Confused; are you 'talking' to ME or dmb?
----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Norton
To: moq_focus@moqt... Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 5:55 PM
Subject: Re: [MF] MOQ: valuable or not?
You won't take it from me, so why don't you start exploring the links between
emotion and intelligence that are currently being written about by a number of
significant (non-religious but still sensible) philosophers. Try Martha
Nussbaum's 'Upheavals of Thought' for how and why emotion is linked.
Oh, hang on, we've been here before.... that's when you pretended to have read
the book, wasn't it?
Sigh. Same old tea, sloshing round the same old cup. Back to lurking.
> Steve, Kevin and all lovers of love:
> Steve said:
> ...I went for a long drive in the country today, and took notice of a very
> common sign outside of a church; It simply said 'GOD IS LOVE' ...I wondered
> as I pondered it, where that would fit into our [typical] MOQ
> discussions...I wonder what Pirsigs' stance on that statement would
> dmb says:
> I've just finished reading the MF threads and for some odd reason decided to
> jump in here. I say odd because I don't really have any ideas to assert or
> defend. In fact, I'm wondering if its even possible to discuss statements
> like "God is love". It seems to me that this common sign expresses a certain
> sentimental attitude and it announces the emotional inclinations of the
> people who put up the sign and run the church, but intellectually that
> statement has no meaning. It seems to me that trying to find a place for
> this within the MOQ is a little bit like trying to discover the metaphysical
> implications of a greeting card from Hallmark. Naturally, I would encourage
> anyone who disagrees to provide an explanation as to the meaning of that
> sign and otherwise show me the light on this point.