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by cadfael
Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 18
Views: 1990

We all have weakness but we must try to overcome weakness. Read about that in the book Ecce Homo by Nietzsche.
by cadfael
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: just discovered joseph campbell
Replies: 45
Views: 7255

Nietzsche? In someways he was just as convaluted as Socrates. Just because a person puts forth ideas intelligently does not mean that all of their arguements are correct. A philisophy book that I once had said that even evil people can sometimes tell the truth. This idea refers to Martin Heidegger. ...
by cadfael
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Mythology and Religion
Topic: Its impossible to prove Biblical claims
Replies: 59
Views: 14560

We have faith in our reason and experience. Astronomers and Cosmologist can become greatly enthusiastic about their theories. There are moments of faith, but the most intelligent theorists will admit their speculation along with the emperical evidence. We cannot make no definitive conclusions about ...
by cadfael
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 18
Views: 1990

Compassion is what the weak cry out for. The Earth is not always benevolent. The Universe is not greatly compatible with life. If humans had originally been filled with compassion then humanity would have vanished a long time ago. I seem like Nietzsche. I do like Charlie Chaplin. I am tender hearted...
by cadfael
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Space Exploration...Where do we go from here?
Replies: 251
Views: 12873

I have been an amatuer Astronomer for over three years now. The value of future human space exploration is in the interest of humankinds survival. Our sun which is a middle aged star will become a red star in an estimated one billion years. Life will then cease to be on this planet. All of life will...
by cadfael
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: JCF Blocking information--make that "exclusive informat
Replies: 27
Views: 2472

Clemsy, I do not know how to quote using this program. I have never done it before. I am not really all that computer savvy. I never have been. As a result, when I tried to quote you your quote got mixed up with reply. Sorry for any mix up. Cadfael ,this is one of the wisest things I've read on thes...
by cadfael
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: JCF Blocking information--make that "exclusive informat
Replies: 27
Views: 2472

Clemsy, A little joy comes from the participation in sorrow. I do not want Joseph Campbell to vanish with time. I just mean that all the wisdom of the world is like the constellations. They will be burning long after we are gone. I have looked at Joseph Campbell on youtube in the past. He was an ele...
by cadfael
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: JCF Blocking information--make that "exclusive informat
Replies: 27
Views: 2472

Clemsy, I am well. How have you been? When I got on this website recently I saw many names that I was familiar with in the past. I can never forget you. Even though Campbell could easilly vanish with time, I think he was better than Socrates any day. I said that Campbell has no place among the panth...
by cadfael
Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Mythos: For the Creative Community
Topic: Is Joyce worth reading?
Replies: 34
Views: 11750

The basis of all things seems to be financial in our human existence. The spiritual blossoms when a days work is done. The world of supply and demand. Mr.Joyce got a conversation started about a book he wrote. I must say that that was great advertisement. Hemingway said that his For Whom the Bell To...
by cadfael
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: The Village Compound
Topic: JCF Blocking information--make that "exclusive informat
Replies: 27
Views: 2472

I have wondered slightly about the financial aspect of Joseph Campbell's legacy. Fortunaltly my thoughts on the issue have been fleeting. I think what is really important beyond youtube postings is that Mr.Campbell was a voice for many great thinkers. I do not place him in the great pantheon of phil...
by cadfael
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Evil illuminated me, but then there is no evil
Replies: 8
Views: 549

All the years that I went to the Methodist church I was always absorbed in the stain glass windows. I would get lost in them especially when I listened to the minister give the sermon. You see there are those who get stuck on what they think is true. It is the same as an artist chipping away at marb...
by cadfael
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Who is to blame, the fool, or the fool who follows?
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Jean ValJean said that we are all fools at least once in our life.

Cadfael
by cadfael
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Drums of War
Replies: 1468
Views: 164536

I hope that we will be hearing the last taps of the drum in the next few years.

Cadfael
by cadfael
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Why Americans should vote for a Democrat in 2008
Replies: 217
Views: 10844

I voted for Obama in the Virginia primary, and I voted for him on November 4th. I was happy when he won. It would be nice if he picked Hillary to be his secretary of state.

Cadfael
by cadfael
Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Myth is truer than historical truth: True or False?
Replies: 19
Views: 1743

I finally figured out what Bill Moyer's meant when he said that Joseph Campbell did not have a theology or ideology. Mythology is the song of the universe. The Big Bang was mythology, as well as the birth and death of a star in the universe. Mythology in its essence is the most truest thing that the...