Archive for May, 2008

Anslem’s Ontological Proof for God

May 30, 2008

Check this out. 

AnselmIn the 11th century, Anselm of Canterbury proved the existence of God.  His proof was an attempt at proving God out of pure logic- an a priori proof, or a proof that uses intuition or reason only.  It goes like this:

  1. Imagine a being that has the property that no other thing is greater.  This is God
  2. To exist is greater than not existing.
  3. Therefore God must exist.  Otherwise, God would not be the greatest.

 

 

   Sometime later during the early 17th century Descartes proved God existed again.  This time using his “I think therefore I am” premises:

  1.   I have a clear picture of God in my mind, and whatever I have in my mind is a true attribute to that thing in my mind.
  2.   I perceive the necessary existence of God. 
  3.   Therefore God exists.

Simply brilliant!

 

Now I have one-upped them both.  Here is my proof of Steve: Steve

  1. Steve is the most likable guy in the universe, and he also hands bags of money to Jim when he runs into Jim.
  2. Steve cannot be likable if he does not exist.
  3. Therefore, Steve exists.

 

 

If you see Steve, please direct him my way.

No longer am I working a desk job…

May 28, 2008

I’m working a space desk job!

To boldy go...

In an attempt to spice up my life at Wells Fargo I’ve plastered my virtual workspace with the celestial orbs.  All that is now required to infuse significance into my work is to press the “Show Desktop” icon and sit back as the magnificent creation of God is brought to me.  I am not chained anymore to this beige monstrosity of a cubicle.  I am free delve boldy into that deep dark night we call our universe- to drink in its created beauty and awesome magnitude.

Next week I think I’ll go to the pyramids.

 

Einstein!

May 24, 2008

Einstein was an avid LOL-speak enthusiast.

(Props to Jes for continuing to support and encourage the Internet-speaking culture by supplying this picture.)

Time Management

May 21, 2008

If you didn’t know already, I just recently started taking classes to get my teaching license. It’s quite a busy ordeal. I’ve now added hours of paper-writing and class-taking to my already busy schedule.

And I’m not going to complain here.  I actually really enjoy it and I’m glad I’m being productive.

I’m just saying that good time management is like a unicorn.

You can never catch it.

 

And now, it’s time to get some work done.

Mere Christianity

May 16, 2008

Did you know you could find the audiobook for freezies?

http://www.apollos.ws/blog/mere-christianity-audio-book.html

It’s not the best quality, but it does beat paying Itunes to get the content.