Love and do what thou wilt

“Love, and do what thou wilt.” It is a saying that I am familiar with from Aleister Crowley, the famous occultist. But it turns out the saying has a much more ancient and surprising origin. It comes from Saint Augustine in fact, from his Seventh Homily on the Letter of John. Here is the context:Continue reading “Love and do what thou wilt”

No, it’s not God’s will

Every now and again I get frustrated with what, henceforth, I think I’ll ironically refer to as “faithful” fatalism. Maybe you know what I’m talking about? It’s the reassurance you get from fellow Christians that … the leadership position that failed to be filled? God will fill it! That miscarriage you just had? God hasContinue reading “No, it’s not God’s will”