Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
I like Karen Armstrong's observation that Protestants especially are into "head beliefs". They believe a lot hinges on all that monkey chatter in their brains, about whether "God exists" or not, and…Continue
[memo to a listserv for faculty and Peace Corps vets, a couple typos fixed, I think I'll add this to Medium]
I was pleased to see the militaries colluding to put on a fun show for the vicious masses, eager for fireworks. TV voyeurs love a great spectacle. Many are whining they want more. They want to "rubbleize" Damascus. "Please please please give us more violence".
Choosing to attack supposed…
One might think "mumbling" describes it better, as more incoherent than not, however "murmuring" sounds better. Today is Easter, and April Fools.
I'm meditating on the foolishness of Man, quite appropriately. I'm going back to Genesis 2-3 when they apparently had the choice of a second tree's fruit, the fruit of Eternal Life.
Given a choice between Eternal Life and this other thing God said no about, and that had a snake on it, a talking one, Man chose this other thing. How…Continue
As one respectful and grateful to science, and yet a believer in continuing revelation, to me it's clear what a Chosen People we are, as hominid inhabitants of this "Global U" or "universe city" called Earth. Likewise I see our Promised Land is a spherical body, with a relatively large moon, situated amongst other such spherical bodies, none so much an Eden nor genesis zone.
The theatrics of nation-states, on the other hand, seem increasingly phony to me, nothing serious enough on…Continue