Wednesday, January 22, 2003

A Mindless Waste of Time by ANONYMOSES There is no intellection to be found issuing forth from the pen of those risible fellers you indicted. And over the months and years, as their selectman drives the US further and further down the toilet, they only get worse. And there are many like them. Just read some of my recent posts, and the ludibund reactions they splathered across a few weak sentences.

A child's sandbox will grant you more thought than what these slabberdegullions upchuck on an hourly basis.

But they are not only unintelligent...they are morally bankrupt, mean-spirited, misogynistic, greed-driven egocentric teens and teen wannabees. Oh yes, and a few overgrown bullies, misanthropes, chawbacons, peckerwoods, biker babes, trailor queens, and paid apologists.

You will never get a simple statement out of them. Rather it will nearly always be emotionally-charged reactionary namecalling, or, if it is an actual will not be original, but simply a manufactured response straight from the factory.

Granted, there are a few who don't fall into this trap and category, but by and large their angry reactions are entirely predictable, and thus, as I said, a waste of time. You may as well go ahead and write your own know what they are going to be.

In a nutshell, their strategy, if it could be called that, is to paint you as "the enemy" and thus expendable...even at their own hands. And as they are fearful of fighting mano a mano, they are armed to the if fear were in our vocabulary. Great projectors they are!

But test them, if you don't believe me. Try to get them to create an original idea which spans paragraphs.

It can't be done.

For them it is enough to react quickly and preferably with insults and usually a bastardization of your screen name...ala the fat man's messiah, Rush Limbaugh.

But mostly it is just high-fiving and drunken belches. You've seen 'em in taverns and on the side of the road begging for drinkmoney. Or locked away by their husbands in places safe from temptation. Some are in sports bars, high-fiving each other, while turning their brains into cheap liquid. Native-Americans would never confuse them for "humans". Best to steer clear, unless you want to be sold a bag of chintz.

The fact that they openly abhor philosophy and wisdom ought to tell you something. They wouldn't know it if it smacked them in the face. How can they share it with you?

They bring nothing to the party but empty attitude, and the ability to react reprehensibly.

Hope this clears up the matter. News Message Boards

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The world is a very troubled place. I am here to help heal it of its wounds. Come share your wisdom with a troubled world, that all light may shine the more brightly, and future generations can avoid the dark we might have created in our pussilanimous scramble for wealth and security.

Here are thought that go beyond. Enjoy...

Selections from the Works of Meister Eckhart

XLVI POVERTYby Meister Eckhart.
Who's Who in the History of Mysticism

Pythagoras (c.580/570-c.500 B.C.E.): A Presocratic philosopher. Founder of a major school of philosophy/religion that emphasized the mystical interconnections in numbers, nature, and the human soul. The natural and the ethical world were inseparable.

Plotinus (c.205-270 C.E.): Enneads. The non-Christian, neo-Platonic basis for much Christian, Jewish, and Islamic mysticism. Influences: Plato, Aristotle.

Justin Martyr (c.105-c.165): First Apology. Used Greek philosophy as the stepping-stone to Christian theology. The mystical conclusions that some Greeks arrived at, pointed to Christ. Influences: Pythagoras, Plato, Plotinus, Aristotle, Stoicism.

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (writing c.500): The Celestial Hierarchy, the Mystical Theology, The Divine Names, Letters. Originates the distinction between kataphatic and apophatic theology. Influences: Plotinus.

Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153): Sermons, De diligendo Deo, On the Love of God. Cistercian mystic. Promoted a mystical vision of rhapsodic love, in which the Church is described in erotic terms as the bride of Christ. His love-mysticism had the tendency to be anti-intellectual, as in his disputes with Abelard.

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179): Scivias, The Book of Divine Works, Letters. Early German speculative mystic, reminiscent of Isaiah or Ezekiel at times. She was greatly respected in her time, both for her writings as well as for her music and art. Influences: Augustine, Bernard of Clairvaux.

Francis of Assisi (John Bernardone) (1182-1226): Canticle of the Sun. Founder of the Franciscan order, which emphasized self-renunciation and poverty. Francis approaches nature mysticism at times, particularly when he sees God in all living things.

Meister Eckhart (1260-1327/8): Sermons, Parisian Questions and Prologues. [Some English-language selections from his writings are available.] Dominican monk. One of the most important early German speculative mystics. Eckhart is the first of the so-called "Rhineland" mystics. The Sermons were in German, the academic works in Latin. Influences: Pseudo-Dionysius.

Julian of Norwich (1342-1413?): Showings or Revelations of Divine Love. Julian was part of the "English school" of late mediaeval mysticism. Mystical experience that came at the point of death. The experience came with healing, and she devoted her life to understanding her vision. Influences: Pseudo-Dionysius, Aquinas (?).

Thomas a Kempis (c.1380-1471): The Imitation of Christ. Augustinian monk. Finest expression of "devotio moderna", modern spirituality, which downplays the Rhineland mystics' concern with contemplation and speculative theology, and stresses the practice of simple piety and asceticism. Influences: Eckhart.

Giordano Bruno (1548-1600): Hermetic philosopher, one of the most important philosophers of the Renaissance. Bruno advocated a kind of nature mysticism which had a strong scientific component to it.

Jacob Boehme (1575-1624): Aurora (1612) [in German], Mysterium Pansophicum (1620), Signature Rerum (1622), Mysterium Magnum (1623). Lusatian Lutheran. A major figure in German mysticism. Influences: Eckhart, the Jewish Kabbalah, Valentin Weigel, Renaissance alchemy, Paracelsus.

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772): Many works, including Arcana Coelestia, Heaven and Hell, The Heavenly City, Divine Love and Wisdom, etc. Swedenborg worked out a detailed understanding of nature mysticism, applying it to everything from the animal world to the spiritual world. He has an active following to the present.

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