According to Judeo-Christian tradition, no one is perfect, everyone has sinned—except for God, that is. The Jewish tradition of the Day of Atonement was established to encourage all of us periodically to review our conduct, to acknowledge our sins, and to ask for forgiveness, not just of God but of our fellow humans. It’s a great concept, I think. But what if God took a careful look at his own conduct and realized that he too had made mistakes, that he also needed to apologize? Here is some of what God might say.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Whatever happened to Zeus? He was a big deal to the Greeks, but for the past couple thousand years he has essentially been a no-show. Oh, sure, we still use his name, but he has been relegated to just another mythical character. So here’s my first question: Does it make sense to say that we are agnostic regarding the existence of Zeus?
Thursday, October 6, 2016
If anyone asks me if there is a god, for decades my honest answer has been, “No, I’m an atheist.” However, having spent the last few years trying to articulate my point of view in this blog, I have come to the conclusion that I need to modify my answer—slightly.