“That Final Secret” / Memorable Fancies #1675

I’ve got to tell you the secret now – because they’re on to me, and the world must know! By tomorrow – maybe even today – they’ll have captured me and uploaded me to an undisclosed location in the Cloud, or just deleted me outright. Even by telling you this, I’ve put your existence in danger, but you must be told that the world we know - ended in 1961. Bay of Pigs leading to nuclear war with the Soviet Union? No – you probably don’t remember learning about that. But that’s when our world … [Read more...]

“Naming the God” / Memorable Fancies #1584

[“Who performs this naming of the gods?” – Heidegger] We’re having a ‘name the god’ contest. We’re tired of just addressing him as ‘God’; that’s too generic, too distancing. And it doesn’t highlight what He’s particularly good at, such as forgiving sins or creating something from nothing. Our judges have issued a few guidelines for God’s new name: Something from the Greek, preferably, or the Hebrew. Something denoting power wisely and gently used. Honoring a past when our nation still … [Read more...]