Cats and dogs

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Even though most people think that dogs are more masculine, cats are more feminine animals, and, clearly, more men are related to dogs as well as more women are found among cat owners, the truth is that cats are much more masculine than dogs, and dogs are considerably more effeminate creatures than cats. Men, due to clear evolutionary reasons, like to be providers. They like to feel that someone needs them and someone’s safety, well-being,…
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Material time

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While most people would like to think about time as a physically ungraspable, abstract concept, the truth is that time is of matter. It is made of matter, in fact, it is matter itself. There is no time without matter just as there is no matter without time. In other words, time and matter are the same one thing, and time is synonym for matter as well as matter is synonym for time. There isn’t…
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The Catholic Party

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  Catholic Bishop Decrees Lawmakers Who Voted for Same-Sex Marriage Should Not Receive Communion   The bishop is right: those who voted for same-sex marriage should not receive holy communion in the Catholic Church because (1) the Catholic Church is a worldwide political party that has the right to define its own laws and rules; (2) these laws and rules must be strictly observed by those who decide to maintain affiliation with this political party; (3) the…
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Knowledge and wisdom

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I find two types of “knowledge.” One is traditionally called knowledge and refers to biologically stored material information that dwells in the brain. This knowledge is cognitive or empirical in nature, and it is either developed through learning or memorization, or biologically inherited in form of instincts. It is imperfect, and it will always remain imperfect since matter (the brain) is imperfect and finite. No perfection, full understanding, full discovery, or full revelation can be…
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Life as a process

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The dramatic loss of tonality in the 20th-century music is not accidental. While tonality lends an understandable framework, a reliable context, belonging, and stability to music, the lack of it reflects a sense of instability, lostness, bewilderment, and incomprehensibility. The sweet familiarity of tonality comes from man’s familiarity with perfection. The loss of such familiarity demonstrates man’s understanding that in the world there is no room for perfection. The 20th century lost connection with the…
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Money, happiness, and the human body

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When I ask myself whether money is good or bad, or is related to happiness, I come up with the following reflection: Money is neither good or bad, it is a simple tool. Money is not related to happiness. What it buys is. In other words, let us see why we need and use money in the first place. I can’t speak about other civilizations, but in the Western culture, money is the only guarantee…
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A rough existential sketch

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We (want to) believe that only what can be cognitively grasped exists. We cannot name one thing, idea, or phenomenon that could potentially exist without being materially cognized, for in the moment we cognize it, it is materially existing – at least in and by our material brains. Consequently, we come to the conclusion that for existence, material cognizance, or, matter, is needed. In other words, matter originates existence. But how could matter exist without…
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The qualitative gap

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Let us consider what exactly distinguishes man from the rest of the natural world. Without intending to collect all aspects, I will focus on the most obvious ones: certain phenomena similar to (biological) emotions (e.g. the ability to smile or cry), abstract thought (e.g. language, arts, religion, philosophical reasoning), self-awareness (e.g. altruism). Why does not the rest of the natural world have these features? Maybe because man is the most developed natural being (animal)? That…
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What is God? What is man? II

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To get to know the creator, we must get to know man, that is, the creator’s own image and likeness. To do this, we need to focus on man’s ultimate essence, in other words, the nature of humanness, the only shared trait in every single human being regardless of origin, age, culture, or any other circumstance. What can this lone common feature be, this human essence shared by all souls irrespective of age, history, social…
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What is God? What is man? I

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I’d like to understand God. Not to understand who this well-known Christian God full of human characteristics is, or who that Eastern goddess, this Jewish Yahweh, or that Muslim Allah are – all equally designed, created, characterized, identified, and precisely described by their own cultures, times, politics, economic interests, literature, and other social trends. What I’d love to understand is the ideal, the concept, and the phenomenon that humanity refers to as God. The driving…
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Meditations II

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Modern man dreads and ridicules subjectivity. He believes that, in order to find the truth, he must be fully objective, and must exclude every single trace of subjectivity from his inquiries and speculations. Subjectivity, however, exists, and is part of reality. It is among the ingredients that make up the fullness of reality, the ultimate truth that we so badly want to decipher. By excluding subjectivity from our investigations, we deliberately prevent ourselves from understanding and…
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Before

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Before you see anything, you see yourself. In other words, everything you see and experience is filtered through your personal frame of reference, and therefore everything gains a unique sense in your mind which sense cannot be shared with anyone else in the exact same way. But this is only the most superficial aspect of the fact that before you see anything, you see yourself. Coming to the world at a certain point of a…
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