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God Gets a Makeover — a short story

October 22, 2017

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I was a stranger and you did not invite me in . . . — Matthew 25:43 “Have you met Jesus?” “Beg pardon?” “Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior?” “Um … it’s on my to-do list.” “I’m serious. There’s still time, you know.” “Until…?” “Until you’re judged.” “By…?” “By God. If you […]

The Scientists’ Superstition

June 25, 2015

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Mind and matter alike, I should say, are only convenient symbols in discourse, not actually existing things. — Bertrand Russell (Let’s take a jump down the rabbit hole. I promise I’ll have you back on the surface in just a few minutes. Until then, enjoy a short intellectual adventure.) Years ago, a magazine printed a […]

Does It Matter to God?

October 16, 2014

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There’s a belief, widespread among the devout, that God will punish you if you don’t worship Him. This theme recurs in major religions: • Christianity: Worship God through Jesus or spend eternity skewered on a spit in Hell • Judaism: You’re the Chosen, but if you disregard God’s commands, there’s big trouble ahead • Islam: […]

Why God Smiles — a short story

June 12, 2014

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If God is Love, then He must be smiling. All the time. No matter what fate befalls you, no matter what distress, God’s benevolent smile beams down upon you. If you are happy, God is smiling. At death’s door? Enraged by the caprices of God’s universe? Regardless, his sunlike radiance pours its warmth onto you. […]

Science, Philosophy, and Woo-Woo — Part 2

March 13, 2014

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There’s no theology in science! There can’t be. Science is about finding the truth as it is, not as we wish it to be. Science is not about faith; it’s about facts. It’s the most powerful, objective, clear-headed means of discerning the facts that humans have yet invented.  Scientists are rightly proud of their achievements, […]

Science, Philosophy, and Woo-Woo — Part 1

February 27, 2014

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Recently an online blogger wondered whether atheists could believe in spiritual things. (You know: ghosts, reincarnation, ESP.) I posted a reply: 1. Buddhists are spiritual but don’t believe in a deity that runs everything. 2. Scientists believe in a physical universe that exists separately from awareness, yet they can’t prove such an assertion, for the […]

The Doubter’s Search for Meaning

July 11, 2013

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A blogger writes: “I am obsessed with the meaning of life and in my search of truth I have not found much that is satisfying. . . . I feel that I’ve been chasing an invisible rabbit down a deep, deep hole. . . . We are all stuck in this same rat race of […]