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go ahead you can laugh all you want to... but i've got my philosophy

I’m caught in the trap of… do I have anything to say? I get this desire to write, but don’t always know if what I have to say is pertinent or meaningful. If it isn’t pertinent or meaningful, should I really blog about it? This is always the dilemma in my head, but as I check my statcounter stats and know that I have regular readers, I fear that I disappoint when my posts lag a bit. This past week I received an email from a friend who told me he enjoys my posts. I’ve been mulling over his thoughts all week in that he said “Especially when you deal with the mundane you approach the sublime.” I loved hearing that and really enjoy hearing what people think about what I’ve been thinking and saying. So maybe it is that I just need to share, open myself up a little and see what it is that I have to say. Scary thing to do for an introvert, but I’ll give it a shot.


I had a lot of time to reflect this past weekend in house-sitting without internet or tv. (Though I must admit that I brought over my own tv antenna so that I could watch the Sunday lineup and subsequently ended up watching way too much of the Olympics.) I had a discussion at some point this weekend that made me think back to my ethics class specifically relating to morality, and right now am in sort of a place where I plan to do some reading relating to morals and ethics just because it intrigued me. I resented most of my ethics class because my TA just didn’t seem to care much, so when it came to studying Kant, Hume, and Locke specifically relating to morality I just sort of got by. I’d really love to study that for the sake of studying that, so I think I will. Currently the theories of morality I think about outside of the realm of Judeo-Christian ethical imperatives usually revolve around Nietzsche just because his philosophy is still fairly fresh in my mind and it truly is fascinating to me. A friend once asked me where we can find morality without there being the assumption of Morality dictated from a higher power. At the time I couldn’t answer that question, and still think that I would struggle to do it justice, but I think some postmodern theories of morals and morality can lead us to some interesting conclusions. *end philosophical rant*


I guess I state all that to say that maybe I’ll find some interesting things to talk about while I dive into some philosophy or maybe I won’t.


I’m also working through Emerging Churches by Eddie Gibbs and Ryan Bolger and absolutely loving it. I’m still in the history stuff, but this book will likely be the book I will recommend people read when they ask me about EC. So again, there may be stuff up here eventually about that.


Things are going well overall I guess. I suppose I don’t have much to say since my mind has been fixated on all of this philosophy stuff the past few days. I have been known to get in a rut of thinking and can’t think of much else, so I’m pretty sure that’s where I am currently. Oh well, such is life.


Coming soon, a reflection on Lent. But for now, I should go do what I need to be doing, whatever that is.

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