Hi, I’m Ryan. I’m a writer, reader, pastor, husband, father, music, film, art, and sports enthusiast, and other stuff living in urban kansas city, missouri. This blog is my playground, therapist, and where i try and figure out life under the sun. Grad you’re here!

Life is Too Troubled, Strange, and Mysterious for ONLY Scientific Explanations

Southern novelist Walker Percy interviewed himself in a book, Conversations with Percy Walker In a piece called: Questions They Never Asked Me, Percy gives his thoughts on scientific humanism:

Q: I don’t understand. Would you exclude, for example, scientific humanism as a rational and honorable alternative?
A: Yes.
Q: Why?
A: It’s not good enough.
Q: Why not?
A: This life is too much trouble, far too strange, to arrive at the end of it and then to be asked what you make of it and have to answer “Scientific humanism.” That won’t do. A poor show. Life is a mystery, love is a delight. Therefore I take it as axiomatic that one should settle for nothing less than the infinite mystery and the infinite delight, i.e., God. In fact I demand it. I refuse to settle for anything less. I don’t see why anyone should settle for less than Jacob, who actually grabbed aholt of God and would not let go until God identified himself and blessed him.

Life is too troubled, strange, mysterious, humans are deeply flawed, and love is a delight. Hard to chock it up to random chance, aimless hopelessness, and all of it ending in nothingness. A terrifying thought. 

David Foster Wallace, Augustine, and Jesus on Worship

Now This... In the Age of Fake News