Friday, July 20, 2012

The Lonely Birth and Death

Can you see the maiden, barely sixteen and  man trudging wearily in search of safety. Can you see the child lying in the manger.
Can you see the the cross?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Anselm

I can think of myself in my mind as existing. I can think of you as existing at least in my mind. I can think of the collective of all great people as existing in my mind. I go further and assume that I can also assume an entity greater than all this. The greatest I can imagine in my mind. If the greatest such being is possible for me to imagine in my mind, then it must be true that this entity also exists in reality outside of my mind. For if he did not then there must be entities greater than himself.

Therefore God exits. Devious argument, at best.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dualism of the Mother

Explain the dual nature of the Blessed mother who is simultaneously
1. Virgin and Mother
2. Mother and Daughter: Theotokos taken together with John 1:1-3
3. Mother in pain at birth and witnessing death with pain