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This is about... whatisit?
Metaphysics. NOT Physics, Astrology, Parapsychology, or Theology. Although all of those are dealt with at times in the paper.
The Desk has been studying Metaphysics off and on for some time. It is a fascinating field of inquiry, and the life's work of luminaries such as Thomas Aquinas and the subject of writings by Aristotle and some others you wouldn't expect.
The subject, as the paper shows, is as broad as the whole history of man, and as deep as the sea, or, it can be as narrow as a single phrase and as shallow as the saying from a fortune cookie.
So what are you writing about it?
Everything. Nothing. Something.
The Desk is merely trying to outline the subject and show its readers some of the high points. Such as what it did with Cosmology and Parapsychology among others. Although somewhat in more depth but with a less confrontational tone than in the Apologetics series, Dancing in the Sight of the Lord.
This work is more of a conversational brief of Metaphysics and is IN NO WAY an exhaustive treatment of the field.
What do you cover?
Everything from St John of the Cross to the US Olympic Hockey Team to Doc Holliday to … well, that's just chapter 1.
So who do you expect to read this?
Anybody that wants face some unconventional ideas about the Deity and Its role in Man's Life and World and what, if anything, we can do about it.
Anybody that likes offbeat ideas applied to mainstream topics.
Anybody that wants to think about things that aren't usually mentioned on the daytime talk shows or in their Sunday School books.
Perhaps this quote will give you an idea of what you are in for....
"When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?'"
Quentin Crisp 1908-1999