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We need a triad that makes sense for now

We need a triad

that  makes

sense for now

That triad is

Reality

Ethics

Aesthetics

We’ll

explain

Not either-or

We cannot progress individually or planetarily without moving past binary thinking. Binary thinking stops at two. It contains little or or no thought about ethics. It clings to one side of something until the other side collapses and then it declares victory. Until the other side gets up the strength to to fight some more. This is the stuff of fiction and the sad result of fact. It is like a disease. It eats away at the fabric of hope.

If either-or is the only answer, thinking is merely a matter of remembering what you believe. But if all you believe is that you must strike out and if the result is harm,  you are engaged in a closed loop, based on either-or.

Either do this or do that. Never a third option. Or another way. Or an alternative. Whether we are talking of an individual or a group, things tend to come down to either-or.

There is one big  reason the binary way fails. It fails because preventing harm (ethics) is not even on the table.

Triadic thinking is an automatic brake on the harmful binary mode.

It interposes ethics between the matter at hand and the action that ensues. It subjects deeds to the criteria of truth and beauty. It is a wake-up call. A mindfulness nudge. It is a call to remember binary history when ethics was largely ignored and misunderstood. It is a call to the unprecedented in today’s iffy world.

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When you forgive Abba will forgive you

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When you forgive Abba will forgive you. This is his single covenantal rule. When you forgive the wrongs of everyone, Abba forgives the wrongs you’ve done. Practice reciprocal forgiveness daily. You will see. What’s done is done. Walk on. Walk right. Walk free.

From Abba’s Way 100 Aphorisms in “The Jesus Interview” http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088OXZ6Q

Further Reading

Abba’s Way Stephen C. Rose: Kindle Store http://buff.ly/1hLcfvJ

Triadic Philosophy 100 Aphorisms Stephen C. Rose: Kindle Store http://buff.ly/18AboEw

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Abba hates injustice and deceit

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Abba hates injustice and deceit. Cruelty revolts him.  Don’t be cruel. Tempted to strike out? Stop in your tracks. Let Abba show you there’s a better way.  Abba helps you rise above the pain. Abba helps you past bad memories.

From Abba’s Way 100 Aphorisms in “The Jesus Interview” http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088OXZ6Q

Further Reading

Abba’s Way Stephen C. Rose: Kindle Store http://buff.ly/1hLcfvJ

Triadic Philosophy 100 Aphorisms Stephen C. Rose: Kindle Store http://buff.ly/18AboEw

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Abba is the good news Jesus brings

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Abba is the good news Jesus brings. Abba cuts through all hypocrisy.  Abba  lays out love like endless stars.  Abba shares the deepest truth of all. The truth that all moves like a symphony. And that the final word is harmony.

From Abba’s Way 100 Aphorisms in “The Jesus Interview” http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088OXZ6Q

Further Reading

Abba’s Way Stephen C. Rose: Kindle Store http://buff.ly/1hLcfvJ

Triadic Philosophy 100 Aphorisms Stephen C. Rose: Kindle Store http://buff.ly/18AboEw

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Abba is the one Jesus prayed to

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Abba is the one Jesus prayed to. His name means father, dad or friend. Abba is Aramaic, Jesus’ tongue. By any name, he is in everyone. “In everyone” means none are set aside, forgotten or deemed unworthy of Abba. Abba’s joy is in contact with those who never dreamed of being one with him.

From Abba’s Way 100 Aphorisms in “The Jesus Interview” http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088OXZ6Q

Abba’s Way Stephen C. Rose: Kindle Store http://buff.ly/1hLcfvJ

Triadic Philosophy 100 Aphorisms Stephen C. Rose: Kindle Store http://buff.ly/18AboEw

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Archibald and the Deity

 

The following conversation took place between Archibald Fleetwood and a person we must assume to be the deity. Or at least Archibald assumed so. Archibald was in the habit of having long conversations with him. He maintained to anyone who asked that he (the deity) was within him (Archibald) and that such conversations were not much different than talking to oneself. The reason he was adamant about the deity was that their conversation involved powers ordinarily associated with the deity. I mean the protagonist of various holy books, including that perennial best-seller, the Bible. I offer here, with no further comment, Archibald’s remembrance of the exchange. D stands for Deity, A for Archibald.

A:

I was playing slots today on my computer and I spontaneously asked you for a little help. And then I wondered, do you do that sort of thing?

D:

Ixnay. No way. There is nothing more silly than the notion that I would intervene in such a situation. That would ruin everything. I do not intervene. It’s your show.

A:

Wait a minute. Atheists have a field day with your omnipotence and omniscience. What are you saying?

D:

I am saying that it would be a huge violation of the freedom that is universally bestowed on all creatures for me to muck with a process that evolves naturally, according to the way things are.

A:

The way things are?

D:

I don’t like the way people draw a distinction between chance and mechanistic notions, as though I had no sophistication when it comes to such things.

A:

I got you. So you are saying that most prayers lofted in your direction are useless.

D:

Don’t get me started. The only prayer that is worth anything is what we do. You know I am around and you make use of that. We go back and forth. You know enough to realize that I am not involved in altering things that work perfectly well with no interference, not because they are machines but because they are real, reality, now and so forth. Getting the world to work is your job, not mine.

A:

What about when I do ask for something? And you come through?

D:

You are simply aware that things have turned out as you wished.

A:

So you are quiescent, Taolike. Zen?

B:

Tucked into the book of Job there is a bit of poetry that comes pretty close to saying who and what I am, in addition to being your friend and a friend to anyone else who has the wisdom to seek me out.

A: You are transfixed, awed, in love with the whole thing and you wonder why we aren’t as well.

B:

That’s one way of putting it. People are too afraid. They invest their energies in shutting things out. People are the crown of creation! Life is there for you to solve.

A:

The mind, you mean.

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That is the end of Archibald’s message. I doubt anyone will credit it as being more than the supposition of a fellow who has nothing better to do than to while away the day playing slots on his computer.

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