Monthly Archives: March 2008

Will Fido And Frisky Go To Heaven?

A simple strategy to ensure financial success in the world of publishing is to give people what they want. As a philosopher/theologian, I could make a big pile of money writing a book assuring pet owners that Fido and Frisky … Continue reading

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The Problem With Creating Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The stumbling block in creating Artificial Intelligence has everything to do with the predominant scientific stand that “purpose” (teleology) is a big no-no. This bias shows itself most conspicuously in the academic world’s attempt to view intelligence as essentially computational … Continue reading

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Divine Symbolism 101

Over several of my posts I have mentioned that the Holy Word contains a hidden quantum language whereby all the “terrestrial” words of its narratives can be elevated and expanded to communicate more profound spiritual secrets. The scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg … Continue reading

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The Easter Bunny Spills the (Jelly) Beans

The morning sun was just coming up. The early light revealed a world waking up from its long winter slumber. The grass was turning a vibrant green, fragrant yellow daffodils were blooming, and swelling buds were about to burst open … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Creation

Science is not concerned with the purpose of creation. Religion is. Science focuses its attention on the “how” rather than on the more philosophical question of “why.” This is simply an extension and outcome of science’s interest in facts and … Continue reading

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The New Jerusalem And Its Metaphysical Light

I have been maintaining through my various posts that Sacred Scripture contains a quantum vocabulary within the literal meaning of its narratives. As further evidence, I offer you the following “strange” verse concerning the Holy City, the New Jerusalem: And … Continue reading

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Lent, Fasting, And The Hierarchy Of Love

Growing up in a world of different religions has taught me that God tailors religion to the particular psyche and bent of various people. However, I instinctively felt that at the core of each religion there was a similar universal … Continue reading

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Physics And The Easter Miracle

The Lord’s resurrection on what is now celebrated as Easter Sunday certainly challenges our modern assumptions about physics. Not only did this miraculous event require radical reverse entropy (the reversal of disorder and decomposition), the Lord’s restored physical body seemed … Continue reading

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How Harry the Snake Became God’s Favorite Pet

This short story is dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day and the saint who chased all the snakes out of Ireland. Perhaps there was a better solution. One morning, a snake named Harry woke up in a most depressed state of … Continue reading

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The Divine Rope-a-Dope

With Easter approaching I was inspired to share a new “detail” with my readers concerning what the Lord actually accomplished on earth by his life and death. His coming into the world involved a most unique strategy that is not … Continue reading

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