Damn! I’d rather have Beer and Nuts really!
Democracy! No such thing! Only moneycracy in disguise. Enough money to win an election but never enough money to make a change or matter plus that money that won the election came with big strings attached make that chains and Damocles Sword if you don’t cooperate.
Good Dictatorship equals Oxymoron, Moral impossibility, as Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.
Theocracy! What an interesting concept ‘cept for that theo part that rarely talks to us directly but yet again uses corruptible men who once in a blue moon tend to strike the rock twice instead of once and get to miss the Promised Land.
That promised land by the way has been nothing but trouble from day one from Philistine to Palestine it has always come at the price of much blood to find yourself a place to lay your head.
What’s left? What we should really have is each our private island and no material for boats since the moment two come together shit happens. J
Some sort of quick mating ritual on an empty island to propagate the race, leave the baby there and run before we corrupt it too.
Kind of in a hurry at times to cross that Styx/Jordan for find that Eden/Paradise/Heaven because this planet really sucks and is utterly hopeless. Wonder if we’ve been lied to like in Logan’s Run and there is no Carrousel in the Sky! Merry go Round and Round and Round.
Will have to find a real conversion a deep metanoia to see the light though this darkness and love my neighbour as myself. Feel a bit sad about my neighbours these days, like sheep without a shepherd. So how does one go from paranoia to metanoia now?
Metanoia for the non erudite out there LOL is the Greek for what is usually called repentance.
The word repentance just don’t cut it for me.
Meta is easy Change...metamorphosis change of form but
That Noia concept seems to be as deep to grasp as the Logos concept.
Noia, mind, heart, soul, spirit, seat of intellect and emotions ???
How does repentance paint the words:
CHANGE the mind, comprising alike the faculties of perceiving and understanding and those of feeling, judging, determining
CHANGE the intellectual faculty, the understanding
CHANGE the reason in the narrower sense, as the capacity for spiritual truth, the higher powers of the soul, and the faculty of perceiving divine things, of recognising goodness and of hating evil
CHANGE the power of considering and judging soberly, calmly and impartially
CHANGE a particular mode of thinking and judging, i.e thoughts, feelings, purposes, desires
ALL THAT IN ONE WORD!
Semantic is so crippling.
Old concepts like Asha in Avestan and Logos in Greek have all been lost and nearly untranslatable well not in one word anyway.
Asha: The significance of the term is complex, with a highly nuanced range of meaning. It is commonly summarized in accord with its contextual implications of 'truth' and 'right(eousness)', 'order' and 'right working'
Its semantic field extends beyond "word" to notions such as "thought, speech, account, meaning, reason, proportion, principle, standard", or "logic". In English, the word is the root of "logic," and of the "-ology" suffix (e.g., geology).
The primary meaning of logos is: something said; by implication a subject, topic of discourse, or reasoning. Secondary meanings such as logic, reasoning, etc. derive from the fact that if one is capable oflegein (λέγειν; infinitive of legō), i.e. speech, then intelligence and reason are assumed.
How is the vulgar common man supposed to understand anything really?
but that is the joke of the day though
IF ONE IS CAPABLE OF SPEECH THEN INTELLIGENCE AND REASON ARE ASSUMED!
I’ll DRINK TO THAT! Pass the nuts please.
For etymology lovers again
1) to change one’s mind, i.e. to repent
2) to change one’s mind for better, heartily to amend with abhorrence of one’s past sins
G3563; to exercise the mind (observe), that is, (figuratively) to comprehend, heed: - consider, perceive, think, understand.
1) to perceive with the mind, to understand, to have understanding
2) to think upon, heed, ponder, consider
1) the mind, comprising alike the faculties of perceiving and understanding and those of feeling, judging, determining
1a) the intellectual faculty, the understanding
1b) reason in the narrower sense, as the capacity for spiritual truth, the higher powers of the soul, the faculty of perceiving divine things, of recognising goodness and of hating evil
1c) the power of considering and judging soberly, calmly and impartially
2) a particular mode of thinking and judging, i.e thoughts, feelings, purposes, desires