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Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Church, God, The Infinitude of the Private Man, & The Buddha

Tweet In his famous address delivered to the senior class at Divinity College, Cambridge, on July 15th, 1838, Ralph Waldo Emerson attacked the teachings of the Church of his day in such a confrontational way that it would be years before he would once again be invited back to talk. “As it appears to us,” [...]

Dinosaurs

Tweet The dinosaurs that once roamed and terrorized the Earth – did somebody plan them? Did God, sitting and pondering on his throne, envision them in his lordly plan? There were no thoughts of peace and brotherhood coursing through tyrannosaurus rex’s brain, only the ferocious gnashing of jaws and teeth, and insatiable hunger – a [...]

Traveling to a New America – Haight-Ashbury, the Inward Journey

Tweet Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco.  Site of the 1960′s hippie counter-culture movement, which spread out across America, deeply influencing an entire generation.  High ideals, drugs, and music were the order of the day. For many of the younger generation, the 60′s were a fracturing of relationships with the status quo, and a descent into an unstructured [...]

A Hole in the Heart of Everything

Tweet Incandescent light, Floating in from Iraq, Iran, North Africa, Syria, Swaths of civilization Wiped clean, leaving only An absence of God, A hole in the heart of Everything. The cancer spreads. Stars and moons waver Unsteadily in the heavens, Our minds’ chaos Setting the orbs of suns In disarray. It all emanates from our [...]

Which Team Are You On?

Tweet Watching a football game this Sunday, I was reminded of the various religious leagues we have playing around the world today. Christians, Muslims, Jews – and among these divisions, other leagues and teams: Protestants, Catholics, Evangelists, Sunnis, Shiites, Orthodox, etc. Each with a deep sense of team.  Each waving a flag hoisted high bearing [...]

The New Religion: Beyond Dogma or Materialism: A Third Way

Tweet The debate continues to rage between science and religion, between the outdated dogma of our mainline religions and the godless materialism of atheism and secular humanism. On the one hand are faith-based claims for the existence of God and the validity of ancient books and prophets; on the other, the powers of reason and [...]

Dinosaurs – God’s Handiwork?

Tweet The dinosaurs that once roamed and terrorized the Earth – did somebody plan them? Did God, sitting and pondering on his throne, envision them in his lordly plan? There were no thoughts of peace and brotherhood coursing through tyrannosaurus rex’s brain, only the ferocious gnashing of jaws and teeth, and insatiable hunger – a [...]

X Marks The Spot

Tweet The Pope warned today for his followers to beware:  Satan is still among us! I wonder:  Where does he hang out?  Behind the moon?Invisible, deadly, crouching through the shadows near our arm.  Wreaking havoc, division, drawing down souls into darkness and oblivion, where shall we build up our defenses? Devil and God, goodness and [...]

God’s Dinosaurs

Tweet The dinosaurs that once roamed and terrorized the Earth – did somebody plan them? Did God, sitting and pondering on his throne, envision them in his lordly plan? There were no thoughts of peace and brotherhood coursing through tyrannosaurus rex’s brain, only the ferocious gnashing of jaws and teeth, and insatiable hunger – a [...]

The Holy Trinity & John Jones, 633 – 38th Street

Tweet So centuries ago, the big split occurred. In 325 A.D., the assembled bishops of the Church finally got it straight at the council of Nicaea. There had been folks around with screws loose claiming that Jesus was not co-eternal with God the Father – that God the Father was the main character, and Jesus [...]