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Thursday, June 3, 2004

Put To Death The Doings Of The Flesh

If with the spirit you put to death the doings of the flesh, you shall live. (Rom. 8:13) That is our work in this life, with the spirit to put to death the doings of the flesh; everyday to afflict them, diminish them, rein them in, do away with them. How many things, I ask you, no longer delight... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

For Sale: The Kingdom of Heaven

God cries out that the kingdom of heaven is for sale. The glorious bliss of this kingdom surpasses the power of mortal eye to see, mortal ear to hear, mortal heart to conceive. If anyone asks the price that must be paid, the answer is: The One who wishes to bestow a kingdom in heaven has no need of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Why I Am Not An Atheist

Atheists cannot stay long in their resolve not to believe. Read this case of a man who decided to be an atheist at the age of 8. His case reminds one of the Edith Stein who decided to be an atheist at the age of 11 and who, later on, converted to Christianity and died as a Carmelite nun. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 8, 2004

Comparing and Contrasting

The previous series of blogs on Atheism and the World-View, Life-Project and Life-Style it offers* serves a didactic purpose: to aid one in comparing and contrasting the idea of Happiness belief systems offer and how these same belief systems teach us how to get there. Below are links to previous... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 6, 2004

Atheism 101: Life-Style

"Atheists are not immoral" wrote one blogger her. But who said being an atheist makes one immoral? Baptism does not make one moral; and we know being moral does not depend on one's belongingness to a denominational church. There are at least three kinds of atheists. There are those who decide not to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 4, 2004

Atheism 101: Life-Project

I am condemned to existence. My release from this existence is through death. Between my birth and my death, there is a space where I can define myself; where I can make myself. There should be more to me than a tawdry inscription on a tombstone: Born 1966 Died: 2064. I choose to make my life more... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 2, 2004

Atheism 101: World-View II

What is a smile, but the upward curving of the lips? What is a sunset but the sight of the sun as it appears to someone in that part of the earth which is rotating away from the sun's light? Gullibility is to think that a smile means something more than the upward curving of the lips. To think that... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Atheism 101: World-View

I see my existence as something superfluous. The only thing that prevents me from ending my existence is the fact that even suicide is superfluous. My existence is going to end anyway, so what's the hurry? I didn't ask to be born; but I was born. Nor am I asking that I die; yet I will die (it is... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Life-Style: A Closer Look

People talk about "ethics" and "morals." But does a difference in spelling necessarily mean a difference in meaning? Is "ethics" different from "morals" and vice versa? That question I leave to the pedants. I prefer to talk about "life-style." By "life-style" I understand the pattern of choices and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Follow Your Heart

I have seen too many movies where the phrase "Follow your heart" is used to mean "be happy." But what does the phrase exactly mean? Stoic philosophy seems to have thought of the heart as a kind of homing device that guides the person to his/her proper place in the scheme of things. For the Stoics,... Sign in to see full entry.

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