In nomine patris…

An angel once told me, that castles of sand never die; each grain’s being washed ashore other isles, carrying whispers of hands having caressed breasts of lovers long gone… You king’s lusting lips cannot condemn you Esther… His tongue’s still tasting sweet nectars, drops of gold, diamonds of your passion’s unforbidden fruit… One day, when … Continue reading In nomine patris…

Barley fields…

There will be times, when mothers shall kill their children, for breakfast, with long statements about short shelf-life dairy products, aged in old casks soaked of cheap bourbon… My mother did just that one selfish morning, with wings wide open of bats long dried under suns never known unto the sons of men… My father, … Continue reading Barley fields…

“Poland lost chance to build bridges between Russia and Ukraine at Auschwitz – ex-PM…”

http://rt.com/news/225995-auchswitz-russia-ukraine-meeting/ "[...]Polish officials chose to make it clear Putin would not be welcome at the event, with Moscow sending a lower ranking official to represent the country at the commemoration, while Poroshenko would be a guest of honor." In my humble opinion, Poland's understandable reaction against Putin, shouldn't be considered a general attitude towards Russia, … Continue reading “Poland lost chance to build bridges between Russia and Ukraine at Auschwitz – ex-PM…”

Rewriting history? Polish FM says Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz, Russia puzzled…

http://rt.com/news/224891-poland-ukraine-liberated-auschwitz/ Young survivors at the Auschwitz, liberated by the Red Army in January 1945 (Photo from wikipedia.org) «The Polish Foreign Minister’s statement that it was the Ukrainians who liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp has puzzled Moscow. Russia’s UN envoy remarked that the Soviet Army, which liberated the camp, was actually multinational. “The 1st Ukrainian front … Continue reading Rewriting history? Polish FM says Ukrainians liberated Auschwitz, Russia puzzled…

Dark past: Latvia blocks Nazi Holocaust exhibition in Paris due to image fears…

http://rt.com/news/224591-latvia-blocks-holocaust-exhibition/ " Latvia has cancelled a Holocaust exhibition in Paris for the fear of tarnishing the country’s image as the Baltic nation currently holds the EU presidency. The exposition was to tell the story of child prisoners at a concentration camp near Riga. The display was organized by historians from Latvia, Russia and Belarus and … Continue reading Dark past: Latvia blocks Nazi Holocaust exhibition in Paris due to image fears…

“Freedom of speech has limits – Pope”

"Freedom of speech has limits - Pope http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30835625 " According to the BBC, "Pope Francis has defended freedom of expression following last week's attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo - but also stressed its limits. The pontiff said religions had to be treated with respect, so that people's faiths were not insulted or ridiculed." … Continue reading “Freedom of speech has limits – Pope”

Hypatia of Alexandria and NASA

materialism, mysticism and art

Rachel Weisz as Hypatia in 'Agora' Rachel Weisz as Hypatia in ‘Agora’

The NASA website, appropriately and to their credit, has a page on the Neoplatonist Hypatia.

The text states:

‘Sixteen hundred years ago, Hypatia became one of the world’s leading scholars in mathematics and astronomy. Hypatia’s legendary knowledge, modesty, and public speaking ability flourished during the era of the Great Library of Alexandria. Hypatia is credited with contributions to geometry and astrometry, and she is thought instrumental in the development of the sky-measuring astrolabe. “Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all,” Hypatia is credited with saying. “To teach superstitions as truth is a most terrible thing.'”

If only the scientists at NASA were to study and understand Hypatia’s philosophy and developments on it by others, particularly Hegel and then Marx and Engels, who stood it on its feet in a material world, they would…

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(…)reason

There's never been an age of reason. Loneliness marched upon us as ashes thrown back upon fields of blood soaked memories of ungrateful departed... Loneliness doesn't reason; it just sinks thought and unthought requiems of undreamed nightmares... The day our consciousness became attached to reason, another age was born: the age of treason...

“Animal instincts”, the universal commonsense standard of morality…

It started to dawn on me that I, and most of us with a keen sense of right and wrong, were actually wrong, insofar as attempting to isolate morality as a concept to humans alone, when it does actually exist as the most basic and utterly common quality of all members of the so called … Continue reading “Animal instincts”, the universal commonsense standard of morality…