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The Problem of Egotism
The problem of suffering or evil would perhaps be better termed The Problem of Narcissism or of Egotism. Be emptied of it, and the problem recedes. Retain it and the problem persists. Egotism is the source and the sustinance of evil and of the conflicting sides of theodicy. Ego must be emptied; but, the trick is to empty ego and retain one’s self. The Self is necessary. For it is the Self...
lifebelow14th: Blog Post: #JesusWeen. Are. We. Serious. All I can do is just shake my head an nod. Why?! Why?! Why?! Just let the kids dress up as monsters and eat candy…flip!
Cancer Post #3
Last Thursday I spent the day at Vanderbilt doing a host of tests- a bone marrow biopsy, ultrasound of the heart, lung capacity test, and PET Scan. It was a long day but not bad at all. Audrey was out on the road so my Dad came down from Indianapolis. He wheeled me around the hospital all day and drove me to a bar that night to watch the World Series. (We’re Cards fans) The bone marrow...
Money Is Not Important: 53% vs. 99%. Who's right? →
moneyisnotimportant: Answer: They both are. The 53% tout the fact that they have worked hard to pay off their debts and maintain gainful employment by working hard and showing up to a job every day despite the fact that it isn’t their dream job. The 99% are upset that they have been taken advantage of by… Balance. Finally.
Cancer Post #2; Vanderbilt visit #1
On Monday Oct 10th, I spent my afternoon at Vanderbilt for my first meeting with my oncology team. My first impressions were very good. I understood the goals for the day and had what I felt was a thorough meeting with two Oncologists at Vandy. I left that meeting excited about the care I was in and feeling that I was in a good position. At the same time, I did receive disappointing news: The...
The Sentimental Option: How Piety Can Betray Art →
For my Christian artisan friends. “To want only simplistic sentimental stories is really to want to be lied to, and while there is no shortage in our age of those willing to lie to make a buck, the Christian artist, bound by his theology to see the world as it is, and sanctioned by his morality against deceiving anyone, cannot in good conscience join in.”
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve...– Steve Jobs
On Saturday last weekend, I made this announcement on Twitter and Facebook: It was a strange and surreal day; I had no symptoms other than a minor cough and I was sitting alone in a room with someone I’d never met , being told that I had cancer at 28. It’s odd enough; but having no fear in my reaction, stranger still. I wouldn’t say I was numb, but I wasn’t overcome by...
Ken Blackwell: Will Obama Destroy Franciscan... →
To force a Catholic institution to violate the consciences of its faculty, students and alumni in this fashion is like forcing a Yeshiva to serve pork to Orthodox Jewish students.