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Anselm's Explanation of the Trinity
How can the Father, Son and Holy Spirit each be God, but not be each other? This is Archbishop Anselm's explanation - the best I've heard so far.

Anselm at Starbucks
A new look at Anselm's argument for the existence of God.

The Divine Inferno
Why the existance of Hell is a demonstration of God's mercy.

1000 Easter Balloons
What if, on Easter Sunday morning, after services, every church in town released yellow balloons?

Scary Meditation
What is the difference between Eastern meditation and Christian meditation?

The Golfer of the Gaps
Have you heard that our God is a "God of the Gaps," only invoked to explain increasingly small gaps in science? Here's that logic applied to golf.

Esther's Japanese Origins
Using the approved "wild extrapolation" method, I've conclusively shown that the Biblical Book of Esther is of Japanese origin.

But I Was Born That Way
When people use this excuse, why do we keep trying to talk them out of it?

Digital Reality
Is reality digital? I couldn't care less, but if it is, maybe that's one point for the theistic view.

Church Economics
It's kind of fun to see companies becoming successful using the kind of financing churches have used for ages.

Legislating Morality
You can't legislate morality! Really? If you can't legislate morality, what can you legislate?

Paganism in Christmas and Easter?
A writer thought I ought to stop celebrating Christmas and Easter. It had pagan origins, he said. So what, I replied.

Shooting the Wounded
In which I launch a diatribe against a phrase I find particularly shallow and offensive.

Evolving Computers
What computers do - or don't - show us about evolution.

Are All Religions the Same?
A Buddhist's view.

Digital Reality

With the coming of the computer age I have heard some enthusiasts suggest that all reality is "digital," like the data shuffled around by your computer.

Why this would be the case (and what it really means, if it means anything), I am too ignorant to imagine.

But if it is true, it suggests something its proponents may not have intended, for the data in your computer is - at its core - made up of only two values, true and false, or, stated differently, on and off, or zero and one.

I'd been hearing for any number of years that nothing is black and white; everything is a shade of gray. But now, rushing to the rescue, comes the Digital Age.

If reality is digital, then what I've always suspected is true: You only get gray by mixing black and white. Therefore black and white must exist.

If reality is digital, then that supports the contention that real true and false exist.

If reality is digital, then that supports the contention that real good and evil exist.

In short, it suggests the opposites always proclaimed by Christianity do indeed exist.

Thanks Digital Age.

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“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
– Jesus, John 13:35