The Primal World of Ronnie A

Table of Contents

  • [DIR] My Primal World
  • [DIR] Heritage
  • [DIR] Time
  • [DIR] Progression of Present
  • [DIR] Hierarchy of Life
  • [DIR] Free Will
  • [DIR] The Unique Present
  • [DIR] And God
  • [DIR] And Life
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  • My Primal World

    Five points are descriptive of the essentials of any primal world:  Time first, the
    progression of events as we may know it. Life, and its essential aspect. Free will, as contrasted
    with both determinism and existentialism. The uniqueness of presence in the world. And God.  I
    make no attempt to be thorough in any point. Mathematics has not yet built a set of propositions
    from which to derive such a world; and I actually feel that such a construct is of little value,
    since the object of a description is not the least number of degenerate equations, but the
    broadest conceptualization of the forces, or drives, which occur around us.  Study of this life
    tends to introduce spurious concepts which color the study. The primitive methods of data
    accumulation which are current in ancient tribes is more thoroughgoing, and is also less subject
    to coloration by spurious concepts. Since seeing the extent to which my religion was so colored
    as I grew up, I observe and respond to the world as spontaneously as possible. I hope to avoid
    the overlay of theology with cultural prejudice. Even the great scientists have failed to avoid
    this, but we must never stop extending the study of the world we can know for sure.  Can we in
    all of modern society cast off the overlay of centuries of hashing over what was observed? Not
    likely. The tribal folk were close enough to see the world behind the analysis. But for a few
    now, and those they influence, it is not only possible, but quite natural; an accomplished
    fact. The frontier is hardly gone from the world, and some few will always know the real world so
    long as they flee the stultifying confines of society. Just look around at the young having a
    ball, lawless and loving, and be grateful that they are still able to carouse in freedom.



    We have, each of us, a long line of progenitors, both genital and intellectual. I try to
    hold on to what is known as my own. Scots tradition is hard to accept by those who feel that a
    man should be this way or that. The drives to excell at competition, to praise the day that you
    were born, are not either unnatural or contrary to Christian faith. Christ asked of us only two
    things, to be baptised with His spirit celebrate our faith. We celebrate rumptiously, and are
    bettered by it.



    The modeling of space-time is a critical departure point for the comparison of modern with
    ancient world-views. The primal world of the adherents of any religion must reflect their
    capacity to accept tenets of a proselytizing newcomer. A failure to understand the consequences
    of our modern four-dimentional manifold has led to pseudo-scientific departures, which purport to
    have answered the ancient questions of religion about the correct attitude toward the future.  It
    is common to hear that Minkovski has opened up a new causal, or deterministic, dimension. Exactly
    what is meant, is that the present can be considered as a moment between two infinitely running,
    but semantically equivalent stacks of similar moments. That is, there is no difference between
    this moment and the last, nor the next, nor that moment a year from now, in any way essential for
    our understanding of the view we take of the world.  The various popularizations both by
    theologians and philosophers have adopted this misconception to the world structures which had
    been built atop our Christian world-view over the last few centuries.


    Progression of Present

    The present in any description of reality, the world in which we know or believe to know,
    must have a unique property which I like to compare with a nozzle. Prior to reaching the nozzle,
    the moments are well ordered and describable by a degenerate set of equations; after entering the
    nozzle, we cannot speak of any such construct as a moment in time. During the traverse of the
    nozzle, we are dealing with what has been known as the present. Projections from the present
    cannot be made with a degenerate equation so valuable in the representation of the past. Using
    the model, we encounter turbulance; the present may be extended to include that which we can
    predict, but this is very limited. The gross predictions which we can make of the future are not
    nearly comparable with the minutiae of our knowledge of the past.  The present is the latest, but
    in a very real sense the last, in a series of moments which have gone to make up the world. Any
    attempt to include a future in the world is entering a discussion of something as unreal as a
    unicorn. The divergence at the present is reflected in our primal world by a few concepts which
    hold little importance for modern scholars, but which make daily life so very dear to the layman.
     The past is very much more real than we are led to believe by the scholarly cosmologies. We do
    not have the option of assigning any objective reality to the future until it has become the
    present. A living being is a creature of a world consisting of his past and present. One might be
    well advised to acknowledge this when considering the possible effects of his life on his
    descendents. Our actions live on when we are dead and buried; we leave a part, perhaps the most
    significant part, of ourselves with the world when we die. This can only be understood by an
    examination of the world in which we live now. From the continued existence of the actions of our
    ancestors, we accept on faith alone, since there is yet no future, that we will live on. When we
    die, we are a part of a 'living' matrix which developed as our culture.


    Hierarchy of Life

    The difference between the quick and the dead, the walking and the buried, is small indeed
    if we do not give credence to a non-actual concept of the living as somehow contained in a box
    called the 'body,' motorized by a 'soul' which leaves intact at death. Considering the essential
    quality of the living as their 'activity,' or interaction with the present, leads to a
    reevaluation of life itself. That which is affecting change in its surroundings is living.  Here
    we can understand the force which is within each entity we encounter, whether it be rock, plant,
    animal, man, or spirit. Each is living in the sense that it effects change in its surroundings.
    The rock's 'life' may be only the detour we make around it, or the mote the rain forms around it,
    but that's quite different than the absence of life. The plant's life may only be observable as
    the change in tribal activity at harvest time, but that's quite different than total lack of
    volition. The animal's life may be in part the actions which it takes to maintain its territory,
    but is also the culture of the tribes which hunt it. The recent dead are very much alive in the
    events attributable to their activity in the world; it takes considerable time to revert into the
    past from which we all have come. Some great men of the very distant past still live today,
    effecting day by day changes in the present.


    Free Will

    Activity in the present is dependent on all the influences which converge in an individual.
    To say that a first cause, a supreme God, or an alfather was prior to the world is not to say
    that He no longer lives in the world. Rather, His life is in all that has ever been, He will live
    until all that He created is no more, is forgotten; as long as the world shall be. But each
    moment proceeds to the next via a present which adds its own unique presence to the nexus. We add
    our own contributions to that present, as do all individuals.  The spirits of the elements which
    were created first live on in the climate of the times. We may beseech them more readily than the
    alfather, for their individual natures are more easily conceptualized, adn thus more easily
    addressed. The recent dead, while their lives still have influence over ours, are even more
    easily known and addressed. Very important is the point that the life of the recent dead has a
    cast to it which changes only with the ongoing evolution of the family, or tribe, or culture to
    which they belong, not with the daily activity of a localized body. Thus, until he is forgotten,
    a 'dead' man can be beseeched for strength of character and certainty of outlook. So, if we
    consciously beseech our ancestors for guidance, we do not change as radically due to


    The Unique Present

    "You can only choose what you want - now," Heck Ramsey in The Century
    Turns.  The present is unique in our ability to effect it. All effects happen only in the
    present. The results of our present choices can only be conjectured from our understanding of the
    parameters of progression in time. These parameters are not absolutes, but are rather tendencies.
    When we attempt to leave the present altogether in our conjecture of future events, we are left
    only with mounting uncertainties. A construct made up only of uncertain terms has no place in an
    objective description of the world.  The past, conversely, is absolutely set. The hosepipe from
    which the present blooms. In that past is when the creation occured, when the powers of the world
    live, when our lives reside. From a study of it, we may see the trend of events, the living
    aspect of those who were.  In the present, the reachable world, we do only what we can do now. We
    are influenced by all that has happened before, but we cannot do other than choose among the
    influences which will guide us for the moment. Based on those choices, the next moment comes into
    existence. We provide the setting of the nozzle, whether the future be finely tuned or rich with


    And God

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word is the world. God spoke, and the day and the
    night were. God spoke, and the world was as we know it. God spoke, and life flowered, a miracle
    to behold. God spoke, and the moving creatures were in the world. God spoke, and the moving
    creatures knew the world. God spoke, and the image of God was in man. God rested; the world was
    good.  All that happens is an echo of that time, and its promise. The ancients heard God's
    promise when they listened; they seldom listened, but a few heard. And even more seldom, the
    world responds to the Word by providing miraculous events.  These days, we seldom hear the echos
    of God's promise, and is there more to hear than those echos? Does God still take an active role
    in the present? These questions can only be posed, and answered, by the faithful, and only denied
    objective meaning by unbelievers. Yet conversion necessitates our instilling the belief that God
    does take an interest in the ongoing developments of the moment. He expects us to forgego the
    temptation to listen to the nearer voices in the world, and hearken to His, 'though it echos (Oh,
    so softly!) in our bustling culture.


    And Life

    The question of whether God is in the world is the most misunderstood that I have studied.
    The answer is said by both sides not to effect the physical sciences. That thesis is untenable
    when the concept of God means what I believe it to.  All supernatural forces in the world,
    whether they be social results due to the actions of singular individuals, or the results of
    large scale events (the 'Acts of God' of the insurance companies,) can be interpreted as
    extensions of the causative entity. If in the beginning was the Word, then all that is now is
    consequent of God's statements. All which we see around us is an extention of God, being an
    aspect of Him. This is the only sense in which He is in the world.  When He speaks again,
    He increases the content of the world, but the immediate consequence will be a reduction of
    freedom of our action. He has promised in Christ that He will enter the world nevermore until
    such time as we know Christ in all our actions; then He may without breaking His promise enter
    the affairs of men. So the question of His being in the world is moot; He will not restrict our
    freedom by acting - being, if you prefer - until we know Him in a way that His actions will not
    be an encroachment on our free will.


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