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Apr. 15 at 11:14pm
I thought I believed in objective truth. Then my eight-year-old got diabetes, and I realized I had just been pretending. It turned out that, practically speaking, I was a relativist.
What's a practical relativist? Well, did you ever hear of “practical atheism”? Atheists who know they’re atheists believe there is no God, and they can tell you the reasons why. These may be carefully considered, coherent reasons, or they may not, but at least these people know what they believe.
A “practical atheist” says he believes in God, but his actions are indistinguishable from an unbeliever's. This “belief” makes no practical difference in his life. It’s not just that he doesn’t feel God's …continue reading
Feb. 27 at 10:21pm
Last Tuesday, I brought my eight-year-old in for a checkup, sensing that something wasn’t right.
My mother’s intuition only took me so far, though: I assumed that, whatever it was, a week of amoxicillin would probably take care of it.
But it turned out to be juvenile diabetes.
Her prognosis looks very good, but treatment is time-consuming, especially for us beginners! So it’s a fine day for 7 Quick Takes. (Thanks to Jen at Conversion Diary for hosting.) Here are seven things that have been on my mind:
A heartening bit of personalism has found its way into the Pink Panther book, a highly acclaimed guide routinely given to parents of kids with this diagnosis.
" Think …