Based on current estimates of the amount of matter in the universe, the scientific consensus is that the universe will expand forever. But if our estimates change, it may turn out that the universe expands, contracts, expands, and so on.
According to Buddhism there is no fixed self you can point to and say “this is me”.
Humans are special. Or so we claim. There are of course downsides to this belief.
History is filled with people believing that God wanted them to kill unbelievers.
All religions have their own ideas on what it takes to reach salvation.
Some people have thought that the Earth rests on the back of a large turtle.
There is no universal agreement on what it takes to be a Christian. Here is the view of the Epistle of James. Which also happens to be my view.
The text spoken by God is taken almost word for word from the Letter of James in the wonderful book, God is Disappointed in You, where Mark Russell brilliantly summarizes each book in the Bible. Russell’s brief summary of the entire Bible is that God is disappointed in you.
People’s faith in God can sometimes seem so dependent on what God does for them.
Do we have free will? Most people like to think we do, but it’s not as clear cut as we’d like to believe. The cats explored this topic back in 2019, and now they explore it again in a series of posts.
Easter seems like a good time for this comic. Christians have always tried to make sense of why Jesus had to die, and forgiveness seems to be the leading theory.
For another take on Easter, see last year’s Easter comic.