Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. -Andre Gide
I’ve been reading and writing a lot on religion/philosophy/existence etc over the last couple days, and as a result of such, my brain is just bouncing around with arguments and thoughts. In the moments before I’m fully awake or asleep my brain auto pilots strange explanations for a God. This morning I woke up toContinue reading “Belief in Belief: Interesting Discussion”
with Killing the Buddha. From Christian, for All Intents and Purposes: I believe in reading sacred texts the way rabbinic father Ben Bagbag taught his students to read Torah: “Turn it over and over…And reflect upon it and grow old and worn in it.” I believe in poet Naomi Shihab Nye’s search for “the wordsContinue reading “Falling in love…”
An interesting post at A Philosopher’s Blog: Can God Be Perfect if We Exist? Currently, we are discussing Spinoza in class. Spinoza presents a rather interesting view of God in that he, Spinoza, is a pantheist. On his view, everything is God. This view contrasts sharply with the usual monotheistic view in which God existsContinue reading “Can God Be Perfect if We Exist?”
While looking at Nathan Schneider’s blog I saw a link to his article on multiverse theory. Interesting. A multiverse means a different way of thinking about God, too. If a model like Linde’s is correct, the faithful can no longer point to the apparent fine-tuning of our universe as evidence for intelligent design with humanContinue reading “The Multiverse”
I watched Angel’s & Demons the other night… it was just as eye-rolling as the first Dan Brown book-to-movie blockbuster. I found this comment humorous. “Ewan McGregor portrays, to my knowledge, the first action-movie villain driven to his diabolical acts by an addiction to intelligent design theory.” Full review here.
Clippings from different Wikipedia pages. Highlighting and posting things that intrigued me or sounded true to my ideas of God. Give me a break on the whole Wikipedia as a bad source crap… its a fast and easy way to browse information and flag things for further study. Divine Simplicity in Jewish Thought “Hear, OContinue reading “Divine Simplicity and Wikipedia Musings”
“The gods of the hills are not the gods of the valleys.” -Ethan Allen Further so, my god is not the same as your god. God is a personal experience.
“Then I checked into the Word of God (the Bible) seeing if I could find the author, and I discovered men wrote it. The same men who run churches and congress with the same frailties.”
Interesting snippets I underlined or marked. The entire book is interesting but these things must have stood out to me at the time. Page numbers refer to the paperback version of Karen Armstrong’s A History of God. “One of the reasons why religion seems irrelevant today is many of us no longer have the senseContinue reading “A History of God – Clippings”