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[20 Feb 2011 | Comments Off on own no superior | ]

A cell of awareness; imperfect and incomplete

ethics, history, religion »

[27 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | ]

You never really ask the right questions until they don’t really matter.

opinion, religion »

[27 Nov 2009 | Comments Off on a constant carnival | ]

“Let go and let gravity.”

ethics, opinion, religion »

[30 Apr 2009 | 2 Comments | ]

I have finally gotten around to replying to the remarks made to my original “Perplexing” post (link). I have not approved any of the comments for several reasons.  To wit: one was from a Catholic, another made an unfriendly remark about a prominent Catholic.  And while I don’t judge my friends, neither do I facilitate flame wars – not that these two would flame up, necessarily; in fact I think they would be good friends.  I am just done with online conflict.  I am thus pulling the comments into a …

religion »

[24 Jan 2009 | Comments Off on how does your garden grow | ]

This is taken from the Forum at the webcomic Questionable Content, but it is actually a paraphrase of a piece that Antony Flew wrote in 1950 called Theology and Falsification.
Anna and Kate are walking down the street when they come to an empty lot.
“Look at that beautiful garden!” cries Anna, “It must be tended by a particularly skillful gardener!”
“What are you talking about?  It’s an empty lot full of weeds!  It couldn’t possibly be tended by a gardener.” is Kate’s reply.
“He must tend it to grow that way.”
“I have never …

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[8 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on via negativa | ]

I found this quote on some random board – it’s apparently a common aphorism among like-minded folks:
If atheism is a religion, NOT collecting stamps is a hobby, NOT playing baseball is a sport, and bald is a hair color.
You may all start referring to me as “Not Reuben Eisenstock,” and my favorite color is 2.07.