Dailies VI

501. The assumptions of deliberation are the source of our pain, 
all of it.

502. Salvation: Not a leap of faith, but a flip of a coin.

503. What is our claim? The thought is stronger than death,
and the limits of human suffering.

504. God does not play dice? We cannot say. But Eden requires
the perfection of chance. 

505. The test of thought is the absence of personality, 
as generality, permitting it to console.

506. At the end of deconstruction, each possibility remains, 
however multiplied, as the value of the process.

507. Coincidence: That God had decided the human race had
suffered long enough.

508. In the end love mattered, becoming the last sign.

509. And so we can say: This is the hand of the Christian God. 
And the impulse of the pagan. Consistently with the philosophy. 

510. The past is all anecdotal, even as to its possibility.

511. The thought, in beauty and power, allows us to say: 
There is a God, whose nature is love. 

512. The thought changes the color of the sky, and the fabric 
of the soul.

513. The possibility of the thought attests to the activity of God. 

514. The thought is as inclusive as the Hindu Weltanschauung, 
and readily assimilates. 

515. The Biblical injunction against judging points toward the
demythologizing epistemology of choice.

516. God is love. Love is the ending of pain, which the thought

517. The thought, existentialized, incarnates love, romantic and

518. The thought has the form that it does, that it was necessary 
to preserve everything, and transfigure everything, blindingly.

519. The two damnations: Failing to recognize the fraudulent,
failing to see the true. 

520. Traditional concepts of God, as the Judeo-Christian, are
correct, and irrelevant.

521. Even as to God: Salvation cannot be achieved dependently. 

522. Salvation is non-relational, that we live in a world of time. 

523. Again: Salvation is in the nature of the concept of time,
not in any temporal possibilities.

524. An exchange, and statement:

What are you?

I am a principal figure of the philosophy of normalism, that gives the
meaning of the world and solves the problem of mortality, making
human pain voluntary not through an act of faith but an analysis of
concepts stronger than the Second Coming, and returns us to Eden.

525. Despite appearances, love is a sign of the non-relational. 

526. Salvation: The pain unendurable, ecstasy unimaginable. 

527. Because of time, futurity: Thou shalt not judge ontologically.
From which salvation follows.

528. Death: Memory, vacancy, but for life in time.

529. That every outcome is indeterminate is the negativity of God. 

530. Responsibility? There are no responsibilities in Eden. 

531. Again: This is Eden, but for what we imagine is incontestibly
right in front of our eyes.

532. Beliefs are conceptual iconographies, shapshots in strong light
and sharp shadows.

533. Decision-making: Even if one could live alternative outcomes,
every conclusion is premature.

534. Whatever else may be present, for reasons of their own, there
is no pain, tragedy, or fear in Eden.

535. Again: The reality is Eden, the rest a view.

536. As if: Signs are determinative, that thought can err.

537. The thought is powerful. And it is here. And that is what

538. To clarify: From the idea that anything can happen next--that
the past cannot guarantee the future--the thought delivers what
religions have called salvation, the meaning of the world.

539. The thought explains our way back to Eden.

540. For the rest, we describe its conceptual landscape.

541. The thought gleans salvation in the scythe of time.

542. And: The nature of the concept of time is what saves.

543. The thought is a philosophical path to a place beyond
salvation, where pain is voluntary. 

544. The thought conceives a greater power than the Christian 
God, that can change the past. 

545. The separation between two people exceeds the width of time.

546. The impulse to rationality, its representational justification, 
is an artifact of our conceptual space.

547. There is no safety outside the philosophy, nothing sufficiently
strong against possibilities of circumstance. 

548. Common sense impoverishes us, that we cannot live every
conceivable life, and experience all possible views. 

549. Regardless of futures, this is Eden. 

550. Again: How strong is the thought? From this point on,
suffering is a conceit, presumptive and contemptible. 

551. How strong is the concept of futurity: If one could tell the
future, we would never have existed. 

552. Salvation is in a different direction, perpendicular, normal, to
everything we imagine. 

553. The solution to the problem of 'being' is normal, in the direction
of time.

554. Is it better to travel the world, or to concentrate, for the same
length of time, on a single point in the sky? And how would one ever
know? And if one could, the world would have had no meaning, and
no reality. As if no one had ever been born.

555. In rendering pain voluntary, the thought solves the problem of
evil, that pain should have a role, transfigured.

556. We cannot know if a Beverly Hills lifestyle is better than
poverty, disease, and famine in the African desert. In an individual
case, we cannot compare. The latter may produce an epiphany 
worth a world.

557. As of the thought: It is time we stopped complaining.

558. What is the coin? A symbol of freedom. 

559. A philosophical metaphor: Think whatever positive thought 
you like. It is true.

560. An aspect of generality: The local decides the universal. 
So as to say: What we are locally, we are generally.

561. A controlled experiment, in practice, supports heuristics, 
not discovery. 

562. Experiments can motivate discovery but not justify a claim.

563. Nor can one claim the value of the discovery.

564. That we can almost achieve a control: That a foundation
almost supports a building. 

565. When the wind blows through, you have arrived.

566. Decision-making is a matter of comparative advantage, 
that we cannot test.

567. Philosophy does not need dogmatism, even for salvation.

568. Our illusions are as strong as the concept of comparative
advantage, itself an illusion of a reproducible world.

569. We recruit every sceptical argument to redeem.

570. The thought is strong enough to live outside it.

571. That the past cannot be characterized: One can go forward 
in time as well.

572. Outside the thought is its generality. 

573. Time, generality: That every edge falls into 'God.'

574. We cannot say, or know, that we are any better placed than
anyone, of any generation, anywhere. Despite a desperate vanity. 

575. That beauty is the generality of form, we follow the aesthetic

576. To lace the world in thought.

577. Our concepts, as our realities, dance and sparkle meteorically 
in a midnight sky. 

578. Jealousy shares the roots of judgment. 

579. The concept of God is a philosophical mistake, a failure to 
wean the ontological from the temporal.

580. Courage is the indispensable virtue. 

581. There is a philosophic vision, radiant and sublime.

582. Energy is a fable, a mythology, and strong. But not as strong
as time. 

583. We seek fear, in films, which are not serious, but not in life,
which we think is, unjustifiably.

584. The question is, outside the thought, will one ever again want
to live? 

585. The issue is not emotion but the truth of things. Not how we
feel but how we are justified.

586. Again: The thought breaks the back of common sense.

587. Conceptual art, by implication and in execution, is insufficiently
plastic, and insufficiently conceptual. 

588. Academic philosophy is as figures in skating, prelimimary and
for practice.

589. We conceptualize to objects. 

590. In the light of the philosophy, we seek, and find, sublimity. 

591. Hume, causality: The issue is the future, not the past; the
consequent, not the precedent.

592. Again, as Conrad: Pity, of oneself or others, is presumptive, 
an arrogant emotion. 

593. The emotional character of the thought is astonishment,
from one moment to another. Obviating the art of recognition. 

594. In the end, as the apotheosis of discovery, we learn how to
take nothing for granted.

595. As expected, the thought completes the effort to see what is 
in front of our eyes. 

596. Once called the face of God. 

597. Equations can only contain a whole that never existed, as the
possible worlds of Grand Unified Theories. 

598. What we are, of what substance we are made: Substance is
provisional in time. 

599. Love is desperate. The thought not so.

600. The thought makes experience malleable, 
and artists of us all.