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The Eternity Complex pt IThe light froze, dead, in its tracks, caught in the omnipotent freeze of the binding wavelengths. For a moment--an eternity, for the beam of light--time stood still, and all was nothing. The analysis began: The light was dissected, brutally torn into tiny shreds, as the clumsy scientists examined the remains of its corpse for the imagined organ which gave it life. They have never found it before, and they will not find it this time; in fact, this experiment will never yield the secret to light's vitality, locked as it is in the irresistably holistic construction of the soul.
::God Lies Buried ~~ Life Overruns Art::
Never before had Kandrew seen such a magnificent facility. The Kryznowksi Institute for Advanced Study had only been completed two years ago, but already it had become home to the most advanced physics research in the known universe. Kandrew marvelled at the enormous paraspatial apparatuses that hung, evanescent yet inestimably huge, in the distance; their size was nothing c
Divorcing the Will of GodWhat is sin, asked the priest
What is perfection, asked the sceptic
What is god, asked the agnostic
What is man, asked the god
The inconceivable burden of perfection rests solely on the shoulders of God
No action or thought which is not in accordance with that indefinable ultimate good
Free will for mankind generates the right to claim unhappiness misery death and sin
Free will for the sinner generates the right to assess all data and choose the wrong path
Free will for the believer generates the right to assess none of the data and choose the right path
Free will for Christ generates what
Can any conceivable omniscient benign God act in such a fashion
That a purely rational ethical code would identify its actions as incorrect
Can the inventor and generator of reason act in an unreasonable mode
Or must reason be subordinate to its creator, thus preserving divine freedom?
Reason must dictate a single correct response to a situation once all variables are known
And surely if there is one
God vs. EthicsIn Soren Kierkegaards Fear and Trembling, Kierkegaard uses the example of Abraham and his son Isaac to illustrate what Kirkegaard terms the teleological suspension of the ethical: Abraham acted in accordance to no imaginable ethical standard by acting according to Gods commands, and by doing so, he suspended his ethical judgment for no reason other than faith. In this essay, I will examine the ramifications of the aforementioned suspension of the ethical, attempt to identify circumstances in which divine will pre-empts ethical considerations, and examine the conflict of God and ethical frameworks, with particular mind to the views of Kant and Socrates.
Kierkegaard explicitly states that little can be said about the teleological suspension, since it falls outside the bounds of rationality. In a sense, then, the suspension must be defined negatively. It is not a utilitarian principle, through which a seemingly unethical action is justified by appealing to the greater good: Th
The Audacity of HopeIn Barack Obamas 2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address, The Audacity of Hope, Obama invoked passion for the American way of life to persuade his audience that John Kerry and John Edwards were the best candidates for the 2004 Presidential election. In my analysis, I intend to show that his specific purpose was to convince his audience that Kerry and Edwards were the best choice, to show that he successfully associated Kerry and Edwards with American values and electability, and to show that his use of repetition conveyed sincerity and accessibility.
In the body of Obamas speech, he dedicated time to describing what he saw as the best components of the United States of America and to demonstrating that John Kerry exemplifies these components: Obama first introduced a question of value (what makes America great?), then answered a question of policy (John Kerry incorporates what makes America great; therefore he should be elected). Therefore, the whole
what love is not.it was a s l o p p y first kiss where
my drunk lips fumbled against yours.
the dull thwack of my heart,
locked behind curved ribs
cleared my groggy brain,
clouded with lustful premonitions.
it was an e l e c t r i f y i n g first kiss where
you entwined your hands in my hair.
your mouth encompassed mine and
my breath became lost in the steady
of your chest.
it was a s h y first kiss where
i pulled away before you could explore.
your tongue grazed my teeth,
searching for a way past the ivory gates.
i dug my finger into the stubble along your jaw,
my nail lulling your carnal desires.
it was my first kiss with you.
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