Category Archives: Bernard Beckett

Human Morality

Bernard’s response can be found here.  There is no need to respond to the selection and physics parts of the response because they were dealt with on this blog in the comment sections here and here, and Bernard eventually let … Continue reading

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In Praise of Mystery—Certainty is for Fundamentalists

This post is a reflection upon this one by Bernard Beckett regarding his agnosticism. First of all, I should point out those features that I appreciate and commend.  The two features in Bernard’s post that resonated with me were tolerance … Continue reading

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Story and Narrative

I plan to respond, at some point, more comprehensively to Bernard’s recent post found here.  But specifically, for now, here is something that, I hope, speaks to Bernard’s reference to story-telling and its importance to him.  I too share this … Continue reading

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Whence and Why

This post is a response to this one by Bernard Beckett and it deals with the area of morality and ethics.  Bernard has an interesting take on this whole area and it seems to boil down to “desire” or his … Continue reading

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Questions and Food for Thought

Bernard, perhaps it might help if we thought about these questions and their possible implications: 1.    Would you describe your “distaste” as having negative or positive connotations for you personally?  For either, does that suggest you must already have in mind … Continue reading

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Privileging?

This is a further reply to Bernard, who stakes out some interesting ground for the reasons behind his agnosticism, which are in the various threads of comments on several of my last posts.  I need to say up front that … Continue reading

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