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A Thought From A Friend Of Mine

Posted by madcap on October 21, 2008

Cross Posted on my new blog www.thoughtsongod.com

Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you Happiness.
Bad days give you Experiences. Both are essential to life.

Keep going…

Happiness keeps you Sweet, Trials keep you Strong, Sorrows keep you
Human, Failures keep you Humble, Success keeps You Glowing, But Only God
keeps You Going!

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What Is Beauty?

Posted by madcap on August 31, 2008

My wife and I went downtown Chicago to check out the Jazz Festival, and ended up at the Chicago Art Museum. We have been studying the beginning of the Renaissance, starting with Cosimo De Medici, the Godfather of the Renaissance. I was hoping to see some actual work by Filippo Brunelleschi, but they did not have any. They did have a portrait of one of Cosimo De Medici’s descendants, which was rather exciting.

I stopped observing each work and began to just let my senses guide me toward that which would naturally call to me. My favorite was a painting of St. Peter that depicted the scene where Peter calls out to God after having denied Christ three times.

It was beauty. Something in the materials of oil and canvas was alive. The grief in the wrinkles of his forehead, and the time within the groves of his hands. That’s what beauty is, life that is brought forth from the material world.  An artist can somehow become a vehicle for the breath of God, calling forth life from that which is dead.

In that moment, humanity’s grief and pain was captured with a stroke of a brush; then it was no longer Peter’s grief and pain, but my own; yours and mine, humanity’s world soul. It is the human condition.

It is what Plato called the Beautiful. For even suffering works toward the Good.

Moonlight Sonata

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supermassive-blackholes

Posted by madcap on March 21, 2008

A supermassive black hole is a black hole with a mass in the range of hundreds of thousands to tens of billions of solar masses. It is currently thought that most, if not all galaxies, including the Milky Way, contain a supermassive black hole at their galactic center.

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Is Religion a Force for Good or Evil?

Posted by madcap on February 16, 2008

This is the most respectful debate I have seen on this issue. It’s like a breath of fresh air!

In this debate on what are arguably two of the most important questions in the culture wars today[most important questions in life!] — Is Religion a Force for Good or Evil? [man is the force for good or evil. Religion is only a tool] and Can you be Good without God? — the conservative Christian author and cultural scholar Dinesh D’Souza and the libertarian skeptic writer and social scientist Michael Shermer, square off to resolve these and related issues, such as the relationship between science and religion and the nature and existence of God. This event was one of the liveliest ever hosted by the Skeptics Society at Caltech, mixing science, religion, politics, and culture.

Also see:

Holons and The Four Ways of Being

Unlocking the Mysteries of Life.

Nietzsche’s Warning:Madman in The Marketplace

A Thought From Alexis De Tocqueville

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

Part Four:

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