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[orthodox-synod] Re: Calendars and saints

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  • Udut, Kenneth
    ... ridiculous, ... [...] I ve been reading Being As Communion again (I have my minor quibbles, but some of the insight is enlightening!), and the author
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 3, 1999
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      |From: LJames6034@... [mailto:LJames6034@...]
      |Actually, since Einstein (who was a Jew, so what did he know?) thought
      |space/time to be a continuum, and "the past, the present and the future a
      |delusion----a persistent delusion, but nevertheless a delusion,") the
      |arbitrary division of time into calendars and days of the week is
      ridiculous,
      |on the face of it.
      [...]

      I've been reading "Being As Communion"
      again (I have my minor quibbles, but
      some of the insight is enlightening!),
      and the author sees Einstein's notions
      quite favorably, and very
      compatible with the nature of things.

      It's true.

      Everything *is* relative.

      but there are two ways to
      take it.

      One is a false path.

      "Everything is Relative".

      The other, is:

      Everything is relative - to God.

      Everything is in relation to
      communion. Who was it
      that said, Father is same
      as Son and Holy Spirit, except
      that he is the Father, the Son
      is the same as the Father and
      Holy Spirit, except that he is
      the Son... etc?

      A bishop is only a Bishop in
      relation (relative) to a
      geographical place (Never
      simply "Bishop" but "Bishop of
      such-and-so a place"). He is
      only a Bishop in relation to having a
      flock. He is only a Bishop in relation to
      the Eucharist. He is only a Bishop in relation
      to other Bishops.

      Everything *is* relative.

      But it is not relative to nothing.

      Absolutes that are *not* relative
      (the *individual*, pulling himself up
      only by his own bootstraps), the "man who is
      an island" - will DIE.

      Even God is relative. To God.

      There is no God without Father
      relating to Son
      relating to Holy Spirit
      relating to Father
      relating to Holy Spirit
      relating to Son
      relating to Father.

      There is no Son, if there is no
      Father. There is no Holy Spirit if
      there is no Father. There is no Father
      if there is no Son. There is no Father
      if there is no Holy Spirit. There is no
      Son if there is no Holy Spirit.

      There is no Incarnation if there
      is no Holy Spirit. There is no
      Incarnation if there is no Father.

      Time appears to be spherical,
      much like the motocycleers
      who run around the inside of
      the sphere, three of 'em, but
      don't crash, it appears to be
      a straight line - "historical",
      but it isn't.

      But the beginning
      and end is not a self-supporting
      circle, as some Greeks believed.

      Nothing is self-supporting.

      Christ is the beginning and end
      of Time. Every Eucharist is the
      same Eucharist, Christ is the same
      Christ.

      And I have to get back to work!
      --
      -- Kenneth.Udut@...
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