prophetic prisim

Faith and understanding go hand in hand: Understand that you may believe;
believe that you may understand

True happiness consists in knowledge of God.

Saint Augustine, North African philosopher

understanding natural phenomena or the forces of reality

All sensation is true;
sensation is the primary source of knowledge.

Epicurus, Greek philospher

What Epicurus Can Teach Us about Freedom and Happiness

All rational creatures in the natural order have free will.

Origen, Egyptian philosopher

See Natural Law

Their is a natural simplicity in the very substance of the soul; for the soul, it is the same to be as to live,but it is not the same thing to be as to live well or live happily.

To be in God is to live happily.

The soul becomes as it desires and its essential freedom is chained by its desires.

Saint Brenard of Clairvaux, French philosopher

See desire

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Its highest function is to discern the true and the false.

The highest faculty of the soul is the intellect.

The existence of God is subject to rational demonstration.

The purpose of life is to convert the potentiality of perfection into the actuality of it.

It is impossible for the truths arrived at by human intellect to contradict those revealed by God.

The study of philosophy and traditional Jewish law can be brought into harmony.

Prophecy is a degree of mental and moral perfection to which all may aspire.

Compassion, righteousness, and judgment should motivate the moral life.

Moses Maimonides, Jewish philosopher

The natural world is a mirror of God.

By looking in this mirror we can see God, or; more precisely, we can see some of the creative archetypes,
all of which are in God.

The soul's journey to God begins by looking in this way into the mirror of nature, and then proceeds by turning first inward into our own soul's, and then upward into God.

To prove the existence of God, we do not have to finish the ascent; a complete proof is available at every level, even the lowest.

Saint Bonaventure, Italian Christian philosopher

See the Way

The ground of God and
the ground of the human soul are the same.

God can be known through immediate experience usually arrived at by ascetic practices.

Meister Eckhart, German philosopher

nine circles of hell

Love is the motion of the spirit
within the primordial energy of the universe.

The energy of love is manifested in three actions:

In romantic love, the psyche moves toward
the object of its erotic affections.

In philosophical love, the psyche contemplates the reality of nature through the exercise of reason.

In mystical love, the psyche desires union with God, which is the harmony of the will of the soul and the Will of God.

Dante Aligheri, Italian philosopher

See eros and union with God

Perfectability is intrinsic in human beings.

Intrinsic perfectability implies the power
of self-determination and moral achievement.

The exemplar of moral achievement is Jesus,
whose life of humility, patience, and love is open for all Christians to imitate.

Desiderius Eramus, Dutch philosopher

See imitation of Jesus

Study of the self is man's
primary duty and responsibility.

man rationally must cautiously suspend judgment to consider the limits of his knowledge.

A life committed to moderation is superior to one that has allowed excesses and extremes.

The senses through which man knows the world are imperfect and limit his ability to claim knowledge.

Michel De Montaigne, French philosopher

See knowledge

Only God as matter exists.

Knowledge is derived from sense experience and reason; from sense experience we derive historical knowledge, from reason we derive scientific and philosophical knowledge, and the combination is wisdom.

Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher

See matter and wisdom

All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying in preservation in the pages of books.

Thomas Carlyle, English philosopher

See books

Skepticism allows for the acqusition of limited knowledge.

Epicurian atomism is the best theory for the natural world. Epicurian atomism is compatible with Christianity.

Pierre Gassendi, French philosopher


There is an ancient wisdom (prisca theology), known to all mankind which states that we can have only limited knowledge of God. All humans, even atheists, have a conceptual idea of God. A survey of religious knowledge reveals the truth of religion and a rational basis for moral behavior.

Ralph Cudworth, English philosopher

God is the ultimate mystery of being

God can be experienced by each and every individual through the spirit of God that dwells within each soul.

As the spirit of God dwells within every individual, every individual must be respected as God is respected.

Every individual can and should know God directly.

George Fox, English philosopher

See Saint Teresa of Avilla

Human behavior is controlled
by the imposition of sanctions.

Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher

See Social Control

Reason leads to truth; truth leads to justice.

Education and environment determine personality and character.

William Goodwin, English philosopher

See social control through education

Environment and education
shape character and morality.

Mary Wollstonecraft, English philosopher

See social control through education


Seemingly opposed views within the authoritative deposit of the text can often be reconciled by observing the development of a thought throughout the works of the author in question, by the establishment of the best texts, and by the application of hermeneutical dialectic.

Peter Abelard, French philosopher

See the literal truth

The will we know
is the will to live,
and to live is to desire,
and to desire is to suffer.

Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher

See desire

Religious ritual when brought into harmony with scientific intellect, is vital for the cultivation of emotion and as such nutures a culture resulting in a healthy society.

Auguste Comte, French philosopher

Life under all forms has arisen by a progressive, unbroken evolution and the fittest have survived to reproduce.

Herbert Spencer, English philosopher

See Darwin

Morality, and the ideal of freedom which is the political expression of morality, are not the property of a given party or group, but a value that is fundamentally and universally human.

No humans will be truly free till all are free.

Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher

See ethics

The skeptic does not mean him who doubts,
but him who investigates or researches,
as opposed to him who asserts and thinks he has found.

Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo, Basque philosopher

See skeptic

Beliefs are established habits of action.

Charles Sanders Peirce, American philosopher

See belief

Knowledge is properly understood as warrantedly assertiable beliefs.

Education is best practiced as the art of inquiry rather than the transference of fact.

John Dewey, American philosopher

See knowledge

The task of metaphysics is to make explicit the fundamental beliefs of civilization, natural science, or history at various times.

To understand the past one must understand the thought process' of the subject culture.

Robin George Collingwood, English philosopher

See Hammurabi's Code of Laws

Being must be understood in terms of temporality.

Being can be understood only through a meditative and poetic form of thought that is not analytical.

Martin Heidegger, German philosopher

See being

The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.

There is no crueler tyranny that that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.

Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu, French philosopher

The subversion of American democracy

Symbols make the intangible present in the tangible.

Symbols participate in what they symbolize and act as vehicles of self-realization.

Karl Rahner, German philosopher

See symbol

The direction a individual's life will take is always in question and a matter of contingency.

Freedom confers emmense responsibility. People often live in bad faith, evading responsibility for their lives by denying the reality of their own freedom.

Jean-Paul Satre, French existentialist philosopher

See freedom

As human beings we live in a tragically ambiguous condition, but as human beings we must assume responsibility for our actions.

Simone de Beauvoir, French philosopher

See human

The individual is a creation of natural and social forces and can be 'decreated' by them.

Human work that takes into consideration the opposing forces of the world grasps the reality of the Earth and exhibits humanity at humanities' best.

Simone Weil, French philosopher and mystic

By rebelling against the absurd conditions that waste life - social, political, cultural and personal - the rebel shows solidarity with men and women engaged in the struggle for a better life.

Albert Calmus, French philosopher

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Intuition and analysis are the two methods of intellectual inquiry.

Life is immensly richer than the intellectual cognition of life.

Mysticism, through meditation, creates an experience of the unity of all things,
the presence of God and expresses itself as a call to universal compassion.

Henri Bergson, Henri-Louis Bergson, French philosopher

See God is the ultimate mystery of being

God and the evolving universe are united one with another.

Ultimately all energy is one,
namely, psychic energy, or love.

The moral and spiritual responsibility of human beings is to advance the work of evolution.

Evolution has a within as well as a without, taking place on both the physical and psychic levels.

Evolution ascends toward a final point, which exerts an attraction to a category of cosmic mystical consciousness.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist and philosopher

All forms of tampering with human beings, getting at them, shaping them against their will to your own pattern, all thought control and conditioning is, therefore, a denial of that in men which makes them men and their values ultimate.

Isaiah Berlin, political philosopher and historian of ideas

See Social Control

It is proof of a base and low mind for one to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority.

Truth does not change because it is, or is not,
believed by a majority of the people.

Giordano Bruno, Italian

See majority

Sentences are logical images of the world.

Language consists of language games that reflect forms of life.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Austrian philosopher

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