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Creuset of Ideas
A collection of various ideas



Archives of 2007-07

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Another morning spc

2007-07-23 @ 17:54

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July’s theme, for the self portrait challenge was elements: Water - Air - Earth - Fire (the Chinese would say they forgot Wood, but that’s another story). haven’t the opportunity to participate till now, although I almost reposted this one of me at l’Île-Rousse, in Corsica, before vertigo took over:

île-Rousse

(I would so go back there any day) Continue reading »

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Connected

2007-07-17 @ 15:59

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TMCM

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Eye of the insulted?

2007-07-6 @ 12:56

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Have you ever asked yourself who decides what constitute an insult? If we’re talking about verbal insults, is it the one who says it, or the one towards whom it’s directed?

Let’s take two examples:

  1. Someone calls you a weirdo, a term which, to you, is accurate, even pleasant; does it become an insult by sole virtue of the insulter’s intention?
  2. Someone talks to you like you’re one of his palls, you find that insulting, but is it an insult?

In this second case, we could argue that it’s not, and that the situation can be easily corrected by informing the speaker of our dislike (it’s more a question of ignorance and etiquette). But in the first example, we can feel insulted by the intent, whatever the word used. But if we’re not, the insult can turn back on the speaker: if we choose to take it as a compliment, it becomes insulting in it’s lack of success.

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God complex

2007-07-6 @ 12:55

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That was a strange place to have a revelation, but there you have it: it happened in a church. Although it would seem fitting that it was about God, it had more to do with logic than religion. My revelation, which I’m sure others had before me, was that God, if It exists, cannot be both perfect and interventionist. To be more accurate, we cannot have both an interventionist God and a perfect creation.

If creation is perfect, as some would have it, then there is no need for God o meddle with it, unless It’s bored and looking for something to do—but perfect beings don’t get bored. Then again, maybe his interventions are all part of the plan, which ipso facto makes Creation imperfect since it needs interventions.

I can only see three possibilities here (then again, not being perfect, my vision is limited – which is actually nice, since it gives me a good reason to wear kick-ass glasses):

  1. Creation is perfect and God doesn’t interfere
  2. Creation is imperfect and God has to tweak it from time to time
  3. God is part of creation and that’s why It intervenes.