"Heaven has a road, but no one travels it; Hell has no gate, but men will bore through to get there."

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Jefferson Bible



An atheist is someone who is certain that God does not exist, someone who has compelling evidence against the existence of God. I know of no such compelling evidence. Because God can be relegated to remote times and places and to ultimate causes, we would have to know a great deal more about the universe than we do now to be sure that no such God exists. To be certain of the existence of God and to be certain of the nonexistence of God seem to me to be the confident extremes in a subject so riddled with doubt and uncertainty as to inspire very little confidence indeed.

My long-time view about Christianity is that it represents an amalgam of two seemingly immiscible parts, the religion of Jesus and the religion of Paul. Thomas Jefferson attempted to excise the Pauline parts of the New Testament. There wasn't much left when he was done, but it was an inspiring document.

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual.



Brooklyn Scruff

Fuzzy scruff pup boyz
Rebounding on the court,
And painting it like Pollock.
Scruffin, ruffin, sluffin-
Puffin sweet green
Huffin Magic!
Stuffin their pipes some more
Snuzzlin alley cats
Against the wayward girls
Of their hip-tastic NYC dreams-
Land of fantasies-
Lost- yet foundlings
Fond and finding
Ruff n scruffed ones-
Specks of dirt dotting skin like freckles,
Glittering black diamonds with no effort.
Their last resort-
Scattering fleet like foxes
Washing out on broken pavements.