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PostSubject: Faith   Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:01 pm

Just like a truth told so as to be understood will always be believed, a reality shown to be necessary will always be willed.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Faith   Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:10 pm

Things happen because people will other things to happen.

This is the case, because no one who acts fully accounts for all the actions of the others.

So no action is rational in the long run. It can only be justified in the moment.

Justified actions followed with regularity imprint the will on millennia as on wax.

All unphilosophical actions are partial, and there are no impartial actions, thus philosophy doesn't act.

Philosopher understands the pieces into motion.

Now the philosopher sees this but the other doesn't. What is seen from the outside is that the philosopher understands, and as such wills the things as they are.

But the philosopher is animated from within by the very same things as the things that animate him from the outside;  
paradox is just one of many axes that need to remain invisible for the wheels of our mind to find grip on them, and the consistency of patterns that we can discern is the same consistency as our discernment, and whether or not they seem separate is due to the lower or higher quality and degree of our valuing integrity.

Philosophic integrity is human gravity and has moons that act.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Faith   Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:37 am

I don't use the word "faith". But I do use the word "will".

Faith is passive; will is active.

I'm not sure what you are pointing to here.

I don't agree that "... no action is rational ..." But it can be argued that the action taken may not have been the best of all choices if all facts and possible ramifications were known.

That's all I can say for now.
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PostSubject: Re: Faith   Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:25 am

Fixed Cross wrote:
Just like a truth told so as to be understood will always be believed, a reality shown to be necessary will always be willed.

As to the latter, I wonder why? Plain common sense and logic? Survival?




Man and things.-- Why does man not see things? He is himself standing in the way: he conceals things.

from Nietzsche's Daybreak



How true this is.

 

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