Friday, February 25, 2005

My problematic Background check

I need to fill out this online form for my background check for the ELCA. The problem is it asks for addresses for places I've lived for the last 7 years. Only 4 differant places of residence, but for the life of me I can't remember my address in San Antonio (though I figured out my Zip code was 78217). Odd.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

I done got flowery on myself

Sometimes Rousseau’s thinking comes out of left field. It could be that is because his thinking is divorced from reality to such an extreme that he is no longer even talking theory, because theories are supposed to involve possible real world results, but myth or metaphysics. It could be that Rousseau’s simply thought from a different context from almost everyone around him; his childhood included losing his mother, wandering the world alone at a young age, and converting to several different sects of Christianity. If the former is true Rousseau is to be pitied, and the French Terror to be expected, but if the latter is true it is possible Rousseau could be seen in his own right as a sort of Lawgiver. A man who experienced the Europe around him at a more cosmic scale, and was able to predict trends, relativize faiths, and, as some of his disciples suggested, become a prophet of his age. Either way at times facts, empiricism, the validity of myth, and perhaps reality itself, become beholden to Rousseau’s own thoughts.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Went to a pre-V2 Catholic Church today

The whole service was in Latin. I was quiet and respectful, but felt like tapping a few thesises on the door.

Why Rousseau depresses me

"All that remains of this encounter is a quite vivid memory tinged always with affection and sadness like all the emotions that still occasionally touch my heart."
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Reveries of the Solitary Walker
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