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Wheel Theory, The Projective Line, and the Trinity; Finding the Trinity in A Priori Systems

The doctrine of the Trinity defines the Trinity of persons in one nature of God; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  In the Trinity, the Father is not the Son is not the Holy Spirit, but all are one unity of God.  God is the first mover and the progenitor of all things.  In this way, the combination of the Trinity and God as the first mover creates the basis of a theological system in which we can find A Priori parallels in the methods which we apply to our experience of the material world.  At the origin of mathematics is the concept of the unit or a ‘natural number.’  Since all numbers are derived from various logical operations applied to the original unit, the unit is the foundation of the A Priori system of mathematics.

As the unity of God contains three persons, the unity in mathematics contains three numbers.  These three numbers are {∞, 0, 1}. Commonly in mathematics division by zero (and hence infinity) is not allowed or accepted as a number.  However, there is a type…

The True Constructive Love and the False Deconstructive 'Love'

At the essence of this earthly world is revolution: a perpetual lust for change and rebellion prompted by man's pride.  As the world is continuously changing, so is mankind's relationship with each other.  Love is that which constructs better relationships within mankind and between man and God.  As love is inherently constructive, there exists, presently, a paradox: in the current era, 'love' is used to justify more relationships than ever before; however, mankind is increasingly atomized as well.  The reason for this inverse relationship is because man has adopted a false definition of 'love' to suit his present circumstances.

One of the common sophistic attributes of love is the motif that 'love knows no bounds.'  This motif originates from misinterpretation and abuse of 1 Corinthians 13:7.  The real meaning of this Scripture is that love is all enduring as a means of God's will.  However, through oft-interpretation among the people and the event…

On Mortal Sin and Deals with the Devil

Mortal Sin, being a sin that meets the requirements of; relating to grave matter, committed with full knowledge, and deliberate consent is often hard to escape.  Initially, a person with a conscience will know not to commit a mortal sin.  However, what leads a person to mortal sin is often not an attraction to the sin itself, but instead, a secondary aim in which the sin is a means to an end.  Oftentimes, this aim is material and fulfilled within our lifetimes, but the outcome (which need not necessarily be connected to sin) is often paved in sin.  The physical actions of repetitive mortal sin that originate from one initial moment of weakness where the worldly and lowly overcome the spiritual; where a man places this life over the next, inevitably result in a recurring sin originating from the will to the earthly end which the sin helps achieve.  This initial act which places one in a state of recurring mortal sin is called ‘a deal with the devil.'

A deal with the devil, as often…

On Orthodoxy and Religion

Religion is not only the belief in a higher power, an absolute, or a personal god, but exists as a mechanism by which man can come closer to that which objectively transcends himself.  Our physical reality is material. This material is only understood or known subjectively, i.e. through the input of sense data into our objective selves (and therefore mind).  Religion gives us access to knowledge which allows us to transcend the material realm and access an objective and logical version of ourselves — a self that our physical and subjective version is just a mere shadow of.

God as a structural concept (being all-powerful) must therefore transcend and control all things.  However, given our limited and infinitesimal relationship to the absolute, humans can never fully understand or create a true absolute — consequentially, we can not create a perfect picture of reality because of the infinite amount of information we would have to process about the world.  Orthodox religion, however, gi…

Argument for the Existence of an Absolute

[This is an idea for an argument for the existence of the absolute that I have mapped out.]Any attempt at defining knowledge already assumes a definition of knowledge.(all words require concepts
all concepts require knowledge
a definition depends on words)Knowledge as knowledge means that philosophy starts with self-referentiality.Reality is composed of knowledge.Reality is a tautology.(Anything that happens within reality is true because knowledge cannot be false)Since reality functions and is valid, it must be complete Reality as a system is infinitely complex.
(An infinite amount of propositions)Reality is incomprehensible as a whole.No formal system of reality can be complete.Transcendence is required for reality to be complete.Some knowledge exists outside reality.Reality cannot be transcendent.Reality requires an outside source of transcendence.  An outside source of transcendence is an absolute.Reality exists.The absolute exists.

The Philosophy of Human Flourishing [pt. 3]: The Role of the Nation and Economy

[This continues from part two, where the morality of human flourishing is proposed.  This continuation applies the morality to both the government and economic institution.]

In modern democracies, the government, corporation and individual are differentiated by moral standard and economic power.  I do not differentiate between the economic actions of a national governing body, economic institution, small business, or individual economic actor — the choices of each can have effects on the whole of society.  While the individual, corporation and government all tend to have differing amounts of power, the good nation is able to unite all aspects of its productivity towards improving its own collective lot and bettering its economic and social standards for all good citizens.  This necessitates that the same moral standards not only to be present for the individual, but also the collective and corporate (government included).  If we recognize a body of governance as an economic institutio…

The Philosophy of Human Flourishing [pt. 2]: The Morality and Aesthetics of Human Flourishing

Since the form is a construct of our mind that allows us to associate our ends (value-preferences) with physical means (capital) for the intent of manifesting the ends in reality.  This leads us to a definition of rationality; the man that aligns his ends with the capital that provides him the greatest materialization of his end is rational.  The insane man does not discriminate between the proper capital to manifest his ends: thus the insane man is irrational.  For example, an insane man at a campfire may attempt to use a fire as a ‘seat’, instead of the stump near the fire as a seat (both can be ‘seats’ if a man uses it to ‘sit’, but the stump can be declared to be a ‘better seat’).  Nature rewards and selects for rationality; the man who prepared for winter would outlive and reproduce more than the hedonistic man.  Nature rewards rationality because those who are rational create and gain more resources and thus have more resources to manifest ends.  The end of natural selection is…