The Atheists’ Gift to Christmas

An interesting column: a Rabbi reflects on atheists who are unhappy with public nativity scenes. Thoughtful and compassionate in its tone, and well worth reading: The Atheists' Gift to Christmas.  … [Read more...]

Our Three Cats

Here is a picture of our three cats that Fran took the other evening. From left: Ferbie, Margery, and Clarissa. … [Read more...]

Is God dead? Or perhaps just hiding?

Today I had an unexpected treat — theologian Thomas J. J. Altizer, renowned (some would say notorious) in the 1960s because of his association with the "Death of God" controversy, visited the monastery and stopped by the Abbey Store. Although I can't claim to be that well read in regard to his work, I do have a sense that his notion of "Christian atheism" may have many points of connection with my notion of "holy agnosis" and, of course, the apophatic tradition within Christian mysticism. A … [Read more...]