Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bearing doubt ...

... God is the question. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I don't think we should underestimate the importantce of experience, of what Wordsworth calls "a sense sublime /Of something far more deeply interfused ... A motion and a spirit, that impels /All thinking things, all objects of all thought,/And rolls through all things."


  1. If God is the question, what is the answer?

  2. That's no answer. That's another (implicit) question. What are you, Zen? I thought you were Roman Catholic. With respect.

  3. Catholicism and Zen have more in common than you might think. See Dom Aelred Graham's Zen Catholicism or William Johnson's Christian Zen. Johnson, a Jesuit priest whom I interviewed some years ago, has lived in Japan for half a century.

  4. Frank's account of his interview of William Johnston can be found here:

    And "[Shusaku] Endo and [William] Johnston talk of Buddhism and Christianity" can be found here:

  5. And here are a few essays by William Johnston:

    "We need a revolution"

    "Break the chains and pray together"

    "The path from hate to love"