s the problem with porn?

There are a few, perhaps, who would answer this question with a casual (or insistent) “None. Get over it”, but most, I suspect, would agree: porn (obviously only for societies that have it) is a problem. Some better questions would be ‘what kind of problem is it?’, ‘where does it come from?’ and ‘how do… Continue reading what’s the problem with porn?

i heart the internet…

I mean… really… Don’t get me wrong… the internet is great… but the by-line for this online ‘friend’ site… ‘be who you wanna be’… scares me. Online Identity… yikes. I hope humanity doesn’t forget… how to have a simple meal together… sharing food… sharing time… sharing conversation… sharing LIFE with each other. That would be… Continue reading i heart the internet…

a gentler universe?

Consolmagno has done it again… Yet another poignant and wise article, helpfully navigating the intersection of faith and science… Here’s a sampler: …there’s the world of nature, the world I study as a scientist, nice and neat and well described by some beautiful equations, elegant in their simplicity. And there’s the world of human beings,… Continue reading a gentler universe?