Tuesdays Artful Response to Psalm 46

Tuesdays Artful Response to Psalm 46

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mountains explodedestroying the landscapelife begins again Drawing of Mt. St. Helens in response to Psalm 46 along with haiku, by Terri Stewartall rights reserved Psalm 46 is dire with the earth collapsing: mountains crumble, mountains shake, surging waves, the earth melts. However, the interesting thing is that God "brings wars to an end, breaking the bow and shattering the spear, burning chariots with fire." Declaring: "That's enough!" Well, haven't we all felt that way? That the calamity of hurricanes and volcanoes and the climate crisis in addition to the wars and violence and children locked in cages. Do we not want to declare, "That's enough!" I know I do. But I remember Mt. St. Helen's eruption. I lived in North Carolina at the time but we heard about it. T...
The Hazards — And The Necessity — Of Playing God

The Hazards — And The Necessity — Of Playing God

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In a recent “Skeptic’s Collection” column, I asserted the following regarding biasing abortion decisions in favor of the woman’s welfare, even at the expense of her fetus. I counseled caution toward the status of the fetus – which status, I repeat once more, I do not profess to know – because, while we can be certain the woman is a person, we do not have an analogous level of certainty about the ontological status of the fetus. So, in that column, I said:   8-day-old human fetus So why not err on the side of caution toward the woman? Good question. This is my answer: because I am sure the woman is a human being. I do not have a similar degree of certainty about the fetus. So the fetus is more deserving of the benefit of caution. If I were as uncertain ab