God The Human Rights Violator

Founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan and best-selling author Timothy Keller retells a story of a student, during one of his post-service Q&A sessions, who stated she was offended at the idea that the Christian God would hold people accountable and even punish them for their sin. In response, Keller asked, “Are you offended also at God’s decision to forgive?” To which she replied, “No.”

Keller goes on to say that the idea that God should be a God of mercy and forgiveness and not judgment is primarily a construct of Western civilization that has dominated most of Europe and North America, not a universal truth or idea. Continue reading “God The Human Rights Violator”

Quantum Mechanics of the Spiritual Life

Two electrons were traveling alongside one another toward the same destination (the far wall) but, due to various events, managed to cross paths. One might say they interfered with one another, and that interference caused their final destination to change. They still arrived at the far wall, but the exact location where each arrived was different from what it would have been, had they not interfered with one another. Continue reading “Quantum Mechanics of the Spiritual Life”

The Alternate Time Machine

There once was a scientist who during his research, having stumbled upon a fortuitous discovery, managed to invent a time machine. But this time machine was no ordinary time machine (if a time machine could be called ordinary). Instead of allowing one to travel through the fabric of actual history, it allowed its recipient to traverse, as the Philosopher would say, all possible worlds. Continue reading “The Alternate Time Machine”