Tuesday, March 3, 2015
With more than 30 percent of the Bible market, the NIV has loyal following. When translators introduced a language update of the NIV (the TNIV), ass-backwards "Americans sounded the alarm." (cypher) have been lost more often than not. Add that puns and wordplay were often employed by the pre-standup comic element of the genre [of scriptural writers]. modern words are 'best estimate' selected to translate or illuminate the metaphor in the ancient scripture. writing of Dogen)! Furthermore, more recent examples are available. The debate itself is informative of how little we know - or can know. It also explains the generation-to-generation language gap.
Monday, March 2, 2015
First, JEB was inspirational at CPAC. Now, on to something that matters... Declarative Knowledge is found in books, lectures, speeches, and videos. reference Procedural Knowledge is found in experience, practice, hands-on workshops, and the like. Declarative Knowledge has little practical value while Procedural Knowledge has great value. It's like the old saying: "Give a man a fish and he may eat it. Teach a man to fish and he may feed his family." At least until the fisheries are depleted. Old sayings do not take into account new conditions. So it is with sitting. HERE is the Declarative Knowledge - from which you learn little. HERE is the practical value lesson - demonstrated. go sit for 30 minutes. Accept no substitutes.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Thomas Jefferson once wrote: "I have sworn upon an altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. A nation cannot be both ignorant and free." The Peale portrait (1791) is here: Pity the ignorant, pity the republican.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The Tory Party traces its politics to the English Civil War. The Royalist (or "Cavalier") supporters opposed the supporters of the Long Parliament (todays democrats) upon which the King had declared war. In America, we have no 'divine right of kings' but we do have the 'divine right of wealth.' (or the "Cavalier" elite) So America's first Civil War was actually between those favoring a representative government - free of crown, aristocracy, and church - v. those who supported the king, the nobles, and the Anglican Church. It is incorrectly called "the revolutionary war" of the Colonial States in conversations today. Those who favored the crown became Canadians! And, far from Anglicans, many of our founding fathers were NOT even Christians! I am not goring the sacred cow! NOT a Christian. AT least one president was an atheist. I suspect there were more than a mere handful when you include Lincoln, Jefferson, and others who have been recently researched through their letters. But the truth never mattered to right wingnut politicians. Anyway, delusional thinking is a minor issue where delusional belief structures are cast in concrete. The elites in amerika use their God-given wealth to buy the very government that represents spit in the eye of those Christian principles they parrot - and the uneducated line up to swallow the hook! The right wingnuts spitting at the left.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Anyone with 1/2 a lick of sense knows that I happen to LOVE stupidity. And the Discordians mastered the put-on where hoards of the stupid are considered. pun intended). To Discordians, chaos is good. Historically, early Discordians were insomniacs who met over coffee in a bowling alley in Guerneville. Guerneville has been occupied by Scientologists, HERE Direct link HERE. And spit out the hook(s). Guerneville has become a gay encampment - which is no surprise. It seems that the republican party is a cult of closeted gays who pray in public (instead of the closet) and then claim the high moral ground. I would say "shame on them" except there is not enough shame in the world for them...