Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quid est Veritas? And all that Jazz!

Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?
τι εστιν αληθεια
Ye shall know the un-forgetfulness and the un-forgetfulness shall set you free :) or
Ye shall know the un-concealment  and the un-concealment shall set you free :)


The truth is not a word.

Aletheia is not a word it is the negation of a word without a positive expression of the negated concept.

It is the absence of the river Lethe, the removal of the Ameles Potamos.

The light doesn’t need a concept to break through the darkness/ hidden.
It is more like an action as Light is an action, a moving action.  

It is the destruction/removal/annihilation of concealment, forgetfulness, unmindfulness.
Concealment does imply lying since Truth often seems to be the opposite of lie.
Darkness and Chaos are the original state of nothingness if nothing is done THEY ARE.
Action, Creation, BIG BANG is required to fight against the natural state of decay.
I don’t know about all the cosmogonies but in the Judaeo-Christian cosmogony light was created first before the sun, before the universe. Light did not even need the sun.
Here is a thought for fundamentalists how do you calculate the length of a day or of a night when there is no sun or moon til the fourth day? A day is like a thousand years is interesting under new concepts of Einsteinian and quantum theories of time and multiple universes or multiverses rather.

A very interesting concept also I heard in a very strange movie is that Death is the winning of Chaos over Order. As long as we live we have an ORDER in our body that keeps us alive, We are the products of a million things working together right, take off one thing and the whole system breaks down, heart, lungs, liver, kidney, and a million other microbiological factors that have to work TOGETHER. Take one away and it is chaos and decay.

Entropy...disorder is more probable than order...death is more probable than life in fact death is inexorable ...I love that word it literally means it CANNOT be prayed out of.
Life requires order and is not inexorable in fact many people trying to conceive know full well that life is not even “orable”/prayable.
If disorder is more probable than order therefore life is less probable than death.  Even though at the current moment life wins on a score of 3 to 2:


but it doesn’t mean that a GREAT CHAOS could not mess those stats beyond recognition.

I love us both but i don't feel good
so i keep pulling over
and looking under
the hood
i love us both but i'm at wit's end
where does your compromise begin
and mine end?
i love us both but what
world's it gonna be?
the one according to you
or the one according to me?

i don't feel good so ...
now do my problems include
talks with doctors who don't even understand
about food?
i think in ancient china they kinda
figured out how the body works
but our culture is just a roughneck
teenage jerk
with a bottle of pills
and a bottle of booze
and a full round of ammunition
and nothing to lose

and is it really the best we can do
to arm wrestle over whose world it's gonna be?
(the one according to you
or the one according to me)

i love us both and i'll see ya
if you'll see me
so ... who are we?
         Ani DiFranco

I am the way, the truth, and the life:
I am the Odo, the Aletheia, and the Zoe
I am the road, the highway, the journey,
I am the end of reincarnation  and concealment and forgetting,
I am the Life, the Lifetime, the living soul, the anima, the animal.
I am the Alpha and Omega. I am the Journey AND the End of the Road as well.

In Greek mythology, Lethe (Λήθη; Classical Greek /ˈlɛːtʰɛː/, modern Greek: /ˈliθi/) was one of the five rivers of Hades. Also known as the Ameles potamos (river of unmindfulness), the Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. Lethe was also the name of the Greek spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was often identified.
In Classical Greek, the word Lethe literally means "oblivion", "forgetfulness," or "concealment". It is related to the Greek word for "truth", aletheia (αλήθεια), meaning "un-forgetfulness" or "un-concealment".
Lethe, the river of forgetfulness, was one of the five rivers of the Greek underworld, the other four being Styx (the river of hate), Akheron (the river of sorrow), Kokytos (the river of lamentation) and Phlegethon (the river of fire). According to Statius, it bordered Elysium, the final resting place of the virtuous. Ovid wrote that the river flowed through the cave of Hypnos, god of sleep, where its murmuring would induce drowsiness.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

There is only ONE LAST Trump.

 And who shall be worthy? The biggest gay basher, the KKK hateful zealot, or the abortion clinic bomber and murderer of doctors, the Christian Soldier who blew up babies arms and called it collateral damage?

1Co 15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Mat 24:29  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
Mat 24:30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Mat 24:31  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

IF and IF and IF the book was true or partially true, this whole pre trib bullshit is so preposterous it's not even funny. 

American Hubris at its best form.  

Mixed that with Ultimate Greed and 

1Ti 6:10  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

and you have all the answer you need.

There was no pre-trib  pre 1800, pre America.

For all the heathens and atheists out there :) well all the non zealots so called Christians anyway pre-trib is this magical belief that the "saints" meaning the preachers and believers of pre-trib of course believe that they shall not suffer with the rest of this wicked world they are forced to live in.  Unlike the First Christians ( and I would say the ONLY Christians that ever were) they won't have to be fed to lions, boiled in oil, butchered and quartered by gladiators, burnt at the stake NO NO NO they are SPECIAL.

Pre trib Mid trib BS if there is ONE rapture and that is a big if it is definitely a post trib.

Now enough about the contentions and million divisions and schisms of every single religion on earth let's look at the fallacies of this logic.

In politics and religion obviously an enormously dark and thick cloud of greed and ignorance has blinded everyone.

Whether these guys are serious or not many of them are laughing all the way to the bank with this idea.  Plus it also says We are so much better than you and we don't deserve to suffer. It has all the signs of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

Alanis is not the DSM V here but here it is (in fact NPD won't  be in the DSM V)

Dear momma's boy I know you've had your butt licked by your mother
I know you've enjoyed all that attention from her
And every woman graced with your presence after
Dear narcissus boy I know you've never really apologized for anything
I know you've never really taken responsibility
I know you've never really listened to a woman

Dear me-show boy I know you're not really into conflict resolution

Or seeing both sides of every equation
Or having an uninterrupted conversation

And any talk of healthiness

And any talk of connectedness
And any talk of resolving this
Leaves you running for the door

(why why do I try to love you

Try to love you when you really don't want me

Dear egotist boy you've never really had to suffer any consequence

You've never stayed with anyone longer than ten minutes
You'd never understand anyone showing resistance
Dear popular boy I know you're used to getting everything so easily
A stranger to the concept of reciprocity
People honor boys like you in this society

And any talk of selflessness

And any talk of working at this
And any talk of being of service
Leaves you running for the door

(why why do I try to help you try to help you

When you really don't want me to)

The American flavour of Christianity to me
at least the one we see in the media anyway and in so many forum comments and in so many churches
is the most horrible gut retching stench that rises to high heaven and lowers to deep hell.
No wonder they have to fight so many "enemies" they create them if they don't have any and fight them in the name of God and at the trillion dollars profit of arms manufacturers.

This is how one becomes a "strong economy" apparently .

ANOTHER WORD that has changed greatly through the ages

1530s, "household management," from L. oeconomia, from Gk. oikonomia "household management, thrift," from oikonomos "manager, steward," from oikos "house" (cognate with L. vicus "district," vicinus "near;" O.E. wic "dwelling, village;" see villa) + nomos "managing," from nemein "manage" (see numismatics). The sense of "wealth and resources of a country" (short for political economy) is from 1650s.

Personally I would prefer οἶνος nomia to οἶκος nomia but then again that is another story :)

The only problem with managing the "house" is when you start thinking the whole fucking planet is your little oyster now and you can put your nose in everyone's business in the name of American House Intere$t$ aka Foreign Policies and aka Minipax managed by Minitrue without forgetting of course the Wonderful Ministry of Love they have in Guantanamo or other rendition places because water boarding of course is the ultimate expression of love we all know or at least self-love which is also called masturbation.   

American House Intere$t$ were also very well taken care of by Mc Carthy, Cointelpro, PsyOps and WarOps and all the amazing and discrete tools of Room 101.  Funnily these things which keep re-surging but only years later so they SEEM to be things of the past but no one can find a death certificate on them or a body either.

and the mighty multinationals
have monopolized the oxygen
so it's as easy as breathing
for us all to participate

yes they're buying and selling

off shares of air
and you know it's all around you
but it's hard to point and say "there"
so you just sit on your hands
and quietly contemplate  ~ Ani DiFranco

So let's all sit on our hand and quietly contemplate waiting for a rapture or some other pseudo-dream that will keep us quiet and busy while the real work is done.

 This part is only for the extra geeks do not read past this line :)

Thayer Definition:
1) to be a steward
2) to manage the affairs of a household
3) to manage, dispense, order, regulate

Thayer Definition:
1) the manager of household or of household affairs
1a) especially a steward, manager, superintendent (whether free-born as was usually the case, a freed-man or a slave) to whom the head of the house or proprietor has intrusted the management of his affairs, the care of receipts and expenditures, and the duty of dealing out the proper portion to every servant and even to the children not yet of age
1b) the manager of a farm or landed estate, an overseer
1c) the superintendent of the city’s finances, the treasurer of a city (or of treasurers or quaestors of kings)
2) metaphorically the apostles and other Christian teachers and bishops and overseers
Thayer Definition:
1) a house
1a) an inhabited house, home
1b) any building whatever
1b1) of a palace
1b2) the house of God, the tabernacle
1c) any dwelling place
1c1) of the human body as the abode of demons that possess it
1c2) of tents, and huts, and later, of the nests, stalls, lairs, of animals
1c3) the place where one has fixed his residence, one’s settled abode, domicile
2) the inmates of a house, all the persons forming one family, a household
2a) the family of God, of the Christian Church, of the church of the Old and New Testaments
3) stock, family, descendants of one

Thayer Definition:
1) anything established, anything received by usage, a custom, a law, a command
1a) of any law whatsoever
1a1) a law or rule producing a state approved of God
1a1a) by the observance of which is approved of God
1a2) a precept or injunction
1a3) the rule of action prescribed by reason
1b) of the Mosaic law, and referring, acc. to the context. either to the volume of the law or to its contents
1c) the Christian religion: the law demanding faith, the moral instruction given by Christ, especially the precept concerning love
1d) the name of the more important part (the Pentateuch), is put for the entire collection of the sacred books of the OT

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lost in Translation

Dominus Vobiscum Et cum spiritu tuo
usually translated as
The Lord be with You and with your spirit

Now on the spirit both the greek and hebrew words for spirit mean
Hebrew: Ruach 
Greek: Pneuma 

Where we get our word Pneumatics. Pneu in French is Tyre/Tire. 

So if you drive in the WIND at 100 miles an hour 

your PNEUMAS/TYRES/TIRES are a bit like you indeed:


In fact in the original Greek the first and last words in this verse are the same and one Greek word: Pneuma

Joh 3:8  The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Now on Dominus the Britannica says:

, plural Domini, in ancient Rome, “master,” or “owner,” particularly of slaves. The name became the official title for the emperor, beginning with Diocletian, who reigned from ad 284 to 305; and thus he and his successors are often referred to as thedominate (dominatus), as contrasted with the earlier principate (principatus) of Augustus and his successors. Some earlier emperors, such as Caligula (reigned ad 37–41), however, also had used the title. By Trajan’s day it was the common form of address to the emperor.
In the Latin church, Dominus was used as the equivalent of the Hebrew Adonai and the Greek Kyrios, to refer to the Christian God. 
Dominus in medieval Latin referred to the “lord” of a territory or the overlord of a vassal. It was later used as a respectful form of address (Spanish don, Portuguese dom) and for the clergy (Italian don).

Wikipedia adds:

Dominus is the Latin word for master or owner. As a title of sovereignty the term under the Roman Republic had all the associations of the Greek Tyrannos; refused during the early principate, it finally became an official title of the Roman Emperors under Diocletian (this is where the term dominate, used to describe a political system of Roman Empire in 284-476, is derived from). Dominus, the French equivalent being "sieur", was the Latin title of the feudal, superior and mesne, lords, and also an ecclesiastical and academical title. The ecclesiastical title was rendered in English "sir", which was a common prefix before the Reformation for parsons, as in Sir Hugh Evans in Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor. The academical use was for a bachelor of arts, and so is still used at the University of Cambridge and other universities. The shortened form "dom" is used as a prefix of honor for ecclesiastics of the Catholic Church, and especially for members of the benedictine and other religious orders.

So basically when the priest said:

Dominus Vobiscum Et cum spiritu tuo

What he REALLY said was:

May your Master and Owner be with you slave and with your wind as well (or winds)

Personally the only Dominus I want to Vobiscum with me is this one: