Wishing you a very happy C****tmas and truly postmodern New Year

The Age newspaper demonstrates the emptiness of secular religion with a 725 word editorial on Christmas that doesn't mention Christ once.

ONE of the most intriguing - and mind-bending - questions is why is there anything. Existence is mysterious, and for many it is miraculous. The beginning of time, space and matter is arguably the only thing to have ever occurred without a cause. Some people seek answers to the mysteries of our planet and the universe through science. Scientific method has generated much knowledge, although wise people realise that what we know is dwarfed by our ignorance. It is, perhaps, humanity's destiny to ask questions to which we will never find a satisfactory answer.

read on

via The Australian

Wishing you a very happy C****tmas and truly postmodern New Year

The Age newspaper demonstrates the emptiness of secular religion with a 725 word editorial on Christmas that doesn't mention Christ once.

ONE of the most intriguing - and mind-bending - questions is why is there anything. Existence is mysterious, and for many it is miraculous. The beginning of time, space and matter is arguably the only thing to have ever occurred without a cause. Some people seek answers to the mysteries of our planet and the universe through science. Scientific method has generated much knowledge, although wise people realise that what we know is dwarfed by our ignorance. It is, perhaps, humanity's destiny to ask questions to which we will never find a satisfactory answer.

read on

via The Australian

What good is the Christmas story if it's void of God and his glory?

Man’s maker was made man, that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast;
that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey;
that the Truth might be accused of false witness, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on wood;
that Strength might grow weak; that the Healer might be wounded;
that Life might die.

Augustine of Hippo

What good is the Christmas story if it's void of God and his glory?

Man’s maker was made man, that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother’s breast;
that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey;
that the Truth might be accused of false witness, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on wood;
that Strength might grow weak; that the Healer might be wounded;
that Life might die.

Augustine of Hippo