Category Archives: Religion

FAITH, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN

I recently visited an extensive collection of dinosaurs at the County museum of natural history. Not only were fossilized reptilian bones displayed but also skeletons of modern birds to demonstrate avian similarities to the the ancient reptiles. Our guide emphasized … Continue reading

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BEATING THE BISHOP

I was once tempted to write a primer for recovering Catholics entitled, “GUILT WITHOUT SEX.” Part of my motivation arose from a colleague who had studied for the priesthood. At the time he was a vigorous young male who struggled … Continue reading

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A CLOSED MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE?

The last several blogs included correspondence I had with my brother. Obviously, the letters show that we are polar opposites. He is a very bright man who studied theology at the University of Chicago and spent most of his life … Continue reading

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DEAR BIG BROTHER IV:

From my viewpoint, I feel that our discussion of miracles deserves a few more comments. As a scientist I have always stood in awe of the laws that govern our universe. Would a God who instituted such beautiful laws so … Continue reading

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BIG BROTHER II:

Your life has been dedicated to God whereas mine has been dedicated to man. Not that my thinking about God has been neglected. It probably would surprise you how many books on philosophy and religion I have read. Yet, I … Continue reading

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BIG BROTHER I:

Your letter was a gentle reminder that we have entered the twilight of our years. At best life is tenuous and does not come with a warranty. The richness of the Christmas season as well as the discussion of your … Continue reading

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DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW

In our correspondence my brother shared some events in his life that he regarded as miracles and that involved divine intervention. In response I shared a number of events where I had close encounters with the grim reaper. I told … Continue reading

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