Christ as History: Fr. Bernard Lonergan’s Christology, Part One

One wonders what Fr. Bernard Lonergan would have made of the short text we have known as the “gospel according to Mary Magdalen”, specifically the lords of the underworld (or lowlands) apparently revealed to her by the quasi-historical person we know as Jesus.  The first of these was known as Christ While historians are still… Continue reading Christ as History: Fr. Bernard Lonergan’s Christology, Part One

What if the Financial System Collapsed? A Thought Experiment …

This isn’t an attempt at fear mongering or some #tinfoil prediction, since I don’t think the financial system will fall apart, at least not in the near term.  Or more accurately, if it does, governments will do anything at all, however stupid, to prop it back up.  And given how terrifying the notion that it… Continue reading What if the Financial System Collapsed? A Thought Experiment …

A Few Statements To Think On

Consider the possibility that the following quotes, in their essential meaning, all say the same, and what that implies: “Christ is fully human and fully divine.” – Council of Trent “Whenever two or more of you gather in the name of love, I am already with you.” – Jesus, in the Gospels “If Jesus were… Continue reading A Few Statements To Think On

For All The “Christians” Who Are Pro-Capitalist

For it will be as when a man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with… Continue reading For All The “Christians” Who Are Pro-Capitalist

An Example of Science’s Failure at Philosophy

… Stephen Hawking goes wrong when, at the very beginning of his best-seller The Grand Design, he triumphantly proclaims that “philosophy is dead.”  With the latest advances in quantum physics and cosmology (M-theory), he claims, so-called experimental metaphysics has reached its apogee. Upon a closer look, of course, we soon discover that we are not quite… Continue reading An Example of Science’s Failure at Philosophy

Latest Headline Article in the New Scientist – “Are There Benefits to a World Without God?”

The contingency of artificial phenomena has always created doubts as to whether they fall properly within the compass of science. Sometimes these doubts refer to the goal-directed character of artificial systems and the consequent difficulty of disentangling prescription from description. This seems to me not to be the real difficulty. The genuine problem is to… Continue reading Latest Headline Article in the New Scientist – “Are There Benefits to a World Without God?”