Tag Archives: Faith and Reason

Shape-shifting Jesus?

This title may seem provocative or even blasphemous, but reading the Gospel this morning (Quasimodo Wednesday in the Use of Sarum) troubled me profoundly. The passage in question (Mark 16) contains: Now when Jesus was risen early the first day … Continue reading

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Human achievements and God

I have seen a few posts about, especially my friend Patrick who has been writing on the limits of human technology and engineering, especially the flying machine and the aeroplane. He reflected many of my own thoughts from my Amiens … Continue reading

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A tough sell…

This is something to think about. Darkness comes over the world like in the Hitler or Stalin regimes or something like Orwell’s dystopia. The Party has the ultimate means of turning believers into atheists and correcting anyone with politically incorrect … Continue reading

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Belly Buttons

I often wonder about the absurd way some people think (or don’t think). Often, an excuse for a schoolboy prank is “I wasn’t thinking, Sir.” to which the schoolmaster replies “That’s the problem, boy. You never think“. I found this … Continue reading

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Justorum animae

Justorum animae in manu Dei sunt, et non tanget illos tormentum mortis. Visi sunt oculis insipientium mori, illi autem sunt in pace. These are the words that came into my mind as I saw this amazing gravestone on Facebook, and … Continue reading

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Life on Mars and Religion

Does the credibility of our Faith depend on there being no life anywhere other than the planet Earth? See Methane on Mars: does it mean the Curiosity rover has found life? Some of the comments ask this very question, and … Continue reading

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The Three K’s

Fr Jonathan Munn of our Diocese has just written Katholicism, Kripkean Dogmatism and ExKommunication. It is almost a case of telepathy as I was so tempted to react to a recent sanctimonious posting by Fr Zuhlsdorf on excommunication and hell. … Continue reading

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