Tag Archives: religion

The tension between the symbolic world and the human world

The thoughts that generated this came to me back a month ago. I’m not sure what generated them–but I have a moment, so I’m going to try and get this written out. It deals with the tension that exists between … Continue reading

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Time and Meaning Four: Thunder and the Personification of the Sky

The Sun The Moon Light, War, and Gods Fury, Knowledge, and The Gallows Sound, Thunder, Storms and Strength Love, Freedom, and Friends Time, Cutting, Change, and The Harvest These are the days that rule our lives. Although today is the Free-day, I’m … Continue reading

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Death, people, principles–a Contrasting example…

Related to the last post… I realized last night that I had another example of how death, people, and principles can be intertwined in very complex ways… Over a decade ago, my uncle died.  He was my dad’s older brother.  … Continue reading

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Death and the question of people vs. principles….

Death. I hates it. It’s not that I’m afraid of it or that I don’t accept it… I know that I’m an animated meat puppet built out of matter and the natural laws (including entropy) and which will eventually lead … Continue reading

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Religion, Meaning, and Food Analogies..

This morning I read an interesting post over on Andrew Sullivan’s blog by one of his “under-bloggers” named Patrick Appel.  Patrick considers himself an agnostic or pantheist (depending on how you define the terms..) and in this post he is … Continue reading

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Some things change, and some things stay the same…

Last night, we were visiting some of our oldest friends.  I’ve known them for a bit more than 10 years, while my best half has known them for around 14 to 15.  As is often the case, we often talk … Continue reading

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The Uncertainty of Engineering…

Yesterday I got into an online conversation that actually revolved around religion, atheism, agnosticism and the like. While such conversations, in my experience, often suffer from the implicit uncertainties in the range of meanings of the terms (atheism especially) that … Continue reading

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