DBH on the God of Nothing-but-will

A passage for the ages from DBH. If all that occurs, in the minutest detail and in the entirety of its design, is only the expression of one infinite volition that makes no real room within its transcendent determinations for other, secondary, subsidiary but free agencies (and so for some element of chance and absurdity),…More

Sarah Coakley on how religions compare

Here’s a good interview of Sarah Coakley on how religions compare (or ought to compare) to one another. Here’s a quote from the video that I think summarizes her main point: If you simply look at those clashes as extrinsic doctrinal incompatibilities, then you’re not really getting to the heart of the issue. You have to probe…More

DBH on Religion

I transcribed the below from this video. I like this. It’s a different way of thinking about religion and God—one I find more compatible with my common observations of things. “I never take any religion as a closed system of propositions, every one of which is true, or true in the same way. I think…More

Some quotes I live by

I’ve had these quotes posted on my Facebook profile for a long time. Some of them for more than 10 years. The state of wisdom is when man has no longer any concern about understanding truths and goods, but about willing and living them; for this is to be wise. Emanuel Swedenborg Every voluntary mortification…More