Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mixed review 5-16-12 (WHAT IS IS)

The first item of the night is: Keiser Report: Central Bank Monarchs (E287).

To big to fail lets make them bigger!! Great point Keiser.

The 2ed item of the night: Eugene Thacker talks about "nature." Is it different from the human?

The 3ed item of the night is: Body, Soul & Spirit - The Jesus Trip with John Crowder.

John Crowder points out that various ontologies used throughout the bible all point to one mystical truth. Ontology is the categories of being, of course being isn't something that can actually be divided into categories or in any other way, so categorization is just a learning tool, the actual reality is a mystery, and must be lived to be understood, and that's a good thing.

"The word spirit and soul are interchangeable, all throughout the Old Testament all throughout the New Testament, they are used interchangeably."

So there’s soul and spirit, how many other words do we use to denote parts of our being? Student, young, old, shy, construction worker, sleep, happy, ego, home decorator, punk, liberal, communist, Christian, maybe none of these describe you, maybe all of them, but in a way these kinds of words are just as good for describing a human being as spirit or soul. I mean spirit and soul might be interchangeable but from what I understand spirit and soul both have their roots in breath or wind, think about what part breath plays in your life, it's really part of who you are even if it isn’t the first thing you think of when someone asks who you are, and lots of other words could describe who you are as well; writer, singer, activist, basketball player, hiker, mother- the point is to think of all the things that make up who you are, and after that you could think of all the things that make up who God is. Have you ever thought about how each of Gods names really indicates an interaction that we might have with him. This is true of God in any religion but, certainly in Islam, Judaism and Christianity; Emanuel means God-With-Us, JEHOVAH-ROHI lord shepherd, Elohe Mauzi God our strength, And in Islam Elohe Mauzi means Exceedingly Compassionate, and As-Salām means the Source of Peace and Safety, whatever you think of these religions the point is that every one of these names denotes an action or interaction, and that even in these so called "transcendental" religions you can't get past that, the imminence of interaction is the place where each name is defined. Now there are names for God that denote pure mystery or being beyond experience, these sacred names are kind of like openings in experience that make shore we don't think that God is limited by our experience. We are limited by our experience even if that experience is intuitional; God on the other hand is not.

The 4the item of the night is: the wikipedia permaculture article.

AND the Last item of the night is: an excerpt from guy debord society spectacle.

3. The spectacle presents itself simultaneously as all of society, as part of society, and as instrument of unification. As a part of society it is specifically the sector which concentrates all gazing and all consciousness. Due to the very fact that this sector is separate, it is the common ground of the deceived gaze and of false consciousness, and the unification it achieves is nothing but an official language of generalized separation.

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