Tag Archives: philosophy

Destiny’s Baloney

Brother Jay and I are chatting about something in the background: The Western concept of destiny is unadulterated nonsense. First, we have to deal with the impossible notion that God is not bound by the past as we are in … Continue reading

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Wisdom Is Contextual

Maybe you’ve heard this before: “The people best positioned to decide something are those who must live with consequences.” But it’s not that simple. Even if we moderate this by saying those most affected should have the most volition, it … Continue reading

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The Feudal Nature of Existence

Steven asked me, “How do you manage to reconcile Predestination with free will and the idea that God is NOT the cause of evil?” Short answer: I don’t have to. Long answer: Predestination affects your eternal destiny, not your life … Continue reading

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Origins Agnosticism

Just as a follow-up to my post about crazy things mainstream religious leaders assert about Bible History, I wanted to remind folks of a fundamental philosophical issue. I take an agnostic position about questions of human origins. This business of … Continue reading

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Closer to Iran than Bellicose America

In logic, we call it a “category error” when someone tries for to force something into the wrong category of logic. It’s one thing to cling tenaciously to Aristotelian denials of other realms of existence; it’s another thing to try … Continue reading

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The Bath of Wrath

Context first: I don’t dispense truth for your consumption. At most, my writing exposes to your awareness things your heart already knows. Some of us are able to subject our minds to our hearts, and we get to a point … Continue reading

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My Father’s World, Part 6

We must live in the Land Without Words. In our English translations of the Bible, we have this expression: “someone’s word.” It shows up in our phrase, “the Word of God.” Our culture offers no good translation of the Hebrew … Continue reading

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