May 12, 2019
Theologies from the Bible
There are three theologies from the Bible. They are grace theology, salvation theology and prosperity theology.
What is Grace Theology? Grace theology is the love and tenderness of God to People who obey his commands. Grace Theology became predominant in the Bible after the coming of Christ. Grace theology gives us opportunity to celebrate Christ. We don’t have to feel that we have lost hope. We can abide with the affection of God and we can feel his precious love.
Prosperity Theology is the theology of God, providing all our material needs. God will provide us wealth from unexpected sources. God ensures that we can live a life prosperity on Earth.
What is Salvation Theology? Salvation theology is the promise of God to give us eternal life through the Death and Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Christ who shed his blood on the Cross for the remission of our sins. We are assured that we can have a life in Heaven with God.
Figures of Speech
The Bed became a poetry of Ecstasy. Morning blossomed as a flower. Dwarfs lay on the grass in the morning. Beauty—thy monument is the heart. When can I experience the rainbow of luck? Money—ballet in my purse and bank account. Thunder growled angrily. Angst I have rubbished you into the dustbin. God is the pillar of Trust and the room of hope, mercy and love. My ugly past is a buried corpse. My present is flying on the wings of luck. The land where the sun never sets has come to an end. God’s own country, Kerala is a Heaven of Paradise on Earth. May the miracle of God’s hand pour upon on me. The sky became a celestial angel at night. Let envelop your heart. Hymns sing like a bard in the sky. I am a ship of victory. Beauty, thy skin is not flesh but the heart. Peace of God is a living monument. May the trunk of luck strike on me. My fate is reliance on God. Luck go chase a fortune. Lord, calm the tempests of the mind. I want to Hallelujah my life. The brook murmured sweetly. Woe to you, you hypocrites, your journey is to hell. Sartre said: ‘man is condemned to be free’: I am say, that Man is blessed with the freedom of Christ. I melted into her lake of honey. Time is a marvelous flight on wings. Luck paradise me into my earnings. Hope you are a wing of beauty. Beauty is a metaphor of the heart. Liberty is not a piece of sculpture but an essence of love. Love is the most beautiful feeling, a poetic music. Love is a flavor, a cuisine of the heart. Statue of Liberty is a dominating country.
Climb the Ladder
Climb the ladder means getting a promotion or a raise. My present job as an obscure teacher in a remote village school has no opportunities for climbing the ladder.
Kill the Serpent
Kill the Serpent means manipulating somebody. Kill the serpent is the life and blood of popular culture.
Fire Catching is an idiom from Malayalam and it means something is very expensive. Luxury cars have a fire catching price.
Mustard Seed is from the Bible and it means having the smallest amount of faith. It’s good to have a mustard seed of faith. Having a mustard seed of faith is enough to win a lottery.
Fooling God means shirking one’s duty or work. He lost his job because he was fooling God.
Daily Bread from the Bible means satisfying one’s material needs. God, feed with your daily bread.
Elephant means being huge and heavy. His body is an elephant.
James Joyce the novelist is famous for streams of consciousness writing. James Joyce means writing in streams of consciousness. His fictional work is James Joyce.
The Robin Sings
The Robin Sings means getting a large windfall. I hope this 2019, the Robin will sing for me.
Colored English is the English spoken in the former colonies previously under the British Regime. Colored English as an idiom are those who have a preferential view towards Native Speakers of English. International Schools of South East Asia are prejudiced against colored English.
Eating Chocolate means having an Orgasm. While eating chocolate one is in ecstasy.
Hotel California means being doped and drunk. Today’s youth are addicted to being Hotel California.
Wake Up Little Suzy
Wake up little Suzy means going on a date for the first time. Wake up little Suzy was a wonderful experience for me.
Sweet Jesus means a miracle happening in one’s life. When will Sweet Jesus happen to me?
Ali Baba and the forty thieves is an all time famous story. Ali Baba means, being ingenious and clever. When it comes to my profession, I am an Ali Baba.
Road to Heaven
Road to Heaven means being highly optimistic. I am on the Road to Heaven when I buy lottery tickets. Our lives should be a road to heaven.
Knock Knock on Heaven’s Door
Knock Knock on heaven’s door means mocking God. I don’t knock knock on heaven’s Door.
Sunny Skies as an idiom means being very cheerful. I am always a sunny skies.
Steal Some Scotch
Steal some scotch as an idiom means being unfair to someone. My former employer stole some scotch. I don’t steal scotch.
On the Rocks
On the Rocks as an idiom means getting a windfall bonanza. Will on the rocks occur to me today?
Smell of a Dog
This idiom comes from a Police Dog. Smell of a dog as an idiom means unraveling a plot, mystery or crime. Smell of a dog is used for Crime Detection.
Nebulization is a medical term and it refers, for example an asthmatic patient doing an inhalation. As an Idiom it means cleaning the junk in the mind. My resolve not to watch pornography is an act of Nebulization.
Wear a Hat
Wear a Hat is an idiom means striking a new business deal or opportunity. Now a days it is common for businesses to wear a hat.
Strike Gold as an idiom means being affluent and successful. It’s my wish to Strike Gold.
Kerala, God’s Own Country is a home for a flock of communist sheep. I was once an ardent follower. For many youth of Kerala, Che Guevara was an iconic figure. As I write this narrative, I feel a tinge of regret. Communism is a dead corpse. It has a bankrupt ideology. India is a galloping horse as far as Capitalism is concerned. The top echelons of the part like the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan have themselves and their kith and Kin studying in international universities abroad have also bathed in the waters of lucrative businesses. Communism is a disguised capitalist cosmetic. Communism in Kerala benefits the rich few and marginalizes large number of its followers. Communism in Kerala is a social and political Dracula having its blood hungry fangs to impoverish its followers.
I have developed degrees of aesthetic appreciation and they being surface level of meaning, atheistic appreciation and interpretation.
On a Surface Level of meaning we find man with awkward posture, very stiff, very macho.
As an aesthetic artifact we appreciate the fine grandeur of the body resembling ancient Greek Gods, handsome, fierce, quite disturbing for the human eye.
Interpretation can be made culturally and philosophically. The Thinker is an art, defiant one, showing the brilliant triumph of reason, able to cope with any adversity, a superman (Zarathustra) described by Nietzsche, being driven recklessly to celebrate the age of reason and yet being passionate in a poetic way with beauty.
Art is passion ignited in making aesthetic artifacts. How can we appreciate art? There are some approaches. Here are they: Surface level meaning, Aesthetic admiration and interpretation. I would like to use: Dali’s persistence of memory.
Surface Level of Meaning
Surface level meaning is simply a gaze at art. For example I observe the melting of clocks on embryos.
One becomes fascinated or repulsed by the meaning. For example: Dali is an inspiration of bringing out the eerie mystery of the unconscious in the open light.
Interpretation of Art
When interpreting art we can ask the following questions: Is it a new work of art? What is the mystery embedded in it? What are its strengths and weaknesses?
The Persistence of Memory when brought out was new oeuvre of art. It’s art that merged fantasy with reality and is a precursor for the surrealist movement in art. While analyzing the mystery of the artifact we can look at it from a psychoanalytic point of view. Melting of clocks on the embryo shows an oedipal conflict and also does the melting of clothes reveal the consciousness of inner time.
It was the famous philosopher Kant in his epoch making work the critique of pure reason who spoke of the sensate (world of the senses) as the Phenomena and the world of ideas or forms as the Noumena.
From the Kantian idea of Transcendental Idealism I have developed the idea of transcendental realism.
Kant’s theorization bifurcates a priori knowledge or deductive knowledge with a posteriori knowledge or inductive knowledge. Deductive knowledge is reasoning from a general premise to a particular one. For example: All Men are mortal. Socrates is a man. Therefore Socrates is mortal. Inductive knowledge is a posteriori and it is from the particular to the general. For example: Sugar dissolves in water is particular knowledge and from that understand that it is a general law.
I have merged both deductive (a priori) knowledge with inductive (a posteriori) knowledge. Ideas are permanent and we come to know through the senses for all cognition concepts. Kantian classification of intuition is rather vague. What Kant meant by intuition was a way of knowing. But a human being is a thinking, feeling and willing being. We have to be reminded that a being is thinking, feeling and willing anthrop. My argument is that ideas or forms are eternal and that’s a Platonic View. With that I endorse a Worldview Known as the Coigna which merges Kant’s transcendental idealism with my transcendental realism.