August 31, 2010
And no-one thought to write any of these down for at least 40 years after his death? And even then they could only find a handful of stories to record. And even then they had to model these on Old Testament narratives anyway, and not describe a life that was so awe-inspiring as it happened without resort to such literary clothing?
August 20, 2010
If I think the natural reality is not enough, if I put my greatest hopes into a supernatural reality that could very well be various figments of peoples’ imaginations, where am I getting the thoughts/feelings/energy to do this?
If the natural reality is a fact and supernatural realities are just fiction, is a supernaturalist stealing away some of their own effort from fully embracing/experiencing the factual reality in a way only they can?
Is that what happened to me when I was a christian?
I don’t know. But I do remember, when I acknowledged my lack of belief in God for the first time, it did seem like the natural world just got bigger.
August 16, 2010
A good friend of mine sent me this video because this November I will be able to say that I’ve seen this side of the sun 40 times. I love it. This comedian knows what he’s talking about.