Tag Archives: Religion

The Trickster

LIfe is a Trickster. It puzzles, dazzles, delights, and defeats us. No matter how much we study, no matter how much we pray, it simply will not give us that special love and attention we crave. We want to understand it, but every time we think we are getting closer to that understanding it spins […]

Belief and Straight Jackets

Lots of people wrap themselves in their belief systems much as they would wrap themselves in armor. It serves to protect them. But protect them from what? From the most dangerous foe they can imagine: ambiguity. Thus wrapped, they are free from the necessity to think. And what a wonderful freedom that seems to be. […]

The Orange Car

The story of the orange car is as follows. We were in France a little over a year ago with two other couples, very good friends, and as we were walking up a street in a small town we noticed a car about 20 yards away from us up the incline. The car captured our […]

Words Become Flesh

This may be the opening blog for a number of follow-ups. I tend to find meaning in metaphor, and in this case, words becoming flesh is one that has intrigued me for years. So, given the need for brevity in this particular medium, let us begin. It seems reasonable to think about our DNA as […]

Job, Faith and God

Re-reading Job and rummaging around among some of the old notions in the corners of my brain, old notions waiting for a call to action whether or not they are still fit for duty, I stumbled upon one that I had almost thought about. In the story as I read it the question does peek […]

Rumination 3; please read 1 and 2 before reading this

In a way that is possibly similar to the verbally disorienting but mathematically reliable formula¬† in quantum physics known as the wave-particle duality theory, perhaps it is reasonable to understand the soul (universal creative energy) as simultaneously one and the same on going eternal process which appears and is experienced as differentiated as it manifests […]

Rumination 2 (read the previous blog first)

the soul is another name for a particular configuration of creative energy