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Re: Thoughts on Period of Adjustment

Dec. 24 at 10:06am | see this comment in context

Katie,

If you haven't seen Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson, Its a really good movie.

Re: Neil Diamond and The Metaphysics of the Person

Dec. 12 at 2:41pm | see this comment in context

Michael,

How familiar are you with Leonard Cohen. HIs early work has a lot of religious overtones. I recall hearing the lyric " you are locked into your suffering and your pleasures are the seal" and wondering if he was Catholic. He seems like a soul that is seeking but doesn't quite make it or doesn't want to make it. Kind of like " Lord make me holy but just not yet". He has a lot of fans. What are your thoughts. 

Re: Why gender matters

Dec. 5 at 8:27am | see this comment in context

Gregory,

Please don't be offended by my comment. Not personal. Just think about the beautiful complexity of the human eye and its relation to the brain and to the process of seeing. What is sight?

Evolution theory is hopelessly hopelessly inadequate to explain. I know you've heard it before.  Evolution theory is so mundane.

Re: Why gender matters

Dec. 4 at 4:04pm | see this comment in context

"Evolution has yielded two genders" Talk about fuzzy lofty sentiments. And just how did Evolution "yield" two genders. When you can't use the word create, I guess you are stuck with words like "yield"

Re: Good and evil in the human heart

Nov. 29 at 10:32am | see this comment in context

Jules,

And ye shall labor all the days of your life is a theme in Genesis.

Suffering and labor and work are intimately related I think. It is not a theme overtly in The Confessions except that conversion is work. When we work we are participating in an act of creation. When we convert there is suffering and labor invloved and we turn to be more wholly involved in Creation.  When the Zeks for instance mix mortar and begin to build a masonry wall in sub zero temps the labor and suffering enables them to participate in an act of creation and this is essentially human in a dehumanizing situation. In this act of creation there is hope.  I think I read it as more of a positive than you did. I recently read a quote of Mother Teresa. " I have found this paradox that when you love until it hurts there is not more pain only more love"  Labor, Love Suffering Creation 

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