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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Attributes of the Holy

We use Irony to describe how we live in Creation. We are not saying that God has a sense of irony when we hear "He casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly." Rather, we understand the unfolding nature of things as ironic, and we tend to see Laws of Irony in the swings of history back and forth, just as we tend to see law-like universal Laws of Science.

Similarly for Justice. The justice of the Holy is far removed from anything we understand or live. If we say that God is just, we are not imputing to the Holy any attribute of the systems of justice we know. Rather, we understand Creation to somehow dimly and unclearly progress as if in a "just" manner, which dim understanding leaves us at a loss when things turn out in a way we consider "unjust".

(Kant held that the Human Understanding held Logic and Categories necessary for knowledge of any kind. Irony and Justice are mong the categories of a fully adumbrated critique of the human mind.)

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