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|LIFE AFTER GOD is a compellingly innovative collection of stories responding to these themes. Douglas Coupland takes us into worlds we know exist but rarely see, finding rare grace amid our pre-millennium turmoil.|
|... is not a defect. To think it is would be like saying that the light of my reading |
lamp is no real light at all because it has no sharp boundary. ... area at all. This
presumably means that we cannot do anything with it.–But ... The pattern of life,
after all, is not one of exact regular- ity.”[LWPP I § 211] ... [PI §132] “My method is
not to sunder the hard from the soft, but to see the hardness of the soft.” [NB p.44]
|This is a beautiful, pragmatic point of view, even though it has not yet been |
executed very consistently. For Aristotle, the ... But, in the process, a desire for
them is also created, which no longer belongs to nature, but to culture. I call this
the ... After all, we need orientations for a given, and initially, quite alien domain.
... Human life, after all, is conditioned, and these conditions must be observed in
|From desire to anxiety Yet, contrary to all the above, is not dwelling that place |
where we also have no alternatives but to face 'reality'? Is dwelling not that place
where we cannot hide from ourselves: where we need not – perhaps even,
|Instead, most of the time we simply look inside ourselves as individuals and ask |
ourselves, who do we want to be? Not just what do we want to do, but who do we
want to be? After seminary my first assignment in ministry was to serve as a
college pastor. ... It's all up to you to engineer your life, without any influence from
the generations that preceded you or the community ... Many of us hate the jobs
we've picked, not because they are really so bad, but because we expected them
to be ...
|We are scared literally to death because we have used our wealth to live lives |
that are lived to deny death. Being wealthy makes those ... The people of the
world have to know who we are, but we do not have to know anything about who
they are. At least we do not have ... All is blurred by the need of American foreign
policy “to keep America strong ... We are, after all, a church of the martyrs. That
our entry ...
|We live in this world and there are things that we need to know not only to survive |
but also to live— these are ... here now on earth and we have to make the most of
our life: after all, that's why we are here: we are here to live, not to vacillate.
|But the most amazing thing of all is that after that day, after John Lewis was |
beaten within an inch of his life, after ... We need to make sure that minority voters
are not the subject of some deplorable intimidation tactics when they do go to the
|and after all our experience, we regard them with suspicion. For us, in our ... We |
seek real life, life's fullness and stability. It is in general not ... But that we want to
and must live — this we understand sufficiently well and do not need to prove.
|Paul reminds them of the way they, and we, have been granted the privilege of |
suffering for Christ. This is ... Suffering is suffering; something we generally would
prefer not to have to face, certainly something we would rather not find very much
of in our lives. Suffering, after all, is what we want to relieve. We certainly do not
want to go out and seek suffering as a normal daily activity. At the least ... But
Paul recognizes that suffering is a natural part of the struggle all Christians share.