[UMC] a holistic take [rectified]

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   ~~~~~   A founding error of this "[UMC'] ..." project When I initiated this project attempting to disrupt the doom-loop in which The People Called United Methodist [UMC] have been caught for the past fifty years, I took off on … Continue reading [UMC] a holistic take [rectified]

[UMC] Genocide by censorship

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   ~~~~~ Serial narration "Two hangmen" mash-up Last week we talked about a problem, i.e., the foolish notion that thought-policing might actually be possible. Similarly, the 'On Point' program, linked below, describes what I would call an Orwellian rectification: a … Continue reading [UMC] Genocide by censorship

[UMC] ‘Get your program, here!’

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   ~~~~~ Serial narration   Process Last week I admitted that I'd made a foundational error, and I repented of it (I hit the reset button and turned in a new direction). I introduced a simple new typology that offers … Continue reading [UMC] ‘Get your program, here!’

[UMC] Stymied by structure

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   ~~~~~   A serial narration My "UMC schism, a holistic take" project is a narration of my hypothesis, i.e., the 95% solution [95%S]. I've argued that our traditional thinking habits ["rock logic"] and our premises ("tradition" vs. "inclusion") have structured … Continue reading [UMC] Stymied by structure

“I Am Right You Are Wrong”

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   ~~~~~   Change There are experiences that change our thinking. (I include books in this. Reading a book can produce a thinking-changing experience.) Recently, I discovered that sometimes we may not realize the long-term effects an experience, or a … Continue reading “I Am Right You Are Wrong”

And, if pain is a premise?

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   ~~~~~   Our premises create structure As in the theory underpinning "ice nine," our premises create structure. [Ice-nine is a fictional solid polymorph of water from Kurt Vonnegut's novel, Cat's Cradle.] The past five weeks ["UMC schism, a holistic take" mini-series … Continue reading And, if pain is a premise?