Category Archives: Sensation

Are there Limitations to Axiological Faith? Nope.

Recently, I’ve been thinking about and developing an idea of axiological faith. This idea has been born mostly out of anxieties about graduate school and anxieties about whether certain desired conditions will obtain for a close friend of mine. Also … Continue reading

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Leaving Town as an Act of Faith

When I finally got all of my logistical nonsense worked out for moving to Boston, I stopped focusing so much on myself and started looking more at the people who I would be leaving behind. It was then that my … Continue reading

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Why Praying Sucks (Sometimes)

Capacity for the nobler feelings is in most natures a very tender plant, easily killed, not only by hostile influences, but by mere want of sustenance; and in the majority of young persons it speedily dies away if the occupations to … Continue reading

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An Etiology of My Lack of Empathy

Marcus Borg’s translation of Luke 6:36 reads like this: “Be compassionate as God is compassionate.” Compassion, for the Jews, meant something similar to “womb-like.” It meant a visceral feeling that was the result of another’s distressing situation. Martin Hoffman, a … Continue reading

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Uh oh…

“What if I am in trouble?” This is the question I thought to myself this morning when I received a call from an unrecognizable number and an ambiguous message. I had no reason to think that I was in trouble, … Continue reading

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“God is not a white man”

A while back I had the opportunity to serve communion. I was not particularly excited about the job. It was just another Christian ritual that had melted into the mundane. About half way through serving communion, I began to feel … Continue reading

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The Inadequacy of Augustine’s Ontological Theodicy

Augustine in his City of God attempts the solve the problem of evil. His method of argumentation is essentially ontological: evil only exists as a deprivation of the good. Thus, strictly speaking, “nothing evil exists in itself, but only as … Continue reading

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