Tag: knowing

  • “Too many people will never come back.”

    “Too many people will never come back.” Those are the words of a local pastor. No, he was not talking about people leaving for another religion or denomination or leaving the congregation. Because of our experience with Covid-19, many are waiting it out to see how it all turns out after a vaccine works. The virus is […]

  • Are we really semi- Pelagians and don’t know it?

    Today the 3rd of July in 529 was The Synod of Orange. There was a group Led by the ‘Augustinians‘ of the day, (somewhat forceable group too). After exerting influence, the synod upheld Augustine’s doctrines of grace and free will while condemning the views of Semi-Pelagians, including John Cassian and Faustus of Riez. They believed the human […]

  • Thinking of Origen’s visionary experiences

    A common perception among many if not all of the patristic fathers and mothers was the understanding of what we call “significant‘ in our lives as being something we learned through experience. We then give ‘meaning‘ to the reality experienced. This applies to our spirituality and our search for the ‘significant other‘ in our lives […]

  • The difference OF being human in the age of the autonomous revolution

      By now, most of us who have been working from home or laid off because of the virus. Our lives have changed. At the same time, we are entering the next major revolution called “Autonomous Revolution.” As humans, we have evolved through the agricultural revolution and then the industrial revolution, which included a massive […]

  • Reflections on the times of our lives

    A friend and colleague from my former life in technology and I were talking yesterday afternoon and discussing some of the models on the virus, the real question is, what do people think is going to happen after their two weeks or three-week shut-in ends? This virus is not going away till we have a […]

  • What size is your bedroom closets Julie Peller Ph.D

    The size of bedroom closets has expanded over the years with the rise in clothing purchases. Worldwide, the demand and manufacture of garments have been increasing and will continue to grow, especially those made from synthetic fabrics.  More and more clothing and other fabric-based products will be made from polyester, nylon and other petroleum-based resources, […]

  • Are we moving towards utopia or dystopia?

    As the autonomous revolution evolves, we will need to rethink the model we currently have for distributing “wealth,” which is basically through work, and this will be an issue when more than 50% of the people no longer work as we know it today, like punching a clock or being put on a salary, but […]

  • The Difference it makes

    I would like to share with you some thoughts about the world of technology that for many of us we enjoy, seem to not be able to imagine living without it even when it is at times frustrating. What is the difference it all makes? As we enter the autonomous revolution, understanding philosophy, which I […]

  • Will the ‘Autonomous Revolution’ usher in Aristotle’s ‘Eudaimonia’?

    “What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless but disastrous.” ~ Thomas Merton “The abyss that separates us from ourselves.” I […]

  • In life our “Why?” has to be bigger than our “Why not?”

    The benefit of changing must surpass the comfort of staying. the WHY and why not are in the context of a cause-effect…..of Objective and Subjective. The WHY is the objective question we ask about life and the why not is the subjective component. without the WHY in our life, THE WHY not will lead us […]