Divinity, Infinity, and Infinitesimals

No one can be absolutely objective about religion, because every person must have a set of values that enable one to make life decisions. Those values always serve as the equivalent of a religion, no matter what they are called. A person who was truly neutral and value-free would experience life as being meaningless and would be in a state called anomie, which is a late and usually lethal stage of clinical depression. The best one can do is to be consciously aware of and candid about all one’s v … [Read more...]

To Remember Thomas DeLong, Who Wrote as Gwydion Pendderwen, On the Second (Now the Thirtieth) Anniversary Of His Going into Eternal Life

I remember the night I first met you On Bernal Heights, before we knewThe Craft would cross our paths.The strident horn of your flaming carDrew me to the street: beforeThe doors of Hightower, whereLord Randall ruled his madCourt of science-fictioneers,Van the Dagda read an Anglican wakeOver your still-smoking engine.I remember you, and I begin to let you go.  I remember how you sang to me and AltaWhen you first visited us in … [Read more...]


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