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by Magritte
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

Yeah, I think that clears things up. It's a question of priority. Symbolic priority is quasi-religious - "in the beginning was the word." - but actually, it's more like, in the end was the word. That doesn't mean that correspondence doesn't work, or that symbols aren't important to formulate and exp...
by Magritte
Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

Yeah, I think that clears things up. It's a question of priority. Symbolic priority is quasi-religious - "in the beginning was the word." - but actually, it's more like, in the end was the word. That doesn't mean that correspondence doesn't work, or that symbols aren't important to formulate and exp...
by Magritte
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

met, I'd LOVE it if you'd post your concerns about his ideas on his blog, on one of his relevant posts. He responds enthusiastically to good questions from intelligent commenters, and I'd love to see how he'd reply. (I think his semantic apocalypse is about moral significance and "meaning" in that s...
by Magritte
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

met, I'd LOVE it if you'd post your concerns about his ideas on his blog, on one of his relevant posts. He responds enthusiastically to good questions from intelligent commenters, and I'd love to see how he'd reply. (I think his semantic apocalypse is about moral significance and "meaning" in that s...
by Magritte
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Being and Nonbeing
Replies: 54
Views: 36230

Re: Being and Nonbeing

Not all deprivations are bad. But some bad things are deprivations. And some bad things are presences. And not all good things are either all presences or all absences. But if you're really hung up on associating presence with good and absence with evil, then you'll do the necessary nipping and tuc...
by Magritte
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Being and Nonbeing
Replies: 54
Views: 36230

Re: Being and Nonbeing

Not all deprivations are bad. But some bad things are deprivations. And some bad things are presences. And not all good things are either all presences or all absences. But if you're really hung up on associating presence with good and absence with evil, then you'll do the necessary nipping and tuc...
by Magritte
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Being and Nonbeing
Replies: 54
Views: 36230

Re: Being and Nonbeing

Yes, it's a state of affairs, but the evil is not. The evil would be the absence of something. It's a paradoxical thing, where goods and evils are not necessarily existing things, altho they depend on things that did exist or could have existed. Following that logic, I'm sadly deprived of a brain t...
by Magritte
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Being and Nonbeing
Replies: 54
Views: 36230

Re: Being and Nonbeing

Yes, it's a state of affairs, but the evil is not. The evil would be the absence of something. It's a paradoxical thing, where goods and evils are not necessarily existing things, altho they depend on things that did exist or could have existed. Following that logic, I'm sadly deprived of a brain t...
by Magritte
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

I should read some Malabou, huh? Plasticity and epigenetics and that.

Bakker wrote something about her. She thought he was mean.
by Magritte
Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 29367

Re: Myth as Meth

I should read some Malabou, huh? Plasticity and epigenetics and that.

Bakker wrote something about her. She thought he was mean.