Saturday, July 17, 2010

Bryan discusses ...

... Secular Britain. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler write in their book Connected, “One way to make social networks stable is to arrange them so that everyone is connected to a node that can never be removed… If God were seen as a node on a network, large groups of people could be bound together not just by a common idea but also by a specific social relationship to every other believer.”

Jesus said that his kingdom is not of this world. It might be better if more of his followers took him at his word. "... Smallbone is different, he is passionate. He prays intently. His relationship with God is the heart of the matter and we are intended to approve this relationship." It is so easy to think that one's political activities involve doing God's work. The work of the faithful is to pray.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:05 PM

    Hi, I am from Australia.

    Please find a beautiful essay on Sacred Art and The Beautiful.

    The site on which it is featured gives a comprehensive description of the baneful limits of the secular/materialist world-view.

    And of conventional exoteric religion too (which shares the same basic presumptions about Reality as secular/materialists)

    This essay also explains how/why.

    This set of essays provides a radical critique of the limitations and delusions of exoteric religion

    I noticed that some of your postings in one way or another refer to the all important topic of death--e.g. Absence of Mind

    This beautiful prose essay provides a unique Understanding of the meaning and significance of death.