Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Yarn Along....Complete

You can tell by the piece of paper I'm a month behind.  Notes are laying on most every surface.  Mr.Golfer has been warned not to touch or throw away any piece of paper.  I know where they are and what the are for. Such is the life when you are 80 days away from a wedding.

The secret knitting is finished, but not blocked.  I'm waiting for the invitations to be off my dining room table so I can spread it out to block.  I've picked up the Pie Shawl I was working on during a little break in May.  Soft colors and sugarcane yarn.  My eyes needed the change and my hands the respite.

Linking up with Ginny!


  1. It's getting close!
    So glad you have comforting knitting to sooth you in between taking care of those notes.

  2. God bless you in this busy time! Can't wait to see the surprise knitting!

  3. Those are such soothing colors - I can't wait to see it blocked. I am needing to do the same. It has been so humid here I haven't bothered to block my shawl as it would take days to dry.

  4. I see some gorgeous lace in that basket! We are on the tail end of a heat wave here in the Pacific NW and are thankful the end is in sight! It's not often, it's rare, in fact, that we experience such a long stretch of 90 degree and up days, and we've had little to no rain since late May. I'm not liking this at all! Happy blocking!

  5. Very pretty shawl! Definitely soothing colors :-) Not much longer! You are down to the final stretch on the wedding!

  6. Reasons to Believe in Jesus

    Reasons to believe Jesus is alive in a new life with God can be found in quotes from two prominent atheists and a biology textbook.

    Thus the passion of man is the reverse of that of Christ, for man loses himself as man in order that God may be born. But the idea of God is contradictory and we lose ourselves in vain. Man is a useless passion. (Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology, New York: Washington Square Press, p. 784)

    Among the traditional candidates for comprehensive understanding of the relation of mind to the physical world, I believe the weight of evidence favors some from of neutral monism over the traditional alternatives of materialism, idealism, and dualism. (Thomas Nagel, Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, location 69 of 1831)

    And certain properties of the human brain distinguish our species from all other animals. The human brain is, after all, the only known collection of matter that tries to understand itself. To most biologists, the brain and the mind are one and the same; understand how the brain is organized and how it works, and we’ll understand such mindful functions as abstract thought and feelings. Some philosophers are less comfortable with this mechanistic view of mind, finding Descartes’ concept of a mind-body duality more attractive. (Neil Campbell, Biology, 4th edition, p. 776 )

    Sartre speaks of the "passion of man," not the passion of Christians. He is acknowledging that all religions east and west believe there is a transcendental reality and that perfect fulfillment comes from being united with this reality after we die. He then defines this passion with a reference to Christian doctrine which means he is acknowledging the historical reasons for believing in Jesus. He does not deny God exists. He is only saying the concept of God is contradictory. He then admits that since life ends in the grave, it has no meaning.

    From the title of the book, you can see that Nagel understands that humans are embodied sprits and that the humans soul is spiritual. He says, however, that dualism and idealism are "traditional" alternatives to materialism. Dualism and idealism are just bright ideas from Descartes and Berkeley. The traditional alternative to materialism is monism. According to Thomas Aquinas unity is the transcendental property of being. Campbell does not even grasp the concept of monism. The only theories he grasps are dualism and materialism.

    If all atheists were like Sartre, it would be an obstacle to faith. An important reason to believe in Jesus is that practically all atheists are like Nagel and Campbell, not like Sartre.

    by David Roemer