Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
--from the Wikipedia article on différance
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
For God [destructive invention of man] so loved [Ha, some kind of love that torments forever those that don't bow down to you] the world [full of deluded people that insist there is a God] that He gave [beware, this gift has some serious strings attached!] his only Son, [Where's Mom? Couldn't the two of you managed more than one kid, with all that omnipotence?] that whoever believes [...and shuts down their frontal lobes] in Him [that raving prophet in the 1st Century with delusions of grandeur and an apparent suicidal streak] should not perish [it seems that lots of believers have perished--jokes on them] but have eternal life. [What a convenient fiction! Keep the masses quiet with unverifiable promises. Suck it up now and keep those tithes coming--but heaven will be great, singing songs and all that, plus throw in a few virgins to attract the young men ]
Sunday, September 13, 2009
The Early Heidegger & Medieval Philosophy: Phenomenology for the Godforsakenby S. J. Mcgrath
"The key to a formal indication is that it does not subsume or enclose particulars within or under it, does not precontain them, but simply points an indicative finger at "singularities: that are beyond its ken, kind, genus, and generic appetite. The facticity or singularity, on the other hand is not "conceived" or "grasped" but entered into, given in to, by a certain practical or praxical engagements, which means that you can never "get" it from the outside and you can never "get into" it except by "doing" it, facere veritatem.
"Deconstruction in a nutshell" John Caputo
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
- "Metaphysical transcendence is desire."
- "Thus, the metaphysics of desire is a metaphysics of infinite separation"
- "Incapable of respecting the Being and meaning of the other, phenomenology and ontology would be philosophies of violence."
Thursday, August 20, 2009
"Theology of the Gap" Scot Douglass pg 123
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Scot Douglass in "Theology of the Gap" pg230
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I have been thinking about the role of Christian community, perhaps a.k.a."The Church", compared to our individuality--especially in what passes for truth and sound doctrine.
I very frustrated with the Evangelicals being locked-up over the stories in Genesis chapter 1 through 11. These stories, useful for thousands of years as powerful lessons have now become a powerful destroyer of community and I believe a hindrance to the Spirit of God. Validated by no less than Jesus himself (Matt 24) the creation stories collide with scientific discovery--creating an unacceptable tension. The Evangelicals call upon us to reject the truth of what nature presents in favor of a hermeneutic. A hermeneutic that allows violation of at least one of the Ten Commandments (keeping the Sabbath), but does not allow other statements to be interpreted in a historical way.
I was nudged last night to find my copy of "Deconstruction in a nutshell" --edited / commentary by Caputo. I did find it (I've been looking for it for weeks), and read the chapter on "community without community".
The possibility of community is sustained by its impossibility. Our uniqueness, the radical contingency of our being, and the impossibility of agreeing on everything makes community impossible. Christians are called to community, and are pushed beyond themselves--to give and to minister traditionally, but perhaps we are also called to accept new versions of truth (heresy!).
The lack of openness in the Christian community towards science plants potential seeds of its destruction. Its insistence on agency in the creation of life throws it against the theory of evolution--and I fear the community will break.
Adding scientific facts into the conversation has no impact on the true believers--the wagons are circled, the hermeneutic of inerrancy is the redoubt (curious word). Those that don't know science are enthralled by the few scientists that support their world.