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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
Transformers: We Came in WarTransformers: We Came in War
Setting: Sometime during the Bay films
Characters: Optimus Prime
We came to this planet because ours was gone.
The quest for power consumed our home. The need for domination destroyed us. Still we live, and yet there is a piece in each of us that has been decimated forever. We will never recover what we have lost.
I look down upon this planet, and I wonder why we try.
It is evident by now that we have lost the capacity for peace. War follows in our wake. We came to retrieve the AllSpark, which has long since been lost, and we are still here. All that came of attempting to revive our planet was the relocation of the war from our planet of death to this planet of life. There is so much life on this planet. All of it we have sworn to protect. This is the promise we have made to them. But the promise would not need to have been made if we had never co
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
AndromedaAmongst the darkened skies
Brightened by only starlight
Field & Sea.
Gravity is only an afterthought
Hilltops become ladders into the sky while
Inferior planets stare down upon the Earth
Jealous of such simplicity yet contemplating grandeur.
Keppler only thought of science
Linear, elliptical, movement…
Mythology had no such thoughts
Neptune & Nebulas both inhabit space
Orbiting across the lonely darkness
Probably never worried about mundane things
Questioning their existence
Right now or for all eternity such as us.
Shooting stars make us joyful while
Terminator is an otherworldly spectacle
Unknown to all those hidden in their houses
Various stars await us outside
Waiting to play like we did before
Xenagogue & inviting
Youthful but ancient curiosities.
Zenith induced euphoria continues until daylight…
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