Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 302, October 29th, 2017 Chapter One: Loss The prevailing view of life afflicting the masses, and preached fervently among the worlds was this: desire is the cause of all suffering. The faithful were reminded of this daily. Suffering was […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty-two, Fear, Collected Chapters"
The accounts of personal and cultural pain that have been transmitted by individual people throughout history, whether the pain they experienced was physical, emotional or spiritual, have produced experiences that been invaluable tools for interpersonal and intercultural dialogue. We understand that the experience of grief and sorrow may be an essential component in the […]Read more "God, Atheism and the Problem of Evil – Part IV"
Let us consider the concerns of the atheist regarding the reality of pain and the nature of evil: The atheist will argue that a god, or divine agent, one who allows people to suffer pain, even caused by natural events, could not be considered to be good. This argument is predicated on the […]Read more "God, Atheism and the Problem of Evil – Part III"
In a Christian Context An experience is good which heightens the appreciation of beauty, augments the moral will, enhances the discernment of truth, enlarges the capacity to love and serve one’s fellows, exalts the spiritual ideals, and unifies the supreme human motives of time with the eternal plans of the indwelling spirit, all of […]Read more "God, Atheism and the Problem of Evil – Part I"
My world is in pain There is war, both visible And invisible Murder and torture Ubiquitous indifference Killing for profits Sheep to the slaughter Machinations of power There is no honor in it Let the people go The many, dying for bread Thirst for clean water They are innocent Toiling for […]Read more "Pain and Toil (Haiku Series)"
Nature is red in tooth and claw, or so Saint Augustine said See beneath the placid waters of the calming lake, where it is eat or be eaten There is always a bigger a fish Peer beyond the gold and purple of the meadow, flowering The snake and the fox are on the hunt, […]Read more "War and Delusion"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 099, April 9th, 2017 Chapter One: Shock There was nothing that the Continuum, had ever experienced, contemplated or foresaw, in all of its time, that could have prepared it for the dying anguish of an entire world. Until that […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Two, The Continuum; Part Fourteen, The Collapse, Collected Chapters"