Recognizing Reality

Any refusal to recognize reality, for any reason, has disastrous consequences.   — Ayn Rand Prayer as it is usually approached seems strange to me. Let’s see if I’ve got this right: my friend has cancer, so I pray to God that She heal her. So in other words, God wasn’t going to heal her, but…

The Path Up and Down

The ancient literature of the Mediterranean world is rather divided whether you go ‘up’ to find wisdom/enlightenment, or ‘down’. Interestingly, John’s gospel (John 1:51) talks about angels both ascending and descending on the Son of Humanity. (BTW, the Greek word for ‘Man’ in the phrase commonly translated “Son of Man” is actually gender neutral. “Son…