Running into a pole is a drag, but never being allowed to run into a pole is a...– Daniel Kish, quoted in Men’s Journal » The Blind Man Who Taught Himself To See Quite a story.
And this is why I think the New Atheists are a disaster, a danger to the...– Professor Ruse’s recent (New Atheism=The Tea Party: Reflections on Professors Ruse and Barash) Tangentially, is the Tea Party really all that bad? It seems to be the brunt of an awful lot of knownothing-esque projection.
“Where arguments are concerned—that is, matters that are pursued by means of...– Of Human Umbrage, a review by Isaac Chotiner, here quoting Stefan Collini Refreshing.
An emerging body of research is suggesting that spending time alone, if done...– psychologically speaking: The Power of Lonely by Leon Neyfakh (Boston Globe) At least they mention the spiritual discipline of solitude. Nice to see the research catching up.
I honestly think in order to be a writer, you have to learn to be reverent. If...– Anne Lamott, from Bird by Bird (via recycledsoul)
Secularism is a religion because it has a faith, it has its own eschatology and...– Fr. Alexander Schmemann (via Alan)
Since limits make us what we are, the idea of absolute freedom is bound to be...– Terry Eagleton, Holy Terror, quoted in Paradoxes of Modern Liberty via @benjeckman
“Since I got back, it’s like I can’t even find myself to...– A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold - Baen Books
All arguments between the traditional scientific view of man as organism, a...– Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos (via theoldguard) I think the “levels of discourse” concept is worth exploring.