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Christianity Critique Theology

Against Aquinas’ Incarnate Christ

The purpose of this critique will be to address Aquinas’ theology of Incarnation from Summa Theologiae, wherein he justifies by manner of metaphysics the incarnation of Christ. I will quote Aquinas and then follow with my remarks. In explanation to those unaware of how Aquinas formatted his Summa Theologiae, he begun with the article’s question […]

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Theology

Will to Power to Will.

On Nietzsche’s “will to power”, we might better rewrite it “will to power to will”. The accumulation of power can never be an end. An end entails rest, and power unexercised contradicts its essential act of motion towards end, so power at its end no longer exists. First will (FW) knows last will (LW) and […]

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Theology

On Beauty and Love.

The triadic communion of All is 1) the emanation of Beauty, 2) the reception of Light, and 3) the impartation of Love. The Good of Theos resounds in All, imbuing everything with their goodness. But Theos is not Beauty as He is even greater, yet by Beauty He is known and seen. But Theos is […]

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Theology

Short on Pax Deorum.

[2019] What is the purpose of life and to what goal or intention should we be aspiring? Appearing absent perhaps in the more simpler understandings of our ancient religions, or even sometimes in the more complex ones, is a succinct and clear purpose for our individual human lives. In my view the purpose of life […]

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Theology

On knowledge, wisdom, mind, and the gods.

[24 July 2020] There are told many understandings in regards to the metaphysics of reality, some we find to be more compliant with truth than others, and from the philosophical discourse of metaphysics are attempts to deduce our picture of what is authentically real. It is sometimes maybe thought to be the ugly side of […]

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Theology

Dodekatheon in Proclus’ order of causation.

The below graphic is a digitised version of a graphic designed by Thomas Taylor in his translation of Elements of Theology by Proclus. The assignment of gods and goddesses to each of Proclus’ spheres is my own addition. A hyparxis is a Neoplatonic term for a hierarch or leader of a particular hierarchy, in this […]

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Theology

Answers on godly perfection.

The following was in reply to a question regarding how the gods can be perfect if perfection entails undistinguished union with The One, and if the gods are restrained to their natures: 1. Perfection is exterior to The One, The One is not “perfect” because to be perfect implies the opposite state of imperfection, as […]

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Theology Worship

Holistic worship.

There are a number who would say that we should ignore some certain gods, dismissing them with words they presume derogatory, naming them “lunar”, “chthonic”, and otherwise. It has been a prevailing meme in some circles to mock goddesses as feminine, weak, and predominant worship of them a symbol of inferiority. Worse yet, some would […]