You choose your belief
I’d love to be wrong, I really would – but unfortunately this is all there is. That means belief in spirits, other realms, and even escaping the cycle of death and rebirth is all in your head. Their only real reality lies in the psychological impact those notions have upon you and your emotions.
To put it another way, it’s as if you had a red sweater but you imagine it’s blue – you do this because it makes you feel happier and you wear it more often that way.
Continue reading “Believing is Seeing”
I’m intrigued by websites like www.jedichurch.org and https://www.templeofthejediorder.org/ claiming to venerate the force yet call themselves ‘jedi’.
Why? If there is any real understanding of The Force, and if one truly venerated it, then one would have to appropriately name one’s church to allow both Jedi and Sith to ‘adhere’ to it. Continue reading “A “Jedi” Religion”
I don’t mean what is the force in the Star Wars movies or what people wish it could be.
I mean if the Force were real, here-and-now; what is it?
Continue reading “What is The Force?”
About three days ago I combined the ancient symbol of the taijitu with the modern one we all know as the ‘yin and yang symbol’ into one single image. I’ve set it as my desktop wallpaper: Continue reading “The Taijitu and Gravitational Waves”
If ever there was something which merited the name “God” in my eyes, it would be the Mobius Strip. But I don’t believe in a personal, let-alone sentient, god. I’d be far more inclined to call it “Tao” instead. Buddhists might call it “Om” (or “Aum”). Mathematicians should call it “i” (the square root of negative one), but there are even more examples in Mathematics (the involution, the half-rotation, inconsistency, contradiction, “not” or the symbol ¬). Electronics circuits represent it as the inverter whose ouput feeds back into its input. Philosophers might call it “contradiction” or more formally the “paradox of self-reference” epitomized in the Liar Paradox:
“This statement is False.”
Continue reading “The Deep Symbolism of the Mobius Strip”
“The Tao that can be named is not the Eternal Tao”
“He who knows does not speak; He who speaks does not know.”
I speak now, because I do not know. I’m wondering aloud.
Continue reading “On the Ethics of Silence”