The Superfluidity of Normal

This short post is a follow-up to my previous one.

The old adage, and truthful, is that one never sees their own shortcomings; only those of their neighbors. This isn’t just a one-off.  The fact that this is true points us towards another fact, and that is humanity accepts the relational interactions that it engages in as foundational – unchangeable – to the very physiological and psychological nature of our species. We see the manner, the way, in which each human being engages with another human being – an individual – or to a number of human beings – a group – as what we are in a natural state. In other words, the manner in which we relate to one another and communicate with one another is what we refer to as being normal; it’s natural and typical of a human being who is sane and ordered; the median of human experience and range of expression. It’s observable in our history, we exhibit it now in the present, and most likely we will continue this normal into the future. This is just how a human thinks, talks, and acts. We really have no idea what an alternate to this normal could possibly be.

Let me suggest an alternative, or at least point towards one. Continue reading The Superfluidity of Normal

Man and God – Part Four – Our Social Construct

Humanity has been obsessed with the ‘Why’ of things since before homo sapiens ever emerged from its previous ancestors.  And as you might have gleaned in my last post, God & Man – Part Three – Scarcity, I am asserting that we have had little choice in the matter as to what type of animal we would become.  Much of our future was predestined by the nature of ourselves within the environment about us.  You may think we’ve had some options, and you’d be wrong; the point being that humanity can never exist, nor evolve in a manner that does not fit within the universe’s natural mechanics.  Something not there cannot be a causal agent.  Continue reading Man and God – Part Four – Our Social Construct

Man and God – Part Three – Scarcity

In a previous post, I discussed the concept of particulars.  Perhaps then, a reader might have wondered what this has to do with Christian issues and values, and certainly what does it have to do with a certain hypothesis I repeated from Man and God – Part One:

“Try to consider the possibility that God created and continues to create only good things.  And try to imagine that no good thing can stray from being a good thing; for to see such happen would render God as less than good himself.   Now consider, therefore, that mankind is thus good and has not strayed from the course that God set forth for mankind when created.” 

“Mankind is evolving; this we must acknowledge, for man has changed in all ways physically and intellectually since recorded, historical evidence began, and therefore, this evolution is and must be of God’s will.  Now, here comes the hard part for many.  Now imagine that where man is today and where man will be tomorrow is also in God’s plan and of God’s will.”

Continue reading Man and God – Part Three – Scarcity

As Time Goes By

There has been a recent think-storm over a recent (supposed) statement that Pope Francis made to a man from Chile.  It was a statement that appears to condone homosexuality.  Well, quite a few opinions have begun circulating around; one of them from the journalist and past American presidential candidate, Patrick J. Buchanan, in an article on the WND website.  A few noted paragraphs are here:

Continue reading As Time Goes By

Man & God – Part Two

Sorry for the disappearing act from my blog.  There have been a couple of health issue skirmishes over the past year, and they have been quite the preoccupation.  I’m getting better, and so, I hope to reengage my readers with my continuing spiritual voyage.  I promise you all, this voyage is going to become one that should tingle and hopefully illuminate the core of your beliefs about your metaphysical composition, as well as your eschatological future.

There is some good news midst the trials I have faced recently.  My completed book, The Road to Spiritual Iron, has been published, both in Kindle and paperback formats.  I’m quite excited about the whole thing, and do hope you check it out.  The link is right here.  Give it a read, and tell me what you think.

So, let’s proceed from my earlier post. Continue reading Man & God – Part Two