Virtually every morning a couple of ladies scour the beach near us looking for beach glass. They love to collect it. Many people in the Great Lakes region like beach glass. Much of it is extremely beautiful. Some is even made into jewelry. Of course we have beach glass largely because some people smash bottles. … Continue reading Beach Glass
2.2 Depressed? Look Outside Yourself
Is human nature basically good, or is it basically bad? If you think it is basically good, then no wonder you are depressed. The news media is constantly telling us about murderers, bullies, rapists, lying politicians, cheating spouses, racists, cruel pet owners, terrorists, and other bad actors. Those who think people are basically good are … Continue reading 2.2 Depressed? Look Outside Yourself
2.2 Do You Exist?
Think about whether you are or not—do you exist? In other words, are you a being? Thinking about being is the same thing as thinking about is. How do you define the word is? Well, to jump ahead a little I can say that only a being is. This may seem like stupid word play … Continue reading 2.2 Do You Exist?
2.02 Does God Live Up North?
Santa Claus and Superman live at the North Pole. We know that fiction often reflects truth. If the great gift-giver Santa and the powerful Man of Steel both live up north, maybe God does too. The evidence is pretty convincing. We all face consequences for our actions. The farther north you go, the greater the … Continue reading 2.02 Does God Live Up North?
When I was young I remember being told that God was omnipotent and omnipresent. I didn’t have too much trouble digesting all-powerful. After all, I read Superman comic books and the idea of a powerful being did not seem like too much of an impossibility. But omnipresent gave me pause. He was everywhere. I had … Continue reading 2.01 Circumstance