Wovenhand’s “Kingdom of Ice” and the Book of Job

When I heard this song I knew that the opening song lyric sounded familiar, and that it sounded very Job-like. Not too many years ago I would have found a Bible concordance and started looking for “horse” in the listings under “Job.” Nowadays google is much faster and the print much more favorable to read. The results are posted below, interspersed with the lyrics. Continue reading

“The Scientist’s Prayer” by Walker Percy

Walker-Percy

Walker Percy

Possibly you have heard of “The Sinner’s Prayer” – well here is “The Scientist’s Prayer” which is an excerpt from the novel “Love in the Ruins” by Walker Percy. Possibly some people may not like it, but I enjoyed the humor and truth of human nature that it conveyed. Also, my instinct is that Walker Percy wrote it knowing his own human nature, and I also enjoyed it knowing my own human nature.

The prayer of the scientist if he prayed, which is not likely: Lord, grant that my discovery may increase knowledge and help other men. Failing that, Lord, grant that it will not lead to man’s destruction. Failing that, Lord, grant that my article in Brain be published before the destruction takes place. (Walker Percy, Love in the Ruins)

BMC @ Manifest Propensity

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“Of Folly” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer or “Won’t Get Fooled Again”: Do our politicians believe that, or are they counting on it?

Fooled again

“What matters in the long run is whether our rulers hope to gain more from the folly of men, or from their independence of judgement and their shrewdness of mind.” Continue reading