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by Magritte
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 30212

Re: Myth as Meth

Two thoughts on that. One, all the empirical evidence is against the kind of blank slatishness that would imply. Second, it sounds to me like the decontextualization and unmooring you're describing is exactly what Bakker means by the semantic apocalypse . (edit: to be clear, Bakker's semantic apocal...
by Magritte
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Myth as Meth
Replies: 47
Views: 30212

Re: Myth as Meth

Two thoughts on that. One, all the empirical evidence is against the kind of blank slatishness that would imply. Second, it sounds to me like the decontextualization and unmooring you're describing is exactly what Bakker means by the semantic apocalypse . (edit: to be clear, Bakker's semantic apocal...
by Magritte
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Apophatic vs. Cataphatic theology
Replies: 15
Views: 13514

Re: Apophatic vs. Cataphatic theology

Are you expressing here what's known as social trinitarianism?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Trinity
by Magritte
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Apophatic vs. Cataphatic theology
Replies: 15
Views: 13514

Re: Apophatic vs. Cataphatic theology

Are you expressing here what's known as social trinitarianism?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Trinity
by Magritte
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Being and Nonbeing
Replies: 54
Views: 37182

Re: Being and Nonbeing

good point Mag. But my major premise is there can be no non being, Sure. Being just is, and that's necessarily inexplicable. Nothing can have brought being into being. There are no conditions under which being can fail to exist, because there are no conditions underlying being. It's absolute and no...
by Magritte
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Being and Nonbeing
Replies: 54
Views: 37182

Re: Being and Nonbeing

good point Mag. But my major premise is there can be no non being, Sure. Being just is, and that's necessarily inexplicable. Nothing can have brought being into being. There are no conditions under which being can fail to exist, because there are no conditions underlying being. It's absolute and no...
by Magritte
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: God and smallpox
Replies: 172
Views: 88119

Re: God and smallpox

(guys, I apologize for dipping into this thread half-heartedly; I have too many irons in the fire, so I'll beg off this one for now rather than take a few weak swings here and there)

(I also apologize for the mixed metaphors above)
by Magritte
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: God and smallpox
Replies: 172
Views: 88119

Re: God and smallpox

(guys, I apologize for dipping into this thread half-heartedly; I have too many irons in the fire, so I'll beg off this one for now rather than take a few weak swings here and there)

(I also apologize for the mixed metaphors above)
by Magritte
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: link between meaninglessness and current state?
Replies: 9
Views: 6342

Re: link between meaninglessness and current state?

But as I've shown in the being and nonbeing thread, there's meaninglessness at the top of the metaphysical hierarchy; being cannot have come into being, and so cannot have been brought into being for a purpose.
by Magritte
Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: link between meaninglessness and current state?
Replies: 9
Views: 6342

Re: link between meaninglessness and current state?

But as I've shown in the being and nonbeing thread, there's meaninglessness at the top of the metaphysical hierarchy; being cannot have come into being, and so cannot have been brought into being for a purpose.