A day in the life…
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Today, the importance of life and death is to the forefront of my mind. The finite nature of life as against infinite is a recurring thought and I would like to address it. (at least in part) Infinite is a term use to describe an endless or indeterminate period of time,maybe It is a term which is more comfortable in the subject of theology. What if the human cannot comprehend it as we are not meant to and indeed have not the capacity ,and is it a term from a place called “out side time” or “timelessness”.(Gods country)
The terms finite and infinite inevitably leads to the subject of the Cosmos,the universe,spiritually and religion and where do I fit into this ‘cosmic’ plan This dilemma is best described by a term from the book written by the German seventeen centenary philosopher Immanuel Kent called “The Critique of Pure Reason”, he writes in answer to the subject”The starry skies above and the natural law within”
Coming from a Christian background it is no surprise that I often struggle with this subject.The struggle is as old as the faith itself which I struggle with.The term I favor is “Faith and Reason”. This argument between faith and reason began in ways in the Greek philosophy tradition between Plato and his successor Aristotle .This subject is aptly shows in a famous Franco by the renaissance artist Raphael between 1509and 1511. in the Vatican.The art work is called “The School of Athens”.In the fresco painting Plato and Aristotle are the center figures making strong statements.Plato is pointing his finger towards the sky implying that the answers are outside and above the human sensual capacity and only by somehow the human can separate from the senses will a logical acceptable answer be achieved .As against that Aristotle is holding a book in one hand and pointing the other towards the ground.
This body language indicates that the method to understanding is a scientific approach .Although this Greek question is over two and a half thousand years old it is still debated
Where in my life does this fit ,on not …(to be continued)