images of authority and God

“shes black ”


available at https://youtu.be/1Ftd5RBFYW0

“we are in rebellion against the authoritarian father “

-Alan Watts

Alan Watts discussed the “the specific nature of authority”, that is the absolute truth of the way things are or happen .

“to be substantial is to be underlying “

as it relates to space (depicted as black). this is a “Yin and Yang school”( 陰陽家/阴阳家 ) and early Taoist concept that Alan chooses to apply to the imagery of Deities.

https://echopen.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/Kali_Devi.86952cbadb69_TH.jpg

Kali 1770

This discussion focuses on “the specific nature of authority”, that is the absolute truth of the way things are and happen , and as it relate to imagery and art different faiths
” shes black ”

what ever floats your boat

I live in a “mix” of faith in my community. its pretty evenly agnostic (including apathetic agnostic ) and different Christian denominations.
Christians tend to believe in transcendence to the standards of God spoken of in “the sermon of the mount” . Their authentic standards are judged against God,the Bible New Testament teachings. this maybe in the afterlife or during life.

Agnostics , Deists and Atheist are not particularly organised, many like it that way, they follow the law and/or their own standards of authenticity and such.

Buddhists are of many flavors. Alan Watts has been popular reading in North America pertaining to Humanism , Humanistic Psychology and Buddhism ..

Humanist simply put high priority on humans.
Humanistic psychologist almost all wish for a Human race that suffers less.

Zen Buddhist believe that although absolute truth is UNknowable , the “Face of Gods” as no more than metaphors, they practice “being” with the true nature of “the way thing happen

she is black

gestalt chalice

 Namaste

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into the frying pan-theist

we sure love labels.
I am no longer telling people i am agnostic when they ask me about God. It is much more accurate to call me a Pantheist.

I still believe that mans knowledge is limited, there by rationalism is not necessarily empirical. And that absolute certainty is unattainable by man. I mostly concerned with the existential, after all it is where life takes place. and i still respect the dignity of others, and serve to encourage the conceptual autonomy of others…so i am still humanistic, ethically.

you may label me what you want.. but i guess i will tell you i am a” pantheist existential-experiential humanist post-mod”… if you ask. I also like football. and i like meditation…
nothing has really changed, but I thought I’d clarify.

next post: about the two categories of meditation in my daily life.