10 posts tagged God
No obituary appeared in The New York Times. Television newscasts offered no tribute. But make no mistake: postmodernism is dead. Even those who could foresee this end could do nothing to prevent its suicide. Demise was built into its very DNA.
Read it at The Gospel Coalition. Well worth your while.
It’s not unusual for people to dismiss the Bible because it was “only written by men.” How do you respond when you hear this challenge? What evidence would you give that the Bible is not just a human invention, but rather a supernatural revelation?
The recently Eisner-awarded Chew is the only ongoing series I am reading at the moment. I like the underlying idea and it is well written, nicely drawn fun. Nothing very serious going underneath — whatever I mean by that I do not have the time to think about now — but there is something in the more recent issues the began to spin some cosmological threads. All of a sudden, out of the blue, appeared a line of mysterious writing across the sky:
Some people believe it is a sign from God. Others maintain this is some sort of “first contact” with an advanced alien race.
These are the options that we’d be talking about in real life, if something like this really happened. We’d have all TV channels airing debates between apocalyptic theologians and all sorts of UFO-people, trying to come to terms that, well, there is something else. And people would tune in, because of this I am certain: they would be scared.
The frame here is from issue #16.
Perhaps one way forward, as congruent with religion as with science, would be to take the plurality of worlds and the apparent absence of intelligent life thereon as an absent or hidden God’s way of telling us something. The various bodies of the solar system and indeed the universe may be uninhabited, but that’s only because God, or Nature, has left it up to us to fill them.
The discussion seems stuck on whether or not sci-fi writers are predominantly theist or atheist. *Yawn*
We are created in the imago Dei–the image of God. This includes, among other attributes, the ability to reason.
Why does Batman get all effed up about about the use of a(n inverted) bat-symbol in the Gotham City sky (Legends of the Dark Knight #7, p. 3—4)? It is not like he owns the city sky or the symbol of the bat, or does he? What I read from this is more like an angry and jealous bloke in a cape rambling to some “baddies” about using “his” image in vain. (And the crooks did accomplish in attracting his attention, so they basically succeeded.) Who does he think he is? God?