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Alfs Infamous but probably true quotes 7

written by: alf hickey


A.
I was reflecting on computers and some of the things that they perpetuate. Especially the paradigm they promote. Can a thing be sinful in itself ? I'm not saying computers are. Any "responsible designer" though, will tell you that their are ethical or moral consequences of creating any design, be that a system. Its effects can be evil. It is no coincidence that the 10 commandments disallowed images or likenesses (graven images) of anything created in heaven, or on earth. Many have called computers the closest thing to a copy of themselves. The information processing model (Newell) was even used for many years as the "best" way to understand the psyche and cognition. I have often wondered about our need to replace God's creation with artifice.

The scripture talks often of objects being sinful, a census for example brought God's anger on Israel. God showed disdain for those who depend or take pride in numerical strength. Yes large groups can be "sin" in "community" or in group dependence. 2 Chronicles 9 says the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth , to strengthen those whose hearts are true to Him. [individuals ?].

Objects are never physical monoliths which stand alone. They are the result of motives, goals, a process, be that accidental. They are "situated."

1. Contemporary Porn is created by a renewed fascination with the wrist and eye. This was created by the computer, which lends itself poorly to the use of the entire body. It is curious that given the fascination with the wrist and pushing buttons that we haven't created obsessional hand fetishes for the wrist and fingers. (the near future ?).
2. I love the way your fingers caress the mouse, and your strong fingers play with the keys !
3. Your wrists are so enticing !
4. The future of attraction will necessitate the tattooing of keyboards on the human body (a new spin on Qwerty- I dare you), maybe a good name for a kid- "hey Qwerty" : )
5. 99% of the people in the world don't know what they are doing



B.
1. Why is corruption perpetuated ? When you speak up about something, people think you are angry or unforgiving- this is corruption of reality ! The circle of ignorance and indifference.
2. It is easy to identify an unloving person, they're the first to accuse you of not loving.
3. Forgiveness aims to create peace, if peace does not result from forgiveness, it never was forgiveness. The problem is that sometimes institutions reinforce sin, meaning peace cannot be achieved. Forgiveness then achieves very little for God, the other person or yourself. How can you forgive a false idea, that a person has put their faith in, which is why they sin toward you. You are still to say they are guilty of sin, this has little to do with forgiveness. Forgiveness for us is actually more to do with hypocrisy, the idea that if God forgives our sins, we too must forgive.
4. Anger is the natural result of unrequited love, that is why anger is Godly, why God is wrathful ! Like any scorned lover, God gets upset about His church.
5. Its easy to identify an aggressive person, they're the first to accuse one of not being gentle.
6. Anger and pain are the evidence of a loving person, or loving a person. If someone rejects you and you are indifferent or "civilized," you probably never cared for them in the first place, this is how I understand the love of God and His anger. Unrequited love and rejection will generate indignation in somone who loves themself, maybe why the bible says, love one another as you love yourself.
7. Anger and pain are the evidence of a loving person, or loving a person. If someone rejects you and you are indifferent or "civilized," you probably never cared for them in the first place, this is how I understand the love of God and His anger. Unrequited love and rejection will generate indignation in someone who loves themself, maybe why the bible says, love your neighbour as you love yourself.

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