Keep an eye on anyone who says you don’t belong.
They are trying to sell what is not.
What is not is any way that says you do not belong.
We are belonging itself.
Belonging-Itself. is the unpronounceable name of God.
The new direction of the possible is not given by abstract theological or metaphysical considerations regarding the essence of God, but is illustrated through phenomenological descriptions and inspired by the presence of the Other, as a person (persona or prosopon) in epipha- nic moments, such as the burning bush, the transfiguration of Christ, or the rereading of the Song of Songs. Are these glimpses purely phe- nomenological? They are already hermeneutical in that they refer to the text of the Holy Bible, especially in chapter 2 of The God Who May Be, in which Kearney proposes an exegesis of the famous quotation of Exodus. The reply of God to Moses, ‘‘‘ehyeh ‘asher ‘ehyeh’’ is first understood according to the traditional ontological reading, ‘‘I am the one who is.’’ The second reading is eschatological and stresses the future mission of Moses as well as our possible commitment to the promise of God: ‘‘God does not reveal himself, therefore, as an essence in se but as an I-Self for us’’ (GMB, 29). Beyond any negative theology, this reading is completed with the attempt of a via tertia, inspired by Eckhart’s interpretation of God as passage. How is this third way the ‘‘possibilizing’’ of God? It is through a paradoxical ‘‘possibility of the impossible,’’ a desire beyond desire. Such a deconstructive hermeneutics of the would-be may lead to a poetics of the possible God in the conclusion of The God Who May Be.
(—from chapter Is the Possible Doing Justice to God? By Dominique Janicaud, p.107, in After God, Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy, Edited by, JOHN PANTELEIMON MANOUSSAKIS, c.2006)
President Trump on Tuesday went after a 75-year-old demonstrator shoved violently to the pavement and injured by Buffalo police in a video seen by tens of millions, advancing — without any evidence — a conspiracy theory that the incident could have been “a set up.”
“Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. “75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than he was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?”
Mr. Trump evidently was watching the One America News Network, a channel aimed at viewers who think Fox News is not supportive enough of the president and that he has been promoting lately.The network aired a segment referring to the incident as “so-called police brutality” and suggesting without evidence that it was a “false flag” incident staged by antifa, a loose movement of anti-fascist activists.
Two Buffalo police officers were charged with felony assault after a widely viewed video taken by WBFO, a local radio station, showed two police officers shoving Mr. Gugino, who has been identified as an activist and a member of the Western New York Peace Center.
The president’s tweet drew immediate condemnations.
“He should apologize for that tweet,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said. “Show some humanity.”
“You think the blood coming out of his head was staged?” he asked, incredulously.
(—from New York Times, Trump promotes a conspiracy theory suggesting that an injured Buffalo protester was involved in a “set up.”, 9june20)It’s hard to imagine the degradation impulse that must live in him.
When I wrote of the women in their dances and
wildness, it was a mask,
on their mountain, gold-hunting, singing, in orgy,
it was a mask; when I wrote of the god,
fragmented, exiled from himself, his life, the love gone
down with song,
it was myself, split open, unable to speak, in exile from
There is no mountain, there is no god, there is memory
of my torn life, myself split open in sleep, the rescued
beside me among the doctors, and a word
of rescue from the great eyes.
No more masks! No more mythologies!
Now, for the first time, the god lifts his hand,
the fragments join in me with their own music.
(Poem by Muriel Rukeyser)
We acknowledge the Trinity, holy and perfect, to consist of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. In this Trinity there is no intrusion of any alien element or of anything from outside, nor is the Trinity a blend of creative and created being. It is a wholly creative.
Writing to the Corinthians about spiritual matters, Paul traces all reality back to one God, the Father, saying: Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone.Even the gifts that the Spirit dispenses to individuals are given by the Father through the Word. For all that belongs to the Father belongs also to the Son, and so the graces given by the Son in the Spirit are true gifts of the Father. Similarly, when the Spirit dwells in us, the Word who bestows the Spirit is in us too, and the Father is present in the Word. This is the meaning of the text: My Father and I will come to him and make our home with him. For where the light is, there also is the radiance; and where the radiance is, there too are its power and its resplendent grace.This is also Paul’s teaching in his second letter to the Corinthians: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. For grace and the gift of the Trinity are given by the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit. Just as grace is given from the Father through the Son, so there could be no communication of the gift to us except in the Holy Spirit. But when we share in the Spirit, we possess the love of the Father, the grace of the Son and the fellowship of the Spirit himself.
(—from A letter of Athanasius to Serapion, c. 361ce)Love.