The New Testament’s “world” is any setting where The Two Great Commandments – love of God and neighbor – are not dominant.
The plural of person is an illusion.
Poetry is when language becomes self-aware.
Narnia as the mood of John’s Gospel
Take the mood – and I mean mood – of John’s gospel, especially the last 2 chapters, and imagine a whole world that feels like that, and you have Narnia.
Sentence: Authoritarian Personality
Whoever is obsequious to superiors will also be domineering over the less powerful, for the whole personality is authoritarian. The easiest diagnostic is how the subject treats foodservers and retail clerks.
Sentence: When the words in the laws don’t count…
…there are no laws.
The idea of a machine: once a procedure is understood, it should never need to be done again by human hands.
Sentence: Dialectic becomes logic
The transmogrification of Socrates’ “dialectic” into Aristotle’s “logic” is a great unnoticed deterioration.
Your wishes oppress you if they don’t become actions.
My performance-oriented self reads my faith as an accomplishment worth zero.
Gentlemen: you might think your bed is attractive and perfectly functional, but new forms of bedclothes are yet to be invented, by women.
Sentences: Intellectual fads
Freudianism was one of those captivating intellectual fads that turned out, in the end, to be an extended tautology.
Normal is the one thing I never wanted to be.
Einstein’s “God” was interested in an elegant cosmos but not in people – oddly, just like Einstein.