narcissism and image

All Humans Are Narcissists I want to suggest that all humans, like Narcissus, look at their reflection and make too much of it. This is obvious in some behaviour and more discreet in others. In my own experience, my narcissism is easily spotted when I think, feel, talk and act as though my own thoughts,… Continue reading narcissism and image

science and the Imago Dei

So out of the ground theĀ LordĀ God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. (Genesis 2:19) I’ve long held that this part of the creation story… Continue reading science and the Imago Dei

beings that have – or havers that are had

(The excellent documentary that got my brain going down this – excellent or not so excellent – train of thought is ‘Consumed: Inside the Belly of the Beast‘) ((And no, I’m not going to pretend I didn’t notice the parallel language to John the Seer in chapters 17-18 of his Apocalypse!)) Erich Fromm is known… Continue reading beings that have – or havers that are had

animal

In the Judaeo-Christian tradition, humans are more than animals, but not less. I used to (like too many Christians) be ‘nervous’ about comparing humans to animals, or being told about (for example) chimps that can count, etc (whether they are actually ‘counting’ [comprehending a numbered sequence] or not [responding as trained to images on screen… Continue reading animal