a: The catholic leity ~
b: Breeding stock for the Roman Curia
What: My girl friend ,from years ago, grew up in Thailand. She's thought the Catholic teaching on sex was kinda stupid. She said it reduced human beings to animals. The logic of her argument is pretty clear: Animals have sex to reproduce Catholics have sex to reproduce Therefore Catholics are animals, farm animals. The laity are farm animals bred for the power purpose of a bunch of Authoritarian Italians. Of course, they(we) are well educated farm animals, but farm animals none the less. Now, there's nothing wrong with animals. It's just that Human beings are more than just another animal, despite what many misinformed and misanthropic people might think.
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jul 20 2010 9:08 AM
a: A platonic dialogue ~
b: hanging out with friends
What: "The way they're written is like hanging out with friends, and somebody will say something and before you know it Socrates will be bouncing off the ceiling again." See the link for a discussion of Plato's book club.
Writer: JO WALTON
Date: Sep 25 2010 9:51 AM
The Kingdom Is Of God Is Like An Oak Tree?
a: The kingdom of god ~
b: an Oak Tree
What: "All creation is the spoken word of God and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit you can see parables. Outside in my backyard is an oak tree. The tree is rooted in the earth drawing up the needed nutrients to sustain life, life so abundant that it feeds not only the tree but lichen, moss, and birds, bugs and squirrels feed off of the fruit produced by the tree. "
Writer: Jeff Says
Date: Feb 11 2011 3:49 AM
Trying To Grasp Infinity
a: Trying to grasp infinity ~
b: a fish swallowing the oceans of the world
What: "Be ready to discard whatever existing notions you may have of the nature of God. It has been said that in order to find God, one must give up God; or even to "kill" God, meaning killing one's human, finite concept of what God is. Using your finite mind to try to grasp infinity is like asking a fish to swallow the oceans of the world. You're bound to find something you aren't 100 percent ready for. If you don't, you're not being honest with yourself in your search."
Writer: JOHN DAVID GUDIPATI
Date: Aug 21 2011 11:43 PM
The Big Connection
a: Poetry ~
What: A paper arguing that metaphor and figurative language are as important to logic as they are to poetry and literature.
Writer: James Gassser
Date: Oct 30 2011 10:37 AM