God (but not as we used to thnk of h(i)r)

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic – post 15.  God (but not as we used to think of h(i)r) )   In the view of science inherited from the scientific revolution that began in the seventeenth century the world...

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Yet I Still Want be a Catholic – Post 14: Kant

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic - Post 14:  Kant   Part of my aim in these posts is to persuade you that we all need to think philosophically, that the ideas of the great philosophers are not that...

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The Madonna of the Pinks

  The Madonna of the Pinks   A work of especial value because it puts us into contact with a very early stage of our psychological life  is Raphael’s The Madonna Of The Pinks. Here we have a picture dealing with a...

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Constraining Her to Yield up Her Secrets through the Vexations of Art

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic, post 13:  Constraining Her to Yield Up her Secrets through the Vexations of Art.   Galileo’s science, for all that he had discovered that the moon was not made of some ethereal substance...

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Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic post 12 (?): Galileo

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic Post 11 (?) Galileo   To understand how it is that so many secularists and humanists have come to take the view that science and only science can tell us truth, thus trapping...

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How can people think they know better than the scientists?

I’m amazed at all these people who think they know more about climate than thousands of scientists who have been studying it all their lives, and are now solemnly warning us, pretty much unanimously, that the greatest horror that...

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The Irrationality of Rationalists

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic: post ? –The Irrationality of rationalists.   Most people who dismiss religion would call themselves rationalists.  They think that only clear and rational thought based on reliable data can lead us to truth. ...

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Can’t say I go much for the great philosophers- except…

I forgot my wife’s birthday this year and, perhaps almost as bad , I forgot Ludwig Wittgenstein’s on April 26th.   I can’t say that taking them as a job lot I go very much for the great philosophers.  Some...

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The dearest freshness deep down things

There lives the dearest freshness deep down things.  A theological blog 4 – vi – 20   Pentecost.  “There lives the dearest freshness deep down things: and though the last lights off the black West went, Oh, morning, at the brown...

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Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic: post 10 – I Am Who Am: God does not exist…(2)

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic.  Post 10.  I Am Who Am:  God does not exist… (2)   I’m taking many of my ideas here from Edward Sillem’s book Ways of Thinking about God.  It is important to realise...

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