ordinary

This Christmas I sit in our living room before heading to bed, typing out a festive blog post.  The room feels and looks very ordinary: couches, pillows, television, computer, DVD’s, books and more.  Life, most of the time, is ordinary. Life is exciting and varied enough as it is.  We don’t need too many sensational… Continue reading ordinary

same as always

It’s 12-12-12 today ((or was exactly 2,000 years ago to be pedantic)), and we are nearing the day (21-12-2012) which is heralded by some as something of an apocalypse and an end-of-the-world event. Among other things, this highlights to me the reality that scientific discovery does not wipe out superstition.  People have always been superstitious… Continue reading same as always

weird or what?

Gotta love ole Bill Shatner‘s hosting – cheesy as ever – for this new show. An interesting mix of stories tonight.  A surfer saved from a shark attack by dolphins – dogs and cats that seem to know people are dying – a scrawny boy who picked up a car that had fallen on his… Continue reading weird or what?

miracle

Some uses/senses of the word ‘miracle’: Something happened:  Literally anything ‘happening’ – any phenomena as opposed to a non-phenomenological non-existence (existence is action – matter doesn’t just exist, it happens).  This can be called miraculous in the sense of ‘everything is a miracle’ or ‘look around – miracles are all around you’.  This concept, in… Continue reading miracle

dumb witch

“I spoke just now about the Latinity of Latin. It is more evident to us than it can have been to the Romans. The Englishness of English is audible only to those who know some other language as well. In the same way and for the same reason, only Supernaturalists really see Nature. You must… Continue reading dumb witch

miracles

Some scattered, quick thoughts about miracles, in passing reflection (all I’ve got time for at the moment) on some recent posts by Damian and Glenn. I, too, am sceptical (US friends, this is the NZ spelling of skeptical) of most miracle reports I hear.  Wait, no, I’m actually sceptical of all miracle reports I hear.… Continue reading miracles

thomas isaiah campbell

5 pounds, 3 ounces — born 4:18am Sunday, December 21, 2008 — 7 weeks pre-mature but his lungs are ‘catching up’ well — the tubes in this picture are feeding and breathing tubes — mum (for US people, this is equivalent to ‘mom’) is recovering great! (update: more pics being added here!)

investigating modern miracles

An interesting person is gaining popularity at the moment. His name is Todd Bentley. A Google or YouTube search (which I’ve not had time to do) should provide very ‘interesting’ material. Apparently, 25 (or so) people have been ‘raised from the dead’… A few thoughts: If this stuff is really happening, then for Bentley’s sake… Continue reading investigating modern miracles