Questions Beget Questions

David Hayward's cartoon above illustrates what happens when you tackle a question, thinking that all that will be involved is getting a simple answer. Usually instead what you get is an answer that brings with it many more new questions. Or as a character on LOST famously said, “any answers I give you will simply [Read More...]

Wise and Foolish Questions

Commenter Hydroxonium mentioned the first quotation. In looking for it, I found the second one as well. Both seemed worth sharing. [Read more...]

Questions and Answers

A great quote from Rebecca Trotter. [Read more...]

Adding to the Mystery

One reason that some religious believers feel threatened by scientific advances is the belief that, as the mysterious becomes less mysterious, God’s existence or at least God’s involvement in the universe is┬ádisproved. But as those who’ve dug deeply into the mysteries of the universe, as we find answers, they lead on to new mysteries which [Read More...]

A Day in the Park (Questions and Answers)

I was talking with my pastor today over lunch, and our conversation touched briefly on the subject of questioning God. I remarked that if someone never questions God, they probably have not paid much attention to the Bible or to life, since both lead naturally to such questioning. I recently shared a cartoon about the [Read More...]

Questions vs. Assertions

David Hayward’s cartoon above gets it exactly right. Confident assertions often weigh us down and tie us to ways of thinking that often are not as well founded as we initially assumed. Questions raise us up to discover new things that we could never have if we refused to ask them. Even if the questioning [Read More...]

Questions vs. Security

This cartoon from David Hayward seems to me to be a good one for the transition to a new year: I like this one better than the previous one that I commented on. It illustrates a number of things, in my view correctly. Choosing a path of openness and exploration vs. pat answers and the [Read More...]

LOST: More Thoughts About Across The Sea

LOST always leaves us with questions, and the catchphrase “Every answer I give you will only lead to another question” is destined to become the summary of the series as a whole. Here are some more things I’ve been thinking about and questions that I’d like answered – even if they only lead to more [Read More...]

LOST Across The Sea

Tonight’s episode ties together some threads and questions, but it is summed up well (as is the series as a whole) in the phrase spoken by one of two characters whose names we never learn in this episode “Across the Sea”: Any answer I give you will only lead to another question. SPOILERS lie ahead. [Read More...]


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