Potiphar12's Blog
An Octogenarian in the modern world

Posts Tagged ‘Imagination

IGNORANCE INVITES

March 7, 2014

The dominant feature in my posts is probably my interest in the supernatural. Interesting things in current affairs creep in often enough, but religion and the supernatural have pride of place. I include the Christian religion as part of the supernatural because that’s where it belongs. Sometimes people see it as completely different, but that […]

REFLECTIONS ON THE WORD FAITH

August 10, 2013

The connotations of the word “faith” are generally favourable. We ask people to “have faith” and we praise those who are “faithful” and we condemn those who are “faithless”.  We don’t always ask, “Faith in what?” Look deeper, and other connotations appear. We talk about Christianity and Islam as Faiths. That usage is clear and […]

THANK GOD FOR IGNORANCE

May 12, 2013

Thank God for the centuries of ignorance when science did not afflict us with the truth and people were free to populate the universe with a glorious variety of supernatural beings. The trouble with science is that once reality is known it becomes much more difficult to create convincing alternatives. Once you KNOW it becomes […]

ARRIVAL IN HEREAFTER

March 24, 2013

Two days ago I had an e-accident – pehaps hovering over the wrong part of a page.  I found myself contributing to a blog run for atheists and felt that I was a trespasser. But it set me thinking about my state as a very open-minded member of The Church of England. (Notoriously broad, bless […]