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The Divine Human

The Divine Human

Emanuel Swedenborg proposed a very intriguing argument for the ultimate Nexus: the humanity of God and the divinity of man. In Jesus, we have a man in whom the two seemingly heterogeneous natures were unified. But this wasn’t something exclusive to Jesus, as the Christian Church teaches. Jesus was the Symbol for all mankind, what is known in Gnosticism as the Anthropos. He displayed the attributes of both God and man. He taught that all of us are human and…

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Thrownness

Thrownness

Humans are hard-wired to suffer. To be truly human, suffering is necessary. I think we miss the point, however, when we think there is some Omega Point to it all, some teleological reason to explain it. Life is as it is. We are thrown into the world, to borrow from Heidegger, and it is how we deal with this thrownness that is important. At this point in my life, I suppose my purpose, or reason to get up every morning,…

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