Whatsup

28.7.14

Exams must evaluate only whether students have understood what they have read, and are able to think critically (analytic & synthetic) about it, & whether they are able to make relevant applications from the knowledge. Their memory (especially of details) should not be tested, and all tests must be open-text!
The quality of their notes, references and assignments can be evaluated. If they are able to recall & present a very brief, simple & clear overview (basic outline) of what they have learnt from the extensive reading, that must be enough!
The final (& main) examination must be a viva-voce with the teacher.

Men are more independent, untamed & less possessive. But women are more attached/dependent/jealous.
Men want to give their wives more freedom, but that is not what they want, and women want more loyalty from their husbands which the men find most difficult to give……
So is conventional marriage a sadistic & silly institution of a stupid & rigid society?!

Ancillary
Subsidiary

Professional ethic – do NOT mix pleasure & work. For any activity, only one can be explicit/deliberate, & the others implicit/unconscious. E.g. Religious, ethical & aesthetic

26.7.14
– What does a person gain if he/she is so very smart, but lacks a singular passion?!
– Prayer is the experience of being naked before the One who clothes us with his own body, stripped & broken for us!
– “The brilliance of cleverness is never enough. One must quietly close one’s door and undergo in solitude the bitter purge of self-catharsis before the ultimate.”
– “To follow Christ as (my) conscience dictates.”
Is that an accurate & adequate definition of discipleship?
– The Sophianic metaphysic!
– Dialogical love, abundant being & soceital tensions
– Finding one’s own way of being in the world
– “Kingdom of GOD” – so, have you identified that one supreme value in your own life for which you would (gladly) sell everything else you have?!
– Life, love, light
– Readings:
“Beyond friendship & eros – Unrecognized relationships between men & women” – John Scudder & Anne Bishop
– Hermeneutic phenomenology
– Sexual authenticity
– Distinguish:
Sex
&
Gender
– Nature/instinct
Vs.
Culture/conscience
– Hey Joe, this alternative rhythm thing, doesn’t it dilute/dissipate any & all intensity & focus? Isn’t ‘variety’ the enemy of mastery?
Yes, but my goal is not to accomplish something great externally, I’d rather become a uniquely beautiful (& therefore powerful!) person.

28.7.14
– It is indeed sad that you don’t know even one person with whom you can be a 100% transparent!
– Freedom – from the external pressure to do, & the internal compulsion to have!

29.7.14
– Instead of 4 hours of M.A. study on alternate days (from Monday to Saturday), 2 hours everyday will be better.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – work days. Do as many tasks as possible!
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday – except the 2 hours study, basic daily chores & time-sensitive tasks, you’re free!
– Movies:
“The Spectacular Now”
WOW!
Why can’t I ‘just live’?

30.7.14
– A/C – 2 hours per night – 4 or 6 months a year?
– Saturdays – ministry-fellowship meetings. So no M.A. study
– Experience ┬╗ journal ┬╗ blog!

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Mixed

24.7.14

– Joe, don’t you think that your obsession with self-expression & individual freedom is a little too childish? Aren’t adults supposed to be more focused on love & responsibility?

– Comportment

– The Real

Vs.

reality

– Ecstasy, horror & trauma

– Theurgy

Henosis

– Hermetic

Cabbalistic

25.7.14

– The criminalisation of privacy

– Along with the basic material, physical, spiritual, psychological & social needs – the need for solitude (personal/private space), the need for entertainment/recreation & sexual/physical intimacy…

– Movies:
The Last Seduction
Why was this movie given five stars on RogerEbert?!

24.7.14

What is an over-achiever?

Church – if the Bride is also the Body, then does that also have implications for monogamy in marriage?

Dream: I am writing the NET exam and I am extremely frustrated & angry! Vijay annan is also with me, trying to help me out……

Polyandry

Random

21.7.14

– The subject & the Big Other

The particular & the universal

The phenomenal & the noumenous

– The immanent Word is manifested AS – what it has always been – concrete flesh!

22.7.14

– Novelty, variety & challenge are good… except in the area of sexuality, right?

Hold me loosely ma……

23.7.14

– The suffocating & trampling of self-expression/individual freedoms, all in the name of:

GOD

Morality

Marriage

Decency

Order

Harmony

Sanity

Society

Family

Security

Stability

– If GOD himself has relinquished ownership of us as His creatures & children, & granted us full freedom to be ourselves, then what place does the conventional notion of “possessiveness” have in marriage?

– Marriage is NOT a static socio-legal institution, but a dynamic, mutual-reciprocal & voluntary inter-personal arrangement!

– Even the most liberal folks become conservative when it comes to the question of sexuality!

Why?? There is no doubt that there is something profound & ironic behind this……

– The fear of the unknown is the greatest enemy to the desire for the ideal!

– I hate/rebel/reject/ condemn the authorities/structures/ forces that intimidate & deceive us into resigning/surrendering to the status quo!

– Power as freedom

Vs.

Freedom as power

– A martyr for chaos!

21.7.14

Braggadocio Rodomontade

Lying-in Travail

Scullion

Facsimile

The gaming community

Gruelling
Defence of the Ancients – Warcraft III

Serious interest

Portfolio

Personable

22.7.14

Compossibility

Plotinism

Infinite order

Theology as master-discourse

Resist injustice
&
Love your neighbour

Virtuous advisers

Continence
Vs.
Repression

Personhood/soul > individuality/self!

The Christian ethic:
Worship (fear/obey) no one except GOD alone.
Love your neighbour (includes enemy!) as yourself.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Love one another as Christ has loved you.
Whatever you do to the least of these, you have done it to GOD.

Joe, Christianity is so beautiful & good, so why don’t you trust it as truth, and live by its light?
…Obey it as authoritative & glorify it as great?

Can a prostitute have a normal love-life?

There can be no (commitment to the) common good without (subscribing to) normative truth (metaphysical & ethical)!