[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] 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?

divisive premises -> structure

a mystical möbius — curating facts, ideas, text, and media to create a contemplative space.   ~~~~~   B&W absolutist premises -> schismatic structure Many folks trust that God justly executes absolutist judgments; however, most people (95%?) deeply comprehend that humans do not.  In the last three missives (part 1; part 2; part 3) of the … Continue reading divisive premises -> structure