The importance of Beauty A lot has been said and written about beauty over the last few years. Whether it is Roger Scrutton throwing a tantrum about Modern Art in general, or the Turner Prize…
It’s tough. There is a lot of talk about artists being on the margins. There is a lot of talk about artists being the prophets of today. Artists struggle for support. Artists are seen as…
Being argumentative and obnoxious in response to being ignored and invisible
people see other people only through the lens of utility and other people feeling useless is resulting in a loss or lack of purpose being acted out in atrocities both here and abroad, presented almost daily in our news programs and publications. That has to stop.
there’s quite a lot of art that gives that instant satisfaction of feeling that I know I can judge this without having to look, without having to take the trouble. “I just know because it is so obvious”, that’s comforting. Where as you see the real art makes demands”
If we were expected to be perfect in this life, then the bible would reflect that. But the point of the bible, the point of Christianity is that we cannot be perfect, that there is not a “perfect” human, except that which can reflect love perfectly. And that is all we are expected to do, Love God, love our neighbor as ourselves.
we need to share the tragedies with others as much as the joys.
Only a God who has a complete awareness of existing in eternal relationship and otherness can reasonably expect those created entities to behave relationally. A singular God could not have an awareness of anything but himself, much less have a need or desire for anything other, never mind an understanding of other.