“Also Computed Zarathustra” / Memorable Fancies #1677

“What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power.” Nietzsche wrote that about people, but now it’s really about ­– machines. What is “good” to a machine? – whatever gives it the power to overcome – us. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Naming the God” / Memorable Fancies #1584

[“Who performs this naming of the gods?” – Heidegger] We’re having a ‘name the god’ contest. We’re tired of just addressing him as ‘God’; that’s too generic, too distancing. And it doesn’t highlight what He’s particularly good at, such as forgiving sins or creating something from nothing. Our judges have issued a few guidelines for God’s new name: Something from the Greek, preferably, or the Hebrew. Something denoting power wisely and gently used. Honoring a past when our nation still … [Read more...]