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Transcendence

Why should we consider this power to be transcendent (that is—transcending the universe as a whole)? Because if the universe was nothing prior to its beginning, then the reality which causes it to exist must be completely beyond it (independent of it). This transcendent reality which causes the universe as a whole to exist is […]

The One Thing that Never Changes

Reality is flowing. This does not mean that everything moves, changes, becomes. Science and common experience tell us that. It means that movement, change, becoming is everything that there is. There is nothing else; everything is movement, is change. The time that we ordinarily think about is not real time, but a picture of space. […]

Destiny or Floating on a Breeze?

At the end of the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest, a man of limited “smarts”, laments the answer to a question that has bothered philosophers and theologians from ancient times. I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating accidental like on a breeze, but I think maybe it’s both. […]

Pantocrator

From Reference.com: The most common translation of Pantocrator is “Almighty” or “All-powerful.” In this understanding, Pantokrator is a compound word formed from the Greek words for “all” and the noun “strength” (κρατος). This is often understood in terms of potential power; i.e., able to do anything, or omnipotentent. Another, less literal translation is “Ruler of […]

Sacrifice

The word sacrifice tends to carry a negative feel to it when stressing the idea of giving up something. But if I look beyond this negative, there is also an implied sense of hope, that is, in my giving up something, someone else gains. That is an act of love. I can view sacrifice as […]