We make the mistake of thinking that the animal, the pet, the baby and the beautiful woman derive beauty from their own invention and power.
BEAUTY AS A REFLECTION OF ITS CREATOR
Human nature praises and rewards beautiful people, as though they had made themselves beautiful...* Being aware that one day soon just finding a woman attractive may be deemed "sexual harassment", I will take this opportunity to say that some of them do look rather fantastic. And to balance out this "sexist" remark, I also wish to observe that … Continue reading BEAUTY AS A REFLECTION OF ITS CREATOR
VINCENT VAN GOGH, GOD AND ME
Having reviewed what I’ve learned about Vincent Van Gogh in recent times, it seems to me that aside from his art, his life and character could be summed up in three words: "passion", "loneliness" and "faith". (Lamplighter, "Lux") Having lost connection with his faith, his suicide was an expression of two of these: loneliness led … Continue reading VINCENT VAN GOGH, GOD AND ME
DEAR GOD, WHY DID YOU MAKE?
(this post is a continuation of the previous one, titled "Throwing paint for the glory of God") DEAR GOD, WHY DID YOU MAKE? Dear God, why did you have to make A thing to look like that? It seems as though you took some paint And threw it with a splat - Why did you form the toad, … Continue reading DEAR GOD, WHY DID YOU MAKE?
THROWING PAINT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD
This is a continuation of a pseudo- series of mine which I could almost title “The Top Ten Things Christian Ministers Say Which I Disagree With”. The list may have to be expanded to twenty, or fifty, or five hundred. Not that I’m anti-minister, or anti Church: I’m not at all. Many ministers are doing a … Continue reading THROWING PAINT FOR THE GLORY OF GOD