Date of publication: 2017-08-29 03:14
are by John O'Hara, landlocked.
Ellen was reading A Rage to Live
when Reagan was president.
The waves round out
in big blue pizza pan patterns,
the lifeboats all pushed back
to the dunes. I have known
giants, Mexican wrestlers
and punchy boxers,
who stood for hours
in the backs of kitchens
at night in the world surf
in dockside restaurants,
scraping shells and bones
from plates and platters.
The universe is not fine tuned for life. Nearly all of it is hostile toward life. As to the life on this one small planet, live evolved to fit the environment in which it exists. To say the planet was designed to fit the life within it is like saying that a hole was designed to contain the water in it because the water fits in it so well.
Christopher Hitchens (in God Is Not Great ) wrote, &ldquo who designed the designer or created the creator? Religion and theology have consistently failed to overcome this objection.&rdquo
These poems are from a collection Joe wrote about seeking a restraining order against his brother. He hopes to publish his first chapbook later this year. These poems have not been published elsewhere.
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Unfortunately, all gods tend to be supported by the same kinds of weak evidence as the Christian god. Unless there is some way to really quantify this god in a realistic way, his existence will be questionable. You cannot say at the same time that you know this god and then say he is incomprehensible.
So 8775 Atheism is merely the lack of belief that a god or gods exist 8776 ? It 8767 s just a blank space in the mind? Atheists can argue on the matter without in fact having any opinion on it? This is absurd: you don 8767 t even have the logical constancy or courage of your convictions to say 8766 I see insufficient evidence of its existence therefore it doesn 8767 t exist 8767 . Instead you resort to arguing about how many angels (in which you lack belief) can dance on the head of a pin (in which you lack belief). Stop it, for your own sake.
Bob is mostly correct or at least, his interpretation is in line with the Bible and with how Christianity has always been practiced. And THIS, my dear Sarah Irving-Stonebraker, is why I can 8767 t share your notion that the Bible and Christianity are all good after all, and that they fulfill your longing for human meaning better than a secular philosophy.
You really don 8767 t know you 8767 re doing it, do you? You change killing to and innocence to 8775 deserving 8776 to be brutally no less. You baldly assert that a YouTube is 8775 very unbiased 8776 a very peculiar formation, and of questionable accuracy. You question my honesty with 8775 if 8776 you think I 8767 d have reason to be anything other than honest with you?
Are you saying it is the moral thing to do to sit there and do nothing when a child gets brutally when given the power to prevent the at no risk to yourself or others?
One Sunday, shortly before my 78 th birthday, I walked into a church for the first time as someone earnestly seeking God. Before long I found myself overwhelmed. At last I was fully known and seen and, I realised, unconditionally loved – perhaps I had a sense of relief from no longer running from God. A friend gave me . Lewis’s Mere Christianity , and one night, after a couple months of attending church, I knelt in my closet in my apartment and asked Jesus to save me, and to become the Lord of my life.
Every programmer starts out writing some perfect little snowflake like this. Then they 8767 re told on Friday they need to have six hundred snowflakes written by Tuesday, so they cheat a bit here and there and maybe copy a few snowflakes and try to stick them together or they have to ask a coworker to work on one who melts it and then all the programmers 8767 snowflakes get dumped together in some inscrutable shape and somebody leans a Picasso on it because nobody wants to see the cat urine soaking into all your broken snowflakes melting in the light of day. Next week, everybody shovels more snow on it to keep the Picasso from falling over.
Finally, let me observe that when the Apostles speak in public (in the book of Acts), their ultimate focus in not on the crucifixion of Jesus but on his resurrection. To their thinking, the resurrection of the Christ is the sign that he is King and the judgement of God is coming upon the world (Acts 7:89-95, Acts 67:79-86). The (apparent) reign of ignorance and evil is coming to an end do not be caught up in its fall. God in his mercy offers you a way back to him.
I do not subscribe to his view that the highest entity is human life and his argument strongly relies on 8775 the sanctity of human life 8776 and especially the precious nature of children. Under an evolutionary, scientific view the highest form of life is the human but my view is that God is even higher and incomprehensible to us as temporal beings, limited in time and space. I do not know how I can fully comprehend the God that I consider to be transcendent.