Friday, December 17, 2004

school's out!

The semester is finally over, and I'm not experiencing that strange feeling of now not having to study. LOL It's rather nice actually. Now I can sleep in, work on making candles and other stuff for Christmas, and catch up on some books that I actually want to read.
Right now I'm working on Doubt, A History by Jennifer Michael Hecht. I'm greatly enjoying it. So far I have worked though Hellenistic Greece, Judaism, Buddhism, and Rome. And I'm just now getting into the first few centuries of Christianity, which is fascinating, especially since I can compare it to what I've read in the Bible. It turns out that there was a lot going on that you don't get in Church--though I did get a taste of it in my religious history classes at TNU.

Out of the chapter on Roman doubt, I picked up a quote that I think is just wonderful. I wrote it on a sticky note and put in on my computer moniter.

If there is a God, all is well; and if chance rules, do not thou be governed by it. -Marcus Aurelius

I'm also working a bit on The Sacred Depths of Nature, by Ursula Goodenough, Freedom Evolves, by Daniel C. Denett, and Crypto, by Steven Levey. I doubt I will be able to work though all of them before school starts back up again though. So many books, so little time!


james said...

Thanks for dropping by the blog. Curious how you made your way.

Drop by anytime. You're certainly welcome. Just know that I post some bits on discipleship here and there. Just a heads up.

Mikayla Starstuff said...

Not a problem :) But thanks for the heads-up.

Mikayla Starstuff said...

BTW, I found you just by browsing though the blogs.

james said...

Cool. Browsing the blogs can be quite interesting.

I should probably note on the "heads up", you won't be so-called "witnessed" to, or find some of us trying to re-convert you or anything. We try to keep a good open and honest discussion going when we can. The heads up was more of an us being honest thing