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The Greatest Threat to Shalom Today

You need to understand this: The modern journalist is the new Secret Police. Insofar as you would expect a police state regime in the USA, the primary threat to your sanity and safety is the mainstream media. In popular terms, … Continue reading

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The Taste of Truth

We are wired for narrative. The Hebrew culture was mystical in nature; it was part of the Ancient Near East (ANE), which is a collection of cultures and civilizations that shared a mystical orientation. Westerners have struggled to make sense … Continue reading

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Linguistic Cynicism

Just for the record: My use of Oester and Odin as symbols are a matter of semantic choice; it’s grammar in the sense of usage — what’s familiar to the broadest portion of the reading audience. One of the few … Continue reading

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Some More Babylon

The symbolic logic behind parables requires quantum thinking. It requires that you tear things down to the smallest practical level, including thinking about thinking itself, and become aware that a particular symbol has meaning on multiple levels. The parabolic symbols … Continue reading

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Potty Mouth

Our society’s obsession with cursing and foul language shows up as both a prissy objection to it, as well as a rejection of that standard by free use of such language. Yet even those who approve of cursing get tired … Continue reading

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Realm without Words

What can I tell you? I don’t want meaning. I want peace and faith. I want a connection to the Creator so that I can discern His character directly in Creation. What my mind can make of these things is … Continue reading

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What the Hell?

Some of you get it, but it seems there is enough confusion that I need to restate things for clarity. I use the English word “Hell.” If you have been paying attention, you’ll notice I use it in the vernacular … Continue reading

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Answering Final: Otherworld

We come to the end of this series, and frankly some half of what I might have said in the first place shows up in the comments in reply to other comments. It occurs to me one point in particular … Continue reading

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Depth and Height

Metaphors are so much fun! In the Bible, the language of parables (“parabolic language”) and symbolic logic are the standard. Just grasping those things on their own terms is a whole new vista of sky and mountain that does not … Continue reading

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Divine Sense of Humor: Dominant English

English is hardly the best language to arise from human intellectual chaos, but it’s the one I know best. Part of that knowledge includes a lot of study in etymology and chasing out the roots through other variations in the … Continue reading

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