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Showing posts from November, 2008


I just joined a yoga class here in Sterling. This comic cracks me up.

Meeting Jesus Again... or not.

I finished Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg today. Don't get me wrong - I think that Borg's position is much more intellectually honest, morally pure, and well-intentioned than traditional Christians. And for all of my Christian friends, I encourage you to read either this book or another one written by Marcus Borg. He's written many books advocating a progressive Christianity, and I'm sure they're just as good as this one.

But it's still just not convincing for me. If I had to pick though, I'd pick a faith like his (or John Shelby Spong, another Jesus Seminar guy).

Try Downloading Some Past Episodes of Quandaries

As many of you know, I have been doing my own radio program on the school's radio station every Wednesday. Usually, you had to tune in at 11pm to be able to hear the show, but I'm beginning to collect the archived material. Here is Episode 4: Evolution and Episode 5: The Boundaries of Science. I'll have all of them on soon, but download these and let me know what you think!
Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The End of Faith

I just finished Sam Harris' fine book, The End of Faith. I wish all of my friends would read books like this. I have a friend here at Sterling College who has read not only this, but books by such authors as Dawkins, Hitchens, and Dennett, all outspoken atheists, and together with Harris known as "The Four Horseman."

Disclaimer: You have to have to have an open mind to read this book. Be prepared to change some foundational beliefs.