Friday, September 5, 2014

Just thinking......

I just wrote this to K who had replied to the previous post:

Marcus Borg; we knew him in Oregon. His wife was a priest at the Cathedral and so we saw him once in a while. But I have real trouble with him. He is interested in the anthropoid "Jesus" which indeed most Christian monotheists say they believe in. But, for me, and I think at least the Eastern Church, that "Jesus of Nazareth" is quite dead. The WHO he became, was, is now, and ever shall be is The Christ, ό χριστος the "annointed one (thinking in the Greek from the LXX and into Greek inculturalization as the 'smeared-all-over-with-oil-and-hence-shining-one" and NOT from מָשִׁ֫יחַ, that is, the later Hebrew language and Jewish culture "messiah"-bit, or annointed-upon-the-head [and down into the beard] as Messiah or King/Prophet)" whose name is ineffable, יהוה --- who is The Is-ness ὸ ῶν, and indeed the Chi of the East! Yet, without the Jesus of Nazareth, we would never have known of his being "made LORD and Christ" as St. Paul says and without the death of Jesus of Nazareth, we would never have known of his Resurrection to the Very Throne of God, for indeed, if Jesus "came back from the dead," we are indeed lost, for that is but the resuscitation of the individual, of the Sign. The point is not Jesus's "coming back to life [as we know and most Christians think of it]" but his "dead-and-buried-for three-days," i.e., as the Munchkins of Oz sing,  "dead"

Is morally, ethically

(Munchkin 1)
Spiritually, physically

(Munchkin 2)
Positively, absolutely

(Munchkin Men)
Undeniably and reliably dead!

As Coroner, I thoroughly examined her
And she's not only merely dead,
She's really most sincerely dead]

and from the very pit of The Dead, God, his and our Father "raised him from the very Pit of The Dead and on and through and up" anastasis, to the Right-Hand of the Father, to the Very Name which is above every name-- יהוה, "made him LORD and Christ." Knowledge CAN never attain to this; ONLY faith may and can [St. Augustine] and that Faith needs no Reason (λόγος, or even ὸ λόγος), for it is the very Silence of יהוה the Blessed Trinity per se IN and OF Himself.

I would venture to say also that once one has attained that faith, reason becomes turned-in on itself and becomes useless as a tool. Such an ability of the Scientists and the Philosophers ended about the time of the First World Way when The Scientific Method dropped all discussion of Ontology etc.

Just thinking...