Tag Archives: St. Paul

St Paul Meets Jehu: Is Quran Burner Terry Jones a Blasphemer or an Iconoclast?

I’m not sure blasphemy (a word from the Greek blasphemos, meaning “evil speaking”) is the right word for what Florida pastor Terry Jones did. To my mind, blasphemy has two levels. The first is honest and conscientious expression of non-Orthodox opinion. If I … Continue reading

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Entering the Twilight Zone via Solitude and Day Dreaming, and Maybe Meeting the Devil (or Rod Serling)

Last week, I wrote a meditative piece on the role that solitude plays in the life of the mind, and how I felt it to be akin to entering Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone (see here). I suggested that if you expose … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Fifth Dimension (the Imagination and the Musical Group)

In a world where God is dead (or at least silent), what dimension should you live in? In other words, should you live in “reality” (whatever that really is) or might you skip the reality quest and spend your life mostly in the realm of imagination? Here’s … Continue reading

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A Life as Metaphor Poll!

Really. This two days ago at Pollster.com: StrategyOne polled Americans (n=1,000 telephone survey) October 9-12, 2009 with the following question: “People often use metaphors to describe their life… Which ONE of the following do you think best descibes your life?” A Journey: … Continue reading

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Doubters of the World Unite: Peter Ustinov on Belief and Doubt

The British actor Peter Ustinov, who died in 2004, made this rather astute observation: Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them. The quote is taken from Jack Huberman’s The Quotable Atheist, p.306. The way I read the quote is that … Continue reading

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