Tag Archives: Suffering

The Cabin in the Woods and Job

(WARNING: Massive spoilers for both The Cabin in the Woods and the Book of Job follow. You have been warned) As a teenager I used to adore horror films and those weird, mess-with-your-head type movies. So Joss Whedon and Drew … Continue reading

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Tolkienesque meditations

With the upcoming semester only a few days away, I have been doing what many geeky Catholics do for refreshment of spirit: re-read Tolkien. I finished The Hobbit yesterday, and completed Book One of The Lord of the Rings about … Continue reading

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The Church of Niceness

Speaking from a liberal Christian perspective, Giles Fraser has some words that are pretty spot on: The takeaway message is this: no one needs churches to be nice or tasteful. If churches have a future, it’s in addressing our existential … Continue reading

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Day 16. P is for passion

Passion has become one of those words, like “charity”, which has undergone a certain diminution in meaning. It conveys the idea of an intense interest, or love of something (“I have a passion for tennis!”), but no longer the connection … Continue reading

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Day 7. G is for Gene Wolfe

Now back to the lit – this time on the other side of the Atlantic. Gene Wolfe is the writer who managed to restore my faith in science fiction and fantasy as literary genres. I first discovered him a few … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 22: V is for Via Dolorosa

I’ve noticed that a lot of my posts on Christianity tend to focus on things like suffering and alienation. Some of this is that my personality has a melancholic and sometimes even morbid streak in it. And, of course, a … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 10: J is for Josh continues to ramble

So this is the fourth in what is now a series of posts wherein I’ve tried to give a bit of a sketch of why I have certain philosophical/religious views. In particular, I made note of a paradox wherein the … Continue reading

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