It’s Betty Duffy!

Look at this, look at this!

Well, here we go. A fresh start. Many of you may know my old blog, Betty Duffy. I’ve loved it long, but over the past year or so, Elizabeth Scalia’s offer to let me blog here at Patheos has become more and more attractive. Having a personal blog on which to post one’s thoughts and ramblings is very cathartic, but after four or so years, it seemed I had said everything I wanted to say there. I had expressed all my opinions. I had made some good friends. I had documented several years of family life and events–and I had done it all in a marvelously one-sided monologue.

Patheos is “Hosting the Conversation on Faith” says its home page, and more and more, this is a conversation in which I have wanted to participate. I’ve learned a lot from other writers here, as I’ve been following that conversation, and even though I’ve had a column here, The Constant Convert, blogging is a way to get into the conversation before it’s gone.

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That’s Elizabeth Duffy, one of my all-time favorite bloggers. She’s moved from having the occasional column here at Patheos to blogging like the rest of us! I’m so psyched. I love her. She’s completely brilliant. Go say hi and welcome her, won’t you?

  • http://bettyduffy.blogspot.com Betty Duffy

    Well, thank you Calah!

  • kalim

    Hi
    Said Nursi proved the existence of God in his books (Risalei Nur collection) (23 th flash)
    http://www.nur.gen.tr/en.html#leftmenu=Risale&maincontent=Risale&islem=read&KitapId=494&BolumId=8750&KitapAd=The+Flashes+(Revised+2009+edition)&Page=233

    I want to share these sentences

    Their prophets said: “Is there any doubt about God, Creator of the heavens and the earth?”

    O man! You should be aware that there are certain phrases which are commonly used and imply unbelief. The believers also use them, but without realizing their implications. We shall explain three of the most important of them.
    The First: “Causes create this.”
    The Second: “It forms itself; it comes into existence and later ceases to exist.”
    The Third: “It is natural; Nature necessitates and creates it.”
    Indeed, since beings exist and this cannot be denied, and since each being comes into existence in a wise and artistic fashion, and since each is not outside time but is being continuously renewed, then, O falsifier of the truth, you are bound to say either that the causes in the world create beings, for example, this animal; that is to say, it comes into existence through the coming together of causes, or that it forms itself, or that its coming into existence is a requirement and necessary effect of Nature, or that it is created through the power of One All-Powerful and All-Glorious. Since reason can find no way apart from these four, if the first three are definitely proved to be impossible, invalid and absurd, the way of Divine Unity, which is the fourth way, will necessarily and self-evidently and without doubt or suspicion, be proved true.


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