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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, Sarah Palin and Glen Beck are gathering thousands of right-wingers near the Lincoln Memorial. It is somewhat ironic, given that they are equating their cause (free market fascism) to the civil rights movements of the 60’s. Palin, an ex-governor, and … Continue reading

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Moving

We are traveling into a new logic beyond age, beyond race, beyond gender, beyond subject, beyond genre, beyond theism and atheism, beyond capitalism and socialism, beyond nation and tribe, to where? to where? to where?

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The Search/Propoganda

Every moment is spent in search. Is it really right in front of us? – Satori? And what happens once we’ve found that moment? Should we drop everything and clutch it for the remainder of life? Is it to be … Continue reading

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Purpose

The purpose of life is to live.  I cannot remember a beginning – it is as though I’ve been here eternally. I fear death because I cannot comprehend eternity ending. We are time, fearful of itself.   We are surrounded by … Continue reading

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50,000, Value, God, Jesus & Satan

A couple days ago we reached 50,000 hits.  My typical take on this would be to disregard the mark as an arbitrary number.  That is to say, it possesses a weight that 23,766 does not, and we can explain this by … Continue reading

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We Are All Connected

Mutual friend of Active Philosophy Pancho showed me this great video.

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Universe, part III

Hey There! So I basically agree with this post.  However, I want to state what I believe is a TRULY important distinction. You say, ‘There are many scientists that entertain and encourage these trains of thoughts, so one cannot simply … Continue reading

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Universe, part II

This is in response to Universe. At times The Universe feels like God in new robes.  The Big Bang (it’s capitalized!) has a remarkable amount in common with Genesis.  Many scientists at the beginning of the 20th century including Einstein were … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. V – Conclusions

This is the final post in the series about Wittgenstein – what he wished to accomplish with philosophy and a summary of his thoughts. The following are taken from Culture and Value and Philosophical Occasions. “People say again and again that … Continue reading

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Wittgenstein on Philosophy, Pt. IV – Language Games

The following passages come from Wittgenstein’s magnum opus – Philosophical Investigations.  An understanding of language games is essential to his philosophy. A langauge game relates to philosophy in ways described in the previous three posts – it deceives us into belief … Continue reading

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