"The commonest kind of trouble is that [our world] is nearly reasonable, but not quite. Life is not an illogicality; yet it is a trap for logicians. It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden."
"Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves."
"Almost every atheist I’ve spoken to doesn’t understand what we mean by “God”. So, what an atheist is denying I would deny too. Most atheists deny that there is a ‘supreme being’ or an ‘item’ in or above the world, and I would deny that too. Or a distant object that wound things up and went into retirement -I would deny that too. Also, most atheists construe God as a ‘competitor’, he’s in competition with us. Somehow, if God gets the glory, I get less glory. If God is in charge, I can’t be in charge. [But according to] St. Thomas Aquinas if God is the ground of our being, the more we give glory to God, the more we are elevated. I tend to agree with most atheists. I think they are right in denying this ‘false god’. But the ‘true God’ I think they just have as much hunger for."
"Britain has become indifferent to beauty; [its perception] had declined to the level of our crudest appetites & our basest needs."
"Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the Image of God, then he is the disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head."
Hello, I just came across your blog, and it seems you write about homosexuality and what it means to Christianity. That’s great, and so I would like to recommend additional sources like ‘Theology of the body’ by the late Pope John Paul II. Basically, it’s how our physical bodies are not just a composition of parts, but designed in such a way that it can communicate/express the language of love. Being made in the Image and Likeness of God, we are made to love and as St. John tells us “God is love” (sin distorts our vision of love); It goes on about the ‘nuptial meaning’ of the bodies, and I believe in that sense, it juxtaposes itself on subjects like homosexuality and the latter is better understood of what it really is. I could go on and on about it, but I do hope you check it out, it may help.
I watched both shows on tv and was able to find the mp3s for it:
1) The Theology of the Body for Teens http://www.ewtn.com/vondemand/audio/file_index.asp?SeriesId=7142&pgnu=
2) Theology of the Body