Babbling of Green Fields Sample Chapter

Chapter One   Comedy and Catastrophe   How has it come about that I, who entered the monastic life for all the wrong reasons, and then, finding myself most unhappy, bored by the endless services and experiencing the half hour per day of...

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Quantum 1: Bemused? Bewildered? Me Too

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic:Post 7 Quantum (1): Baffled? Bewildered?  Me too.     For me my own struggles with quantum physics have been extremely important in my re-discovery of religion.  I can’t understand it of course, but then neither...

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The Church has been so evil

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic.  Post 2.  The Most Evil Institution in History. A Theological Blog 18 – iii - 20   It was only when Richard Dawkins awoke me from my dogmatic slumbers that I began to...

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Facts and Meanings

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic. Post 6.  Facts and Meanings Most of the humanists I know are contemptuous of religion because they think that science, and only science, can tell us truth.  Only the intellectual rigour of the...

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Yet I still want to be a catholic. Post 5. The chimps and us

Yet I still want to be a Catholic. Post 5. Belief Boxes (2.) The chimps and us We forget how close we are genetically to the chimpanzees, we share over 99% of our genes with them. Our lineage split from theirs...

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Three poems from Sequences

3 iii There is a refinement about Butterworth’s music that words can describe but cannot convey A grief for the passing of England the more poignant for the restraining of tears, None of the pomp of empire you find in...

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Emotional Substructures and Belief Boxes

Yet I still want to be a Catholic. Post 4. Emotional Substructures and Belief Boxes (1) A theological blog 30 – iii – 20 We all like to think we are rational people who make rational decisions. Ah, you think, I’ll...

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We all need to become humanists

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic A theological blog 25 iii 20 Post 3: We all need to become humanists. Our biggest problem about religion is that so many of us were taught it in an infantile way when...

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The Evil Catholic Church

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic.  Post 2.  The Most Evil Institution in History. A Theological Blog 18 – iii - 20   It was only when Richard Dawkins awoke me from my dogmatic slumbers that I began to...

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There is no God (as we knew him)

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic.  Post One:  There is no God (as we knew him). a theological blog 15-iii-20 The classic Protestant argument for the existence of God was put forward by William Paley who was a...

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