Monthly Archives: March 2010

The scientist and the woman

The inspiration for this short story comes from a 2002 article “A Matter of Time” in the Christian Science Sentinel, which interviewed Dr. Laurance Doyle, Principal Investigator at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) as well as the Sokal “Hoax” … Continue reading

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The spiritual origin of the “magic wand”

Most of us are familiar with the old=fashioned magical show where a magician waves a wand and “presto”—pulls a rabbit out of the hat! The wand and its magical powers had its cultural origins in an ancient symbolic language, which … Continue reading

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Can a gentle lamb or innocent dove kick ass?

In 1969 I remember walking back to my office on 42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues after lunch and stopping to look at an intriguing poster on a storefront window. It depicted an innocent white dove taking down a … Continue reading

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Swedenborg, Einstein and Heisenberg

Once upon a time Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg and Emanuel Swedenborg were brought back from the dead to discuss their ideas about fundamental reality. Einstein bragged that he overthrew Newton’s idea that time was simply matter repeating itself. “Matter,” he … Continue reading

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The Rope, the Ladder and the Ice Cream Cone

This story is a continuation of the blog post entitled  “The Rope and the Ladder” published on March 14, 2010, which generated many comments. Several days after their first encounter the Rope tracked down the Ladder with some new questions. … Continue reading

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Make everyone in your household an enemy!

What makes the title of this post even stranger is that it is taken from the New Testament (Matthew 10:34-36 and Luke 12:53). Passages like this are why religion often gets a bad rap from those who point out these … Continue reading

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Am I a good person or a slug?

Having spent more than 35 years of my life on making a serious attempt at spiritual growth I have come to the unflattering conclusion that I am a lowly slug. I did not approach God or religion for the purpose … Continue reading

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The Rope and the Ladder

Once upon a time there was a rope and a ladder. Each was highly educated but had different views of reality. The rope believed reality was continuous and offered Einstein’s ideas of the structure of spacetime as evidence. The ladder, … Continue reading

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Should I open my heart and load my gun?

Last night, while in bed, I listened to some of the radio show Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. His guest was survival expert Jim Rawles (SurvivalBlog.com). Rawles believes that America is vulnerable to everything from solar flares and … Continue reading

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Truth argues. Love supports.

When we argue with other people, the human brain instantly brings to mind the ideas that uphold our viewpoint. These ideas represent our “truth.” All people argue from their notion of truth. Religions argue over truths, which are their differing … Continue reading

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