"I agree kernel. Our ideas and beliefs are to a greater extent what define us and make us who we are. In the same way our ideas and beliefs define our many different notions of what God may be. And just as ideas can create beliefs, so in…"
"Yes Roman, our ideas and beliefs can be thought of as territory.
If they are fundamental to our definition of self (consciously or otherwise) we tend to defend our turf.
I know Freud would claim that sex is at the route of all human…"
"Dear Khem, you are an interesting one in that you tend to rebuff first with further questions rather than simply trying to answer directly, which displays either an insecure defensive reaction to your personality (if it's done too often), or…"
"Please explain what you mean by "scientific". How could proceeding by trial and error (erroneously called "the scientific method") possibly lead to knowledge of God?
Please explain what you mean by "irrefutable".…"
The world is full of many wonders; incredible works of art and architecture, of science and invention, but the greatest of them all by far is the human mind. It is the mind’s play that brings about all activity in the human world. The outline of everything people construct is first formed in the mind and then filled in with matter to assume a concrete shape. History, science, culture, trade and commerce, in fact all knowledge and systems of our day-to-day world, are but the projection and fulfillment of thoughts born in the mind. If the mind, by concentrating itself on matter, can work such wonders and attain such miraculous physical powers as we have, what can it not attain if it concentrates on itself!
Thanks Roman. Despite that I do receive compliments on my focus, I can tell you from experience, I can do much better. It's just that life keeps building me up to knock me back down every couple years and I never get the chance to make my full on effort. Lack of stability, and lack of resources has squandered my efforts. But I appreciate that someone appreciates my work. I'll be back.
Japanese-cubist-escher? Love it...lol
My favorite comment of late on that art piece is that it is erotically mathematical...
Because the work rotates and connects and can be tiled to create landscapes I thought it would be amazing if I could find someone to 'score' it as it's mathematical textures have music in them. I'm wondering if that could be translated literally into a collaborative work involving projection and animation...
I know the feeling. I think it can also be referred to as 'herding cats'. :)
Well Roman...new things are in the works. It's very slow moving though because, as you know, it's just me working on it all.
Anyway, it's worth it. I say this not because Open Source Religion has not even seen the tip of its potential here; it hasn't, but it will. I'm working every day to get that ball rolling and when it does we're going to have something blooming that no one in the world has seen before: a self governing, living religion.