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Some reflections on Dawkins

Bill Toner SJ :: At the heart of purely physicalist accounts of evolution is a failure to address adequately the mystery of human consciousness

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The importance of laughter

PAT COYLE :: I learned a lot about the power of laughter, when my father was terminally ill. And I've found a philosopher who endorsed my learning.

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What God are you praying to?

PAT COYLE : : It took my anger to wake me up to the operative images of G-D I was working out of. Images demeaning of G-D, not worthy of me.

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Challenge of the marathon

PATRICK MULDOON :: I find that the physical challenge of preparing for and competing in a marathon gives me strength and resilience for the challenges which I face in life.

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What happens after we die?

BILL TONER SJ :: After Vatican II hell was downplayed. The dominant message was that God wants all people to be saved. But saved from what, or for what?

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A radiance in dying?

PAT COYLE :: The mind may be ravaged by Alzheimer's and the body devoured by cancer, but there are some things which cannot be destroyed.

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A resounding Hallelujah

TOM CASEY :: Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah” stands out from a lot of contemporary pop. It shows the singer's awareness of a key theme of the Bible: surrender.

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What happened at Lund?

BRIAN O'LEARY SJ :: The warmth and sense of community during Pope Francis's visit to Lund, Sweden, helped to put paid to the myth that the Jesuits were founded to destroy the Lutherans.

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On being close to the dead

PAT COYLE :: In this month of November, as we remember our departed loved ones in a special way, their absence need not prevent us from seeing how close they are to us.

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