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Miracles

I’ll be talking about miracles today. Also religious art and kitsch, the Mayan apocalypse, and why folks occasionally see faces that aren’t there. Even by my standards, this post rambles a bit. Quite a few folks act as if they … Continue reading

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Navel-Gazing in August

Someone said “write what you know.” It was definitely Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Nathan Englander, or somebody else. I’ve mostly seen the quote applied to writing fiction. Apparently some folks assume that it means authors should only write stories about … Continue reading

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Infallibility?

The “most disturbing image” gag in Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur comic depends on a fairly common misunderstanding of Catholic belief. The important word in that sentence is misunderstanding. Papal infallibility doesn’t mean that. I’m none too pleased that Catholic beliefs … Continue reading

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Adam and the Animals

I think pursuing knowledge and truth is a good idea. That’s probably why Tennyson’s “Ulysses” is one of my favorite poems. It’s the source of my Google Plus tagline: “To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound … Continue reading

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