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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Can an Animist be a Catholic Christian?

This post is a contribution to the February issue of Animist Blog Carnival :
                                 lifthrasirsuccess.wordpress.com/animist-blog-carnival/
 on the theme of Animist Ethics, through a blog called animist jottings:
               http://animistjottings.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/animist-ethics-call-for-contributions/

The question I ask as a person who feels a strong connection to both Animism and Catholic Christianity is: Can an Animist be a Christian and vice versa? Are they mutually exclusive or can they be compatible?
The Animist Blog Carnival suggests that animism is open to interpretation. Many examples of other's definitions are listed. Graham Harvey’s Animist Manifesto  states that “All that exists lives All that lives is worthy of respect You don’t have to like what you respect Not liking someone is no reason for not respecting them Respecting someone is no reason for not eating them” This and other definitions proposed suggests that Animism doesn't have with the Christianity.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Book Review - Adult - The Maytrees By Annie Dillard

I'm working on several projects right now, so I thought I'd share a book review I wrote a few years ago, that I never tried to get published. It was recommended by a friend and it appealed to the nature lover side of me and was a good introduction to Annie Dillard's writing style.

    Annie Dillard, a solitary, nature loving essayist and poet who waxes toward the philosophical, has written many popular non-fiction narrative books including the Pulitzer prize-winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Imagination

Albert Einstein - “Imagination is better than knowledge.”

But if it's so important why does it get so little air time in our halls of learning?

Could it be that imagination is hard to teach and even harder to measure? How does one learn imagination? Must imagination be self taught?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Book Review - Adult - Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy

Occasionally, I read adult books, written for adults, about adults. There tends to be too much sex, violence, substance abuse and misery in these types of books for my taste, but sometimes it's worth it for the story and the message. This book hits three of my four dislike buttons, but it came highly recommended. So I read it anyway, and even finished it. I'll start with my criticisms.

Now I know what it means to be “trapped in a Russian novel.” Anna Karenina is an excellent piece of literature in need of concision.