Monthly Archives: February 2009

GodsBigsBlog: Geoff Machin — We Go Looking for God, When We Could Be Having a Beer

“Human beings are the only living things that know they exist and ask why. We’d probably have more fun if we didn’t ask so many questions, just go to the beach and have a beer. Well, some of us do bother about these things.

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GodsBigBlog: Sister Barbara Hazzard — How to Pray Without Words

What is prayer anyway? I haven’t a clue. These days, when I go to pray, I often find I haven’t a thing to say to God. Every tradition I’ve come in contact with in all my years as a religion reporter and writer recommends — no, insists upon — prayer. Yet right now I don’t know how to do it. I don’t even know why to do it.

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