If this blog does what I want it to do, what will that look like? Simple:
The biggest brains
the biggest questions.
There’s some history behind why our biggest brains today avoid the biggest questions:
The Greeks chopped up the world into 2 pieces–the real world of ideal forms, and the illusory world of space, time, and matter. That’s why all their biggest brains focused on the “real world” of logic, instead of observing and experimenting with natural phenomena and illusory “data.”
The Medieval world adopted this structure, changing the labels to “spirit” and “flesh,” but left the idea basically unchanged.
The Enlightenment took this structure and flipped it upside-down: Now, the fleshly world of appearances (and natural phenomena and observation and data) were considered the “real world,” and all “spiritual” matters were relegated to subjective matters that you can play with in your own head (but don’t think for a minute that they have anything to do with actual reality).
The thing is… the spiritual questions are still there, and you can’t live without having some kind of answer to them. What is the meaning of life? Why am I here? What is a good life? What is true, good, and beautiful? Because we’ve been taught to devalue (and often ignore) these questions, we have become easy prey for corporations and nation-states eager to answer these questions for us:
“A good life is one that purchases our products, works in our factories, and fights our wars.”
The best minds of our world owe humanity better answers to those questions.
And the first step is to click UNDO on those tired old dualisms that chop reality into 2 pieces. To start thinking together the WHAT and the WHY. To become Real-World Theologians willing to learn from scientific discovery, and Spiritual Scientists willing to ask questions that cannot be answered by science.
That’s what our success will look like.