This is a title of an etching by Francisco Goya. “The Sleep of Reason brings forth Monsters” Christopher Hitchens has the picture on the inside cover of his book “God is not Great”. I only discovered this recently as I have only ever known the book as an audio book. It was a serendipitous discovery for me as I have had those same Spanish words…Continue
Certainty is born of our best traits and sustained by the worst. Curiosity and wonder are the building blocks of all knowledge. When we learn about our world, our lives are enriched and the worth of our existence grows exponentially. We find meaning in the madness and it makes life worth living.
Added by M.M.J. Gregory on October 26, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
What if there is actually a god? Not the god from the Bible or Koran but a thinking God. A creator who doesn’t just reward someone for doing what He says but for using the gifts that He gave them, their free will, intelligence and their own sense of right and wrong. Imagine if this thinking god had decided that a test was needed to try to sort out the innately good from the others in the world. Thus deciding who it was that really deserved the reward of paradise.
It is quite plain to…Continue
I know boring and quite overused title but my limited imagination at this time is not allowing for creativity. I can totally identify with the cultures and peoples who were approached by the missionaries in the past and unfortunately in the present. It is clear that we all experience a need to create meaning and to also move beyond this life into another more pleasant life beyond our death. For myself I have come to the conclusion this it is highly unlikely that my spirit will remain intact…Continue
Added by Aimee Eisiminger on June 7, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments
My life has presented me with no shortage of opportunities to re-evaluate my thinking, or to show me my short falls when it comes to my path of reasoning. It never comes when I think it will, nor will it present itself in a comfortable manner. My latest moment of clarity came when I asked a question of other people that I had not asked of myself in years, "Do MLK's accomplishments in the area of civil rights outshine his anti-Semitism enough we can call him a hero without shame?" It was not…Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on January 18, 2011 at 11:08pm — No Comments