Archive for September, 2009

Descartes Interrupted

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

That’s pretty much how it is for me when I pray, meditate, think, or study. I’d probably have had a PhD by now if it wasn’t for that stupid fly. Okay, I’ll be honest, if it wasn’t for that stupid fly, the TV, raising a few kids, and having to keep my house clean. But [...]

The First of His Works

Friday, September 25th, 2009

The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works before his deeds of old; I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, [...]

Cow-istentialism

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

You’re born, you live, you make choices, and then you die. Yes, philosophically this comic is expressive of agnostic existentialism with a good dose of melancholy, but dang if the cow doesn’t somehow make it funny.

The Tragedy of Human Consciousness

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

In reading a summary of Aristotle’s thinking, I got to thinking about human consciousness and evolution, and it struck me that within the framework of evolution human consciousness is a tragedy. The idea behind the commonly accepted theory of evolution is that there is no telos (no goal or purpose) in nature, and so what [...]

The Mirror of Infinity

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Somewhere between fifteen and twenty years ago I was praying to God, or I was having a conversation with myself, or rather I can’t say exactly what I was doing as the whole ordeal was a bit confusing, and yet a bit of enlightenment came in the midst of the chaos. The conversation arose out [...]