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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I Am Who Am: God does not exist…(1)

  Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic post 9.  I Am Who Am.   God does not exist…(1)   …or certainly not in the sense in which the term is usually taken.  The supposedly classical arguments for the existence of God...

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Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic: post 8 – Quantum (2)

Yet I Still Want to be a Catholic Post 8.  Quantum (2) It Gets Weirder Still. Ever since Bohr, faced with the paradox of how matter can be both particle and wave, had proposed that real things do not exist...

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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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