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Fighting Righteous Indignation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 17, 2018 • 9 Comments

A vile plague of fear, anger, and hatred increasingly oppresses the world, and it especially bedevils the United States. What may not be obvious at first is the fact that most of what is behind all this strife is people’s adamantly held and forcefully expressed personal beliefs. In other words, their righteous indignation. Because these... Read More

Triumphing Over the Tribulation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 12, 2018 • 26 Comments

(Before you read this, please read The Tribulation and The Role of Evil in History) What Jesus says about the coming Tribulation is awful. And since we can see now why He is right, we cannot ignore His warning! Perhaps you think the evil we face is actual demons, or you might prefer to blame... Read More

The Role of Evil in History

Posted by Roberta Grimes • September 06, 2018 • 6 Comments

(Before you read this, please read The Tribulation) We all see ourselves as fighting evil, but we cannot agree on what evil is or why evil even exists at all. Gather a group of sincere and earnest people – say, a Christian, a Muslim, an atheist, a Democrat, a Republican, and a political Independent. Ask... Read More

The Tribulation

Posted by Roberta Grimes • August 31, 2018 • 10 Comments

People ask me when Armageddon will happen, and on this point the evidence is clear: the Biblical Armageddon never will happen. I wrote on this topic two years ago in a post entitled Apocalyptic Nonsense, so I won’t rehash it here; but you might read that post if you are not yet clear about the... Read More

Seek Reality

Posted by Roberta Grimes • July 15, 2018 • 10 Comments

Five years ago I began an experiment in radio and podcasting that is central to my life in ways more important than the considerable time that it takes. I am only now becoming aware of the extent to which Seek Reality has shaped my life. I have met so many great experts! Some of the... Read More

Christianity vs. Spiritual Growth

Posted by Roberta Grimes • June 26, 2018 • 28 Comments

Christianity is in a worldwide crisis. European countries are full of empty churches, and the United States is not far behind: studies suggest that barely eighteen percent of Americans regularly go to church. Meanwhile, 27% of Americans say they are “spiritual but not religious,” which is an eight-percentage-point increase in that category in just five... Read More

Softening the Hard Problem

Posted by Roberta Grimes • May 19, 2018 • 21 Comments

Scientists call consciousness “the hard problem” because they have no idea where it comes from, and they have trouble even defining what it is. Scientific American has put out a special issue called “Innovations In: The Biggest Questions in Science,” which is a collection of articles on the state of play in modern scientific investigations... Read More

The Wood Wide Web

Posted by Roberta Grimes • April 28, 2018 • 31 Comments

The most transformational book I ever have read is The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird. I first read it in 1973, and I didn’t realize until much later the way that book formed a basis for my later afterlife research. It opened my eyes to a deeper awareness that nothing... Read More

Stumbling Toward a Theory of Everything

Posted by Roberta Grimes • March 15, 2018 • 20 Comments

Stephen Hawking’s death yesterday felt especially sad to me. We saw him as trapped in a crippled body, but how much more tragic was the fact that such a great mind was for his entire life forlornly trapped in a crippled science! The simple explanation of his “theory of everything” is a tautology – gravity... Read More

Creating God in Man’s Image

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 16, 2018 • 8 Comments

One of the creepiest things I have read in awhile is an article about someone who intends to create a powerful artificial intelligence and build a new religion around it. Good grief, what would be the point of that? It’s as if science has at last achieved a religious singularity! The fact that human religions... Read More