Category Archives: Meaning in life

There’s nothing there!

The writer Bernard Shaw summed up the hopelessness of his own barren life and philosophy when he said: ‘There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.’ He was … Continue reading

Posted in Meaning in life, Meaninglessness, Purpose in life, Success | Leave a comment

Issues beyond the scope of science

You often hear it said that science has disproved God because it has found no evidence apart from people’s belief. But that’s like saying that science has disproved love because it’s found no evidence other than what people claim to … Continue reading

Posted in Meaning in life, Science and faith, Universe | Leave a comment

The central neurosis of our time

One of the best known sceptics of the twentieth century was Bertrand Russell. Though born into Christian home he rejected faith and became an atheist. His daughter Katherine said of him, ‘Somewhere at the bottom of his heart, in the … Continue reading

Posted in emptiness, Meaning in life, Meaninglessness | Leave a comment

Happiness is like a butterfly.

Happiness is all about keeping things in balance. The Bible says: ‘Give me neither poverty nor riches, just give me as much as I need.’ It’s realizing when enough is enough. Anything more is great if you receive it, but … Continue reading

Posted in Abundant life, Happiness, Materialism, Meaning in life, Meaninglessness, Money, wealth | Leave a comment

Defining ourselves by what we are against

The novelist Graham Greene told the story of a group of nuns, whose lives were dedicated to taking care of lepers. When eventually they learned that a cure for leprosy had been discovered, they actually found themselves quite disappointed. Their … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Life's journey, Life's lessons, Meaning in life, Purpose in life | Leave a comment

The real test of our life’s philosophy

George Bernard Shaw, just before he died, wrote: “The science to which I pinned my faith is bankrupt. Its counsels, which should have established the millennium, led, instead, directly to the suicide of Europe. I believed them once. In their … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Life, Living Life, Meaning in life | Tagged | 1 Comment

There’s nothing there!

The problem of sudden success was highlighted a few years ago in a New York Times report on the aftermath of the Boston Red Sox having finally won The World Series Baseball after eighty six years of trying. It said: … Continue reading

Posted in Accomplishments, Achievement, Ambition, Futility, Meaning in life, Meaninglessness, Success | Tagged | Leave a comment