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Animals who know they are dying don’t head for the centre of the pack. They slip off quietly into the night.
Typically, epiphanies come after a long period of struggling with an intractable problem.
To me, the real world’s continually changing kaleidoscope can only happen symbiotically. No one is in charge, directing every detail.
Without water, life itself would not have been possible. When we search for life in space, we search for evidence of water.
Linguist James Harbeck introduced me to the word “limen” which means, in its original Latin, a threshold, a crossing over.
If I don’t want things anymore, does that mean that, for all intents and purposes, I cease to exist?
…it’s hard to attach hope, peace, joy and love to specific outcomes.
The meaning of any story is up to interpretation by the listener.
I imagine Diogenes thrusting his lantern in the face of, say, an evangelical preacher, and demanding, “Show me God!”
I don’t object to learning new skills, or new ideas…but I’d rather snack on a doughnut than deep-fried cockroaches.
Maybe churches and religious bodies should get on the bandwagon to sell redemption.
…religions…refer to belief in some kind of controlling power…author Harari describes [one belief as]…“the greatest conqueror in history.”
The notion of looking for God beyond the pages of a single text appeals to me.
We almost dare not imagine the death of our churches, for example, even though we claim to believe in a life after death.
I’d rather not be accepted than accepted for something I’m not. It’s simply too hard to live a lie.
Both girls, both Muslim, agree that the best tool for change is not weapons but education.
Basing modern laws and politics on isolated verses from the Bible makes as much sense to me as fixing cloudy cataracts with a hammer.
My friend Ralph Milton says that there’s no secret to longevity; you just have to keep on having birthdays.
Symbols are just that: They simply represent the real thing
Could it be that you cling to your image of an almighty and capricious God, because if you didn’t, you would have nothing to rail against?