Sagan’s Satisfying Delusion

Today’s (22OCT2012) Daily Reckoning quote of the day comes from Carl Sagan, who according to the DR, said, It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. How amusing is that? Sagan made a truly great insight although he himself failed to grasp …

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Permissive or Providential Will

Thomas Hopko made a distinction in a podcast way back here that I find very helpful. For a long time I have been uncomfortable with the idea of the permissive will of God. “Permissive” and “God” don’t belong together in the same sentence as far as I’m concerned. Technically it simply means “to permit,” but …

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