My professor referenced an obscure Bare NakedLadies song in order to make a point today in class. I seriously doubt that anyone in that room other than me had even heard of the song. This class has some terrible readings (think 120 pages of stereo instructions) but this prof does a good job of explaining things and he’s Canadian so occasionally I get these hilarious and strange references. My weekend was GREAT- thanks for asking. Both my teams won and the hockey game went to overtime and was wonderful. The weather was incredible, the food and beer plentiful and tasty and the friends didn’t make fun of me as much…
A Question of Faith
I have come across several excellent articles over the past few weeks (some posted below, some not) about faith in America, the place of atheists in society and the true value and effect of religious justification and personal prayer. I’m preaching to myself here so it’s a little silly but for no other reason than to save these link, here are a few that I found especially intriguing: Losing Our Religion – Jerry Adler A Dissent: The Case Against Faith – Sam Harris Thank Goodness – Daniel Dennett
New York, New York
Went to New York this past week. I have been several times now but of course the city is still fascinating (an amusement park for adults). The only difference is that now, as I begin to figure out my way around, and things are familiar, the city becomes more comfortable- which is a strange sort of feeling for NYC. Interestingly, however, I have recently had cause to ponder the (unfortunately) defining moment of the city: 9/11. In my class, we spoke of the “Falling Man”; an article and a series of photos of a man who fell or chose to jump from the North tower on September 11th. This photo…
Ruminations on God from Penn
Read “There is no God” by Penn of Penn and Teller. And before you comment, I know that a comedian isn’t the authority on the existence of a higher being. And he isn’t claiming to be. He just happens to have some interesting comments, some of which I agree with.