Sailing to Byzantium"...O sages standing in God’s holy fire As in the gold mosaic of a wall, Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre, And be the singing-masters of my soul. Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity..." -W.B. Yeats
Monthly Archives: April 2010
I’ve posted this before, but given the last several posts and the comments–I will post it again. Some quotes: The reasons you must give, however, do not come from outside your faith, but follow from it and flesh it out. … Continue reading
This looks like a great book and one I have added to my Amazon wish list. Blurbs: Thus, Rawlsian “public reason” filters appeals to religion or other “comprehensive doctrines” out of public deliberation. But these restrictions have the effect of … Continue reading
Wow, here is another gem by Fish. The bold assertion: There are no secular reasons and what reasons there are have to be smuggled in from the very sources it disdains. How pathetic. I think we can conclude that secular … Continue reading
Given the last two posts and the comments, here is an interesting article by Stanley Fish where he notes, at least one, huge gap in Habermas‘ thinking. He is absolutely right–something indeed is missing. A quote: Postmodernism announces (loudly and … Continue reading
Because of the extended conversation sparked from my last post (See the comment section), I thought I would respond here as to the last two comments from my intrepid interlocutor where he brings up the idea of “world-view.” First of … Continue reading
I might quibble with certain points made here by Paul Davies, but his overall point is certainly correct–namely that science is ultimately based upon faith.
Here is a good interview with Dr. Francis Collins. Dr. Collins (M.D., Ph.D.) has been lauded as “one of the most accomplished scientists of our time”. An interesting quote from the interview: While these are not proofs of God’s existence, … Continue reading
In this season of hope, here are some beautiful thoughts regarding the Resurrection.
Here is a wonderful and insightful summing up of the recent global atheist convention. A quote: In Atheist Delusions, David Bentley Hart has described the Christian revolution in terms of the stripping bare of the pagan life-world with its pantheon … Continue reading
This is an interesting interview with John Milbank. Of note: “Atheistic philosophy still finds itself caught in a theoretical version of the nihilistic aporia depicted by the 19th-century Russian novelist. Either, like Kirillov, it can assert human reason or freedom … Continue reading