Dating god dan horan
And come now, what’s wrong with being a perfectly good animal in God’s creation?
* * * * * * * In response to point (4), the problem of evil, Horan writes, “This is hardly worth comment other than to say that this line of reasoning is easily contestable given that it is an interpretation that borders very closely to the land of opinion.
Horan, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (The New York province), and the author of several books including The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton: A New Look at the Spiritual Influence on his Life, Thought, and Writing (Ave Maria Press, 2014) and The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering (Franciscan Media 2013), as well as more than eighty popular and scholarly articles.
Horan was born on November 15, 1983, in Pensacola, Florida.
Moreover, no literally supernatural trait has ever been found in Homo sapiens; we are perfectly good animals, natural as can be and indistinguishable from the rest of the living world at the level of structure as well as physiological mechanism.” Horan takes Barash to task on the “no literally supernatural trait” line, noting that “It would be like an astronomer claiming that whales do not exist because there has been ‘literally no whales ever found in space.'” As in, of course biology hasn’t found something supernatural!
But I find this reading of Barash to be one that dismisses the history of Christian theologian’s investigations into the human body.
People really did look for the existence of the soul in the time of Da Vinci…they continue to physically look for the soul today.
Bonaventure University, Horan taught in the Department of Religious Studies at Siena College in Loudonville, New York, and summer courses in the Department of Theology at St.* * * * * * * In response to point (3), the centrality, or uniqueness, of humans, Horan writes, “While I agree with Barash that evolution has helped us to see many of the problems and pitfalls of anthropocentric theologies, he is very wrong to talk about there being “no literally supernatural trait” to be found in Homo sapiens.