Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty

According to the bible, after being released from bondage in Egypt, the Israelites wandered the desert for forty years, until they finally reached the area where they would permanently settle, known as the Promised Land.  The desert or Sinai is the place where old slave habits must die.  A new generation or foundation is formed before one may enter the land flowing with milk and honey.  Releasing old slave habits applies both individually as well as collectively. 

The Promised Land is the land which, according to the Tanakh, was promised and subsequently given by God to Abraham and his descendants, and in modern contexts, an image and idea related both to the restored Homeland for the Jewish people and to salvation and liberation are more generally understood. - Wikipedia

The Mayflower set sail in 1620 from England with pilgrims to the New World seeking religious freedom.  The pilgrims to the New World have wandered in the desert for 400 years.  Will the old slave habits die and a new generation properly enter the Sweet Land of Liberty?           

Dr. Williams shares warning about the loss of liberty – Life, Liberty & Levin    

“Mark Levin:  How would you define liberty?  Dr. Walter Williams:  I would define it as people being able to engage in peaceable, voluntary exchange without interference by others.  And, typically down through mankind's history, liberty is not the normal state of affairs.  That is throughout mankind’s history he’s been subject to arbitrary abuse and control by others.  The amount of liberty Americans have and perhaps western Europe as well, the amount of it, is relatively rare in humankind.”     

Slave habits are hard to die and freedom seekers soon forget, in the cares of the mundane world, the memory of the Promised Land.  They lose sight of the promise of their forefathers and sell their birthright for mineral possessions, vegetable comfort, and animal status.   

Humankind has an opportunity right now to enter the Promised Land, the Sweet Land of Liberty.

3rd Dog

Monday, January 27, 2020

Beauty, Truth, and Goodness

Beauty, Truth, and Goodness

The transcendentals are the properties of being that correspond to three aspects of the human field of interest and are their ideals; science (truth), the arts (beauty) and religion (goodness). Philosophical disciplines that study them are logicaesthetics, and ethics. - Wikipedia

Rudolf Steiner stated that the primary function of education is to exercise the students' faculties of thinking, feeling, and willing. These basic human qualities manifest in civilization as the "eternal verities" of truth, beauty, and goodness, and these in turn, in science, art, and religion.

A single lecture first published in 1927, by the Anthroposophical Publishing Company, London. This booklet was reprinted in 1986 by kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Press, London, successors to the Anthroposophical Publishing Company (vol. 220 in the Bibliographic Survey).

This volume is presented here with the kind permission of the Rudolf Steiner Nachlassverwaltung, Dornach, Switzerland.  A lecture by Rudolf Steiner Dornach, January 19, 1923

The transcendentals of truth, beauty, and goodness are closely intertwined. Dubay (1999) observed that “Truth beauty and goodness have their being together, by truth we are put in touch with reality which we find is good for us and beautiful to behold. In our knowing, loving and delighting the gift of reality appears to us as something infinitely and in-exhaustively valuable and fascinating.” In seeking to discuss one, the others are naturally and organically brought into the conversation. The Cardinal Newman Society - 

January 27, 2020
3rd Dog

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