Free Will, False Idols and Orthodoxy. One Love. #ConquestofDough

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and rationalism. And in response to those Hellenistic influences, there were a lot of
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preachers trying to get the Jews to return to the traditions and the godly ways of the
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past, including the Sadducees, and the Pharisees, and the Essenes, and the Zealots.
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And one of those preachers, who didn’t fit comfortably into any of these four groups,
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was Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus was a preacher who spread his message of peace, love and,


Determinism Free will and Predestination – Jews, Christians, And Muslims

The earliest Muslim position, namely the Mu’tazilite, distinguished between God’s causality and that of human acts, for which humans are praised or blamed. God is not responsible for sin. In contrast, the Ash’arite position is that humans appropriate an act that comes from God. Although humans are responsible for their actions, they do not act independently of God. The Sunnis adopted this account, although there is no clear explanation of what this appropriation is. The greatest medieval Jewish thinker, Moses Maimonides (1135–1204), reacted strongly against the Ash’arite position. His reaction is at least partially based on the Jewish Scripture’s insistence that God’s covenant with the Jews requires a free response. In general, Muslims emphasize God’s providence, whereas Jews emphasize human freedom.Christians share the same difficulties as Muslims and Jews, but they also hold the doctrine of predestination, according to which God’s providential decision to save some humans is prior to their response. Augustine developed this teaching in opposition to the Pelagian position that humans can obey God’s commands and merit heaven without the special form of help from God that is called grace. He argued that human freedom is severely damaged by original sin and that humans are unable to perform meritorious actions on their own. Moreover, Augustine and his followers responded to a position that was later described as Semipelagian, according to which humans have the first choice in accepting or rejecting grace. The Western Church condemned Pelagianism and Semipelagianism.

Read more: Determinism Free will and Predestination – Jews, Christians, And Muslims – God, Humans, Augustine, and Human – JRank Articles http://science.jrank.org/pages/9399/Free-will-Determinism-Predestination-Jews-Christians-Muslims.html#ixzz5Itbql7Gl
From 9.36 The Speaker who’s name is I think, Raspect, Sums up the COvenant made between those of Orthodox Faith with their God. or their Truth, this is what I also Believe.

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no more fencing bukhari more fainted and
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Safie Muslim and if the hope is in your
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heart so that’s why the Quran says the
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only scholarship usually the only stone
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is school or only thing you need to

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understand the Quran is as a sin
let’s have some fun right the profit in
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the Torah
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did not come to talk to the people I
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already did with ranch this they came to
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reaffirm that but they came to speak to
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that when it was worshiping the boat and
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car you understand
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so every prophet in the Torah including
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Allah
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I think Islam came to deal with the
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people that was leading with
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unrighteousness but there was people
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that was dealing with righteousness yes
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antique and and all all the prophets
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came to do is reaffirm what they were
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already dealing I do original way from a
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scholar
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I’ve got take it from a companion
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[Laughter]
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[Music]
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it was in here for the Muslim come here
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if and when you come here to learn as
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well so let’s go let’s go let’s go come
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on guys they will start when you when

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you have or someone you don’t know you
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NHS on Target to Fulfil Naylor Report Targets, This Just in from Nostradamus.

Global Financial Crisis 2- The Biggest Crisis is a lack of imagination and acute Private Frazierism.

 

 

Visitor to a village stops a local and asks, “How do I get to Aberdeen from here?”


Local answers, “Och, if I were going to Aberdeen, I wouldn’t start from here!”

 

http://www.nakedenergy.co.uk/product/how-it-works/ combined vacuum tubes and solar voltaics’ an awesome Project. I was just musing on whether this had been done yet and sure enough, here it is.
Lots of doom and gloom is very easy to embrace, yet the more I look at the Tech sector not just in digital signals and controls capability but also microgrid networking and permaculture portfolio solution as opposed to high efficiency monoculture solutions the more clear it becomes that the starting assumptions employed for diagnosing the current problems are not and should not be the same starting assumptions used to break into the Future Paradigm.

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Money is simply done wrong at the moment I found this short article quite instructive I read it this morning.
http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2018/06/the-five-stages-of-money-and-why-were-stuck-at-stage-4.html
The Five Stages of Money (and why we’re stuck at stage 4)

Stage 3 money so efficiently and effectively made possible—they can also be issued and used as direct government payments for non-profitable goods and services. This can happen because (a) it “costs” the government nothing to produce the promissory notes, and (b) they provide real income to the citizens providing the non-profit generating services. In other words, Stage 5 money can uniquely and directly be used to pay citizens, on a large scale, to undertake, design, build, and provide non-profit goods and services which, until now, could not be undertaken or accomplished without stressing the monetary system itself (i.e. by “printing money”).

Its worth reading the whole thread Here to get a flavour.
https://surplusenergyeconomics.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/128-gfc-ii/#comments

 

 

The great weaknesses – probably fatal – of our global, industrialized civilization: the dependence on ever-greater levels of credit/debt creation, (and on the capacity to service both by states and citizens) and the total dependence upon complex machines which are themselves the product of a global, over-extended (from a resilience point of view), supply chain.
The two are inextricably linked. Even simple products are no longer manufactured as they would have been pre-1945, nationally. No growth = failure of all financial structures and mechanism = collapse; self-evidently.
What would be the model for a no-growth, or imperceptible-growth, economy and society for say, the UK? It would take us back to that existing in 1066, with corresponding population levels. Even then, international trade existed, above all for raw wool, making England the richest kingdom in Europe, and so worth the trouble William the Conqueror took to seize it (and the hire of mercenaries to do so).
We cannot have modernity, vast populations, and ‘no-growth’, and therefore it cannot in any way be planned for. Unfortunately, the soil fertility and natural and human resources available in 1066 no longer exist and cannot be conjured up even over decades. The peasant/hunter is born, not trained. The soil is degraded and infertile, and as for woodland, heath, water…….. Population level would have to far, far lower than that obtaining then.
Ideas of ‘doing more with less’ trough technical inventiveness are puerile fantasies in this context: complexity does not solve the problems of complexity in such a crisis situation, of such profound extent and magnitude.
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Historically, when complex societies can longer sustain themselves – see Tainter and not a few others – survivors have fallen back on agriculture and pastoralism, which, and this is of supreme importance, were modes of life which had continued largely undisturbed by the growth of the metropolitan areas, ad often environmental degradation was limited, above all when complex irrigation schemes had not been developed and over-grazing taken place. Nomads just carried on doing their thing…….
Previous empires climbed the ladder of growth, but left the lower rungs largely intact, and mankind could climb down and start again, or stay at that basic level (see Greece, which was no more than a collection of primitive -but well-adapted – villages and very small towns, when the Ottomans conquered it).
In contrast, modern industrial civilization, inflated grotesquely on oil and gas, has effectively kicked away all the lower rungs – creating vast populations, which cannot exist outside the urban environment, minutely divided as to labour and specializations, and destroying the ecological base of future production.
As an foot-note, this destruction of natural capital also means that the quantity of rations which ensured survival in 1939-1945 i the UK would have utterly inadequate nutritional content today, and more would be required – I believe the less has been quantified as 20-50% of nutrition due to soil degradation. The result would be slow starvation, consequent epidemics – and loss of mental capacity

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Two Videos I think Point towards the essentially differing world views The Doomers and the Optimists have , here they are.

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This does not embed but click the link it is worth watching.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/188886964?color=ffffff&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 Martin Nowak: The Mathematics of Cooperation from Why Are We Here? on Vimeo.

A Final Word from Peter Kropotkin, a Biologist, from his Classic Text, Mutual Aid a factor in Evolution.

The importance of this distinction will be easily appreciated by the student of animal psychology, and the more so by the student of human ethics. Love, sympathy and self-sacrifice certainly play an immense part in the progressive development of our moral feelings. But it is not love and not even sympathy upon which Society is based in mankind. It is the conscience—be it only at the stage of an instinct—of human solidarity. It is the unconscious recognition of the force that is borrowed by each man from the practice of mutual aid; of the close dependency of every one’s happiness upon the happiness of all; and of the sense of justice, or equity, which brings the individual to consider the rights of every other individual as equal to his own. Upon this broad and necessary foundation the still higher moral feelings are developed. But this subject lies outside the scope of the present work, and I shall only indicate here a lecture, “Justice and Morality” which I delivered in reply to Huxley’s Ethics, and in which the subject has been treated at some length.
Consequently I thought that a book, written on Mutual Aid as a Law of Nature and a factor of evolution, might fill an important gap. When Huxley issued, in 1888, his “Struggle-for-life” manifesto (Struggle for Existence and its Bearing upon Man), which to my appreciation was a very incorrect representation of the facts of Nature, as one sees them in the bush and in the forest, I communicated with the editor of the Nineteenth Century, asking him whether he would give the hospitality of his review to an elaborate reply to the views of one of the most prominent Darwinists; and Mr. James Knowles received the proposal with fullest sympathy. I also spoke of it to W. Bates. “Yes, certainly; that is true Darwinism,” was his reply. “It is horrible what ‘they’ have made of Darwin. Write these articles, and when they are printed, I will write to you a letter which you may publish.” Unfortunately, it took me nearly seven years to write these articles, and when the last was published, Bates was no longer living.
After having discussed the importance of mutual aid in various classes of animals, I was evidently bound to discuss the importance of the same factor in the evolution of Man. This was the more necessary as there are a number of evolutionists who may not refuse to admit the importance of mutual aid among animals, but who, like Herbert Spencer, will refuse to admit it for Man. For primitive Man—they maintain—war of each against all was the law of life. In how far this assertion, which has been too willingly repeated, without sufficient criticism, since the times of Hobbes, is supported by what we know about the early phases of human development, is discussed in the chapters given to the Savages and the Barbarians.