The man saw something in her that told him she was special. Her eyes occasionally softened with compassion when she passed those who were less fortunate, and she sometimes straightened up and stared at the horizon with something almost like longing in her eyes. The stress lines in her face only just concealed an incomparable beauty. He was certain that she was the one.
We usurp the role of God, then look in the mirror only to find that we're staring into the eyes of the devil. It’s the corrupted image of something that used to be human. Something that has embraced an evil which clutches us with dead fingers and pulls us into a lover’s embrace from which we cannot break free.
I have little patience for pseudo-reasoning. I object to hearing it from secularists just as strenuously as I object to hearing it from Christians.
This creature, ostensibly for the sake of survival, spends its time wreaking havoc on the landscape, tearing up the earth, leaving enormous amounts of waste in its aftermath, and radically changing the world for the other creatures with whom it happens to share its environment.
Time, for the individual, is a one-way trap door. Every moment is a decision that irreversibly affects everything which comes after—for infinity, so far as we can tell.
Allow me to present what, as far as I know, is the shortest story of all time.
Now, more than ever, it is critical for us to be perceptive and wise. If we don’t decide here and now that truth is our ultimate pursuit, then I fear that we will watch the world around us disintegrate into self-destruction. And a lot of people are going to suffer.
I’ve been wrestling with the problem of God and evil for a while. It’s not a typo. The problem, to me, goes beyond good and evil and forces us to confront the problem of God and evil. Christians claim that their religion is the only true authentic religion—the only religion that includes divine incarnation, bodily … Continue reading God and Evil
It started out, as most crises do, small and with good intentions.
What do we take away from September 11th, 2001?