9 Things God Is, Maybe

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John Hick, a religious pluralist, popularized the analogy that “the real” (god) was known to humans the same way three blind men would “known” an elephant. One feels the stringy tail, one feels the wide belly, and one feels the muscular, rough trunk. We are blind people feeling whatever parts of the real we happen to stumble upon and though our cultural/religious explanation may differ from others, they are all equal interpretations of the divine reality.

Jacques Ellul said that Christians pretend to believe in the god of the bible but instead worship some divine gumball machine. We deposit our prayer and wait expectantly for our Answer to be handed to us. We make idols out of these answers.

Idol-hungry and needing more stability than “faith,” we reduce god to principles, and worship the principles instead.

I’ve had moments, I think, where I’ve been in communion with the universe, which…

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50 Questions To Ask Your Crush To See If They’re Right For You

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1. What is one thing you will never do again?

2. Would you rather be twice as smart or twice as happy?

3. What happened the last time you cried?

4. What happened the time in your life when you were the most nervous to do something?

5. What would your parents be surprised to learn about you?

6. What’s your worst habit?

7. What superpower would you have for one day?

8. What fictional character do you have the biggest crush on?

9. Where would you live if you could live anywhere in the world?

10. What is your most bizarre pet peeve?

11. Who knows you the best?

12. What after school activities did you do in high school?

13. What “most likely to” superlative would you be most honored to receive?

14. What’s the last book you really loved?

15. What was the greatest television show of…

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