Christmas!

If you want to know whether it’s Christmas or not, go to www.isitchristmas.com.   There you’ll find a one-word answer.  For 364 days of each year, that answer is “NO.”  On just one day, it’s “YES.”  Try it. Small children are adorable partly because they are constantly experiencing new things, and their sense of wonder and […]

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Review (Part Six): The Experience of God – Being Consciousness Bliss, by David Bentley Hart

Having explained how we approach the natural only over the interval of the supernatural, Hart turns to the incoherency of materialism. Absolute truth The human longing for truth involves a loyalty to an ultimate ideal, and that ultimate ideal beckons to us from beyond the totality of beings.  We would not care at all about […]

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Review (Part Three): The Experience of God — Being Consciousness Bliss, by David Bentley Hart

Being Wonder Hart has set the stage for his discussion of being, consciousness, and bliss, and now we start with being; by which he means the astonishing fact of existence of anything.  All serious thought, Hart says, begins in a moment of “unsettling or delighted surprise.”  Hart describes it as a “primordial agitation of the mind.” That […]

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