“Is our technology changing what it means to be human that much?
This is a question without a definitive answer … so far. Futurists claim we are already cyborgs (we have glasses and pacemakers and use Google instead of memorizing things) and are going to keep changing, while leading sociologists of technology like Sherry Turkle point out that this often has more in common with malnutrition than evolution: just as eating junk food will keep us alive but not make us healthy, social networking and modern media are a cheap substitute that doesn’t really fulfill our needs as human beings.
New Existentialist Eugene Taylor has suggested that trying to deliberately “advance” the human species has been tried many times before, and always failed. “
This is from a very interesting article on the subject. Well worth the read.
What are your thoughts on how technology is changing human society & the actions/thoughts of Individuals? Do you think Empathy is something we can teach, or are (as the author suggests) times of solitude also important to help humanize ourselves? Let me know your thoughts in the comment space below.
Children have the ability to amaze & to inspire us beyond the bounds of what we think is possible. Take for example my eight year old son. We were on our way home from our weekly Beaver meeting & he started asking me about God. Now, we have talked about God before, a subject that he is keenly interested in. My wife & I have him enrolled in a Catholic school, even though neither of us are Catholic. The reason why he is enrolled in a Catholic school is because it was the only school in town at the time that offered French Immersion education.
Anyway, about this Theological discussion. I can’t quite remember how it all started, but I do know that he brought up the subject…
Behind every Door is a possibility.
Behind every Fear is a crutch.
Behind every Spirit is a desire.
Five more to face.
Five more to bear.
Five more to suffer.
Yet we must acknowledge that there is Suffering & move on…
Four times ten plus three times two & an extra two…
Illusions upon a stone wall…
I see this.
Yet I Choose to accept their Validity.
I give them Authority over me.
Yet I still have my Will to Power…
Fresh air & grasslands await me.
I will return Home.
I will be where I am meant to be at the moment I am meant to be.
I just need to take that next step…
The Journey never ends. Every new corner simply opens up more possibilities.
Anyone who knows me, knows that my biggest addiction is Music. Even those who only “know of me” are aware of this fact. Music has always been part of my life & I cannot conceive of it not being part of my life. So it should come as no surprise to anyone here that I am today musing upon the glorious frequencies & their connection to metaphysics.
If I may, I’m going to start with a quote from one of my favourite song writers (coincidentally, I am listening to his “Eulogic Album” at the moment – Temple Of The Dog)
words and music – My only tools
lets fall in love with music
the driving force of our living
the only international language
divine glory, the expression
the knees bow the tongue
the lord of lords, the king of kings
words and music – My only tools
from Man Of Golden Words
Mother Love Bone
Music has been an integeral part of our Spiritual & Religious experience from time immemorable. Hymns, chants, &c… are present in just about every Spiritual Path & Religion known to humankind. But why is this? What is it about Music that helps us connect to the greater Spiritual presence? Continue reading
Taken from the Welsh, here are some Triads to get you thinking about Wisdom.
3 Virtues Of Wisdom
To Be Aware Of All Things
To Endure All Things
To Be Removed From All Things
Yet Monty Python said that he: “…was a drunken old fart” Still, he had a lot of good ideas & is considered the father of modern philosophy.
So, do you completely trust your senses & the information they relay to you every single moment of your waking life? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Tell me any of your experiences when your senses have deceived you.
If every thought one thinks thoughtfully fulfills the goals one seeks, how much more powerful would our thoughts truly be? Then does it not make sense to know one’s goals & to keep those goals at the forefront of one’s mind at all times?
Over 2000 years ago, Plato described reality in terms of an Allegory. He was keenly aware of how much of what we Believe is simply illusions we Choose to accept. This wonderful animation perfectly presents his Allegory Of The Cave.
Are there any other Allegories or Parables that have helped you understand life? If so, I want to hear about them. Tell me what stories inspired you to look at the world differently.
Welcome to the first post on Sacred Knowledge!
Epistemology, or the Study of The Theory of Knowledge, is a very important field of Philosophy. It asks the questions: How do we know that something is True? How do we Justify the things we think? And, what is the source of Knowledge?
Check out the Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy’s Introduction To Epistemology Page for an overview of the subject. Now, just a little warning: this is a rather technical rendering. Anyone unfamiliar with philosophical jargon might get lost real quick. But fear not, I’ll be posting a more user-friendly introduction to the important subject in the not too distant future, so stay tuned!