The ‘Meaning’ of Christmas?
I’ve an annual soft-spot for John Betjeman’s Christmas poem. I’m an unashamed lover, not of what Betjeman calls the “tissued fripperies”, but of the stories, though they’re not history; the carols, though their ‘theology’ seems past its ‘use-by’ date; the Old Testament quotes, though they’re dubiously ‘borrowed’ to spice up the mix; and the music…
The Search for Meaning (i)
Does human life have a meaning? Paradoxically, perhaps, Richard Dawkins seems to suggest the only possible meaning of life is, it’s meaningless! Here’s a typical quote – “Nature is not cruel, only pitilessly indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor…
So what do I now believe in?
As a blogger, often about ‘matters religious’, I’m prompted to ask myself, what does religion now mean for me? Its most significant meaning is no longer an institutional one. I was once the minister of a church with several hundred attenders. Having a ‘way with words’, spoken as well as written, I enjoyed the experience…