Today Christmas has become a commercial celebration, whose bright lights hide the mystery of God’s humility, which in turn calls us to humility and simplicity. Let us ask the Lord to help us see through the superficial glitter of this season, and to discover behind it the child in the stable in Bethlehem, so as […]
Silence has been on my mind for a while now. I know others like myself are wrestling with it. Do we keep our peace in order that we preserve the status quo? Or do we speak, knowing that others may question our intentions and motivations, speak ill of us, and ignore us? Silence is not […]
“I social media danno diritto di parola a legioni di imbecilli che prima parlavano solo al bar dopo un bicchiere di vino, senza danneggiare la collettività. Venivano subito messi a tacere, mentre ora hanno lo stesso diritto di parola di un Premio Nobel. È l’invasione degli imbecilli.” ~Umberto Eco “Social media gives legions of idiots […]
Jesus Christ has not come to establish social justice any more than he has come to establish the power of the state or the reign of money or art. Jesus Christ has come to save men, and all that matters is that men may come to know him. We are adept at finding reasons-good theological, […]
One who practices the baptism of infants cannot logically claim the freedom of the will or individual autonomy as the deepest truth about us. Thoughts?
“If taken in the broadest sense of the term, theology, the logos or the reasoning about theos (God and divine things) is as old as religion. Thinking pervades all the spiritual activities of man (sic). Man would not be spiritual without words, thoughts, and concepts.”1 Tillich, Systematic Theology, (1951), 15. ↩
Those who “abjure” violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf. via George Orwell, “Notes on Nationalism,” May, 1945 . Thought this might start a conversation…
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…God is essentially a construct. God doesn’t do anything except give credence and authority to the ethical claims that we want to endorse. via Church Coffee: Does God Actually Do Anything?. Of course I would suggest reading the entire post. I may have taken it out of context.