Like The Deer That Yearns

Monday, March 1, 2004

As Requested...

John Powell, a professor at Loyola University in Chicago writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy. I am putting it here because the subject matter (or at least what I gathered from it) coincides well with the title of this blog " Like The Deer That Yearns...": Some twelve... Sign in to see full entry.

Moral Evil

A bad pen can be thrown into the waste can and replaced by a better one -- one that works. Bad weather can drive us into the shelter of our homes; but it won't make us desperate enough to commit suicide. A bad hair day is just one of those days. These "evils" are "evils" that we endure precisely... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 29, 2004

The Problem of Evil

The Black-Eyed Peas song I featured previously on this blog gives a graphic presentation of evil as the absence of love. Evil, in fact, is not a positive reality. It is an absence, a lack of what should be there. Medieval philosophers had a terse saying on evil and its opposite, good: Bonum ex... Sign in to see full entry.

Cry Of The Young

A prominent Protestant theologian once said that one must read the Bible with one hand and read the newspaper with the other. I don't like reading the newspaper -- especially those written by our journalists -- so instead, I listen to music. I was just listening to the radio and I heard this song.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Atheism

The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for. CCC, par. 27 Man is by nature and vocation a religious being. Coming from God,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 27, 2004

Religion, Organized and Otherwise

I have been reading some of the blogs here and forum postings in other websites and I have seen quite a number of articles and messages saying one thing: "Down with organized religion!" So okey, there are f**d up religions that stifle the human spirit and encourage instead what those same religions... Sign in to see full entry.

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