A ritual should never be worshipped for it’s own sake, but tradition should perhaps not be mocked simply because its meaning has been lost. And once in a while, we would do well to reflect on the deeper meanings of traditions that have been forgotten. The marriage proposal in particular, despite its sometimes cliche feel, retains some rich symbology if you look deeper. It is a beautiful symbol of love and sacrifice and commitment.
Month: June 2018
Cultural Decline and the Foundations of Faith
Ultimately, if our culture is in decline, then we all share in the blame. Before we start pointing fingers at folks we don’t like, we ought to take an honest look in the mirror.
Should we question everything? Clever, right? I will tell you up front that I believe the answer is an emphatic “Yes. We should question everything.” And yes, we should even consider whether or not it is wise to question everything. “Question everything” is a phrase that has become a bit cliche and sounds like it should … Continue reading Question Everything
Truth vs. Certainty
Perhaps the most puzzling paradox that I wrestle with is the disparity between truth and certainty. Maybe it’s because those two words denote different concepts which we tend to conflate. Maybe it’s because those two words convey linked ideas, both of which we struggle to fully grasp, and we think that if we don’t have … Continue reading Truth vs. Certainty