Day: February 9, 2010

Prayer for February 12, 2010-Nature is Not History, or What’s The Living For?

Dear God, Nature is great. I wish spring were here. The air is cold at night. In July I will wish autumn would come because the air is too hot in the day. The weather makes me a classical materialist like Democritus or Lucretius. They were the true materialists, worshipers of fallen creation without the …

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Contemplative Living is an End in Itself, Not a Means to an End

   A very recent, well documented study of the sexual habits of American teenagers purports to show abstinence based teaching actually helps students decide to put off sexual activity more than was thought. Similar earlier studies were, apparently, flawed (some would say skewed) in suggesting abstinence based teaching actually increases the possibility of sexual activity. …

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