CHRISTIANITY HAD NEED OF JUDAS

Frithjof Schuon's Reflection on a Good Friday Enigma Considering that it is Good Friday, Frithjof Schuon's reflection on Judas (as well as Caiphas and Pilate) seems appropriate, in order help with some of the difficulties of the Christian account of redemption. From "An Enigma of the Gospel”, a chapter in “The Fullness of God: Frithjof... Continue Reading →

THOUGHTS ON EMANATION, EVOLUTION, AND SUFFERING

This is somewhat impromptu. I didn’t think I needed to type this, but this kept nagging me so I thought I’d put school work and some other blog posts on hold for this. I assumed it was pretty obvious that the “Platonic” understanding of the nature of the “sensible world” of “becoming” can (and does)... Continue Reading →

Meditation: “Symbolic” Classical Theism and its Importance for the Coherence of Christianity.

“…the language of Sophia is above all symbolism in all its forms” Frithjof Schuon The ideas of “classical theism”, a belief in God with the “classical” attributes (simplicity, timelessness, etc) are often described as too “abstract” and called “unbiblical” and “going against the grain of the text”. God is apparently not “relatable” in this “system”.... Continue Reading →

A CZOCHRALSKI ANALOGY

"And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself."John 12:32 On the rare occasion of ecstasy that my formal education connects profoundly to my informal and personal reading, I am reminded of my goal of uniting these two parts of my life into a synthetic unity (synthetic here... Continue Reading →

SUBSTANCE IS NOT MATTER

Some discussions on Facebook have made me realise that people bring a lot of physics into metaphysics, and this muddles up our understanding of what ancient and medieval metaphysicians were trying to say. Of course I am no expert in many (or any) particular metaphysical systems, but I have learned a few things on my... Continue Reading →

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