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Post  Admin on Sun 3 Jun - 9:15

Hi everyone!I’ve been busy this week and I’m little tired. I read a lot of books and I dream a lot each night. I’m generally happy in my home. In my philosophy book for the week,I’m hoping it will be kept alive in this world with so much moral problems actually. Islam is a big problem in my point of view and the politically correctness is killing the critical thinking and the real history of this cult. It’s a danger for the future of our country and I hope you’re conscious of it. It’s a threat than you should be aware of. In philosophy now…
If the reader will keep this practical object constantly in view,unsuspected applications of well known truths will become apparent before he finishes the volume.
If one is to pass beyond mere self-analysis of the usual sort it’s clear,however,that one must be willing to entertain the thought of a fundamental system of realities. To end in a large world one must begin with broad premises. If man’s life is environed by a larger life, he cannot understand himself alone. In deepest truth there’s no “alone”,our own experimental observation proves that,first of all. It seems impossible even to outline one’s method of investigation without admitting the the presence of an environning life is th most striking consideration. What that life shall be called is of course another question.
But for one’s self the frank admission must be made at the outset that it’s the presence of the divine Father,without whom the most elementary fact seems unintelligible. If the reader names it otherwise,well and good. As a possible aid to inquiry,the present discussion is confessedly a chapter from life,an appeal to life. The aim is to convey the living reality itself, so far as possible,instead of merely talking about it. Hence the appeal is to the profoundest experience of the reader,recognized,confessed as what it most genuinely reveals itself to be. The appeal is to reason,too. But reason must start with facts,with actual life;it doesn’t create its own objects. How else can one hope to unite philosophy and life than by this frank union of experience and thought,one’s deepest life made explicit?

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Post  Admin on Sun 10 Jun - 10:03

For this week it will be the continuity of last week again in comparison or reference of the muslim faith so far. It has been a good week for me again,my life is restful and I like it,it has been so many years agitated then I love my loneliness where I find peace of mind and I read a lot of books. My nights are full of dreams because of them I think because I don’t see another reason for so many dreams,every night it’s a different one and I think it’s because of all the books I read.
It’s obviously wiser to be true to all aspects of life as it appears from the angle of one’s own temperament and experience than to force all facts into a certain system. The deepest facts are usually slighted,if not excluded,by the latter process. No formula seems large enough to cover all we know and feel. There’s an element of experience that usually eludes description. Some experiences can never be told. They are intimately a part of us. They are sacred,one hesitates to speak of them. Yet one can suggest them, or at least let it be known that in these rarest moments of existence one seemed most truly to live. Only in this way does the soul,that part of us which is most truly individual,find expression. Only in this way does the unfettered soul show its freedom from prejudice and dogma. Allegiance to a person or theory limits one to the particular view of life represented by that person or theory. To claim finality for one’s system would be equivalent to affirming that progress shall end with the particular discussion in question. Our theories serve us well while we remember that life itself is larger.
Life,then,is large, let us say once for all,and demands a broad way of thinking about it. Ordinarily ,we have no sense of what our total self means. We suffer,and we seek relief. We are absorbed in the present,in its needs and woes,unaware that our whole past lives, our inheritance,and our temperament,may affect this bit of suffering nature which for the moment limits our thought. We live as though time were soon to cease,and prudence would not permit us an hour for quiet reflection.
Yet,a new phase,and to some the happiest phase,of life begins when they stop hurried thought,and try quietly to realize what life means as an advancing whole.

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Post  Admin on Sun 17 Jun - 9:58

Hi everyone! For this week,again my warning about islam and the danger they bring here… In this case,I’m asking to myself if religion is really a good thing,in so many faces not...But I believe in spirituality which is very different,when we die it’s not to be with 72 virgins in heaven,I find it so ridiculous coming from muslims because sex cannot exists where body doesn’t exists. But I believe in a shifting of dimension… This week again I’ll discuss about the philosophy of od in the power of silence. I like silence in my life now, I don’t want of any stress which is just everywhere in this world.
And I don’t feel myself to be a part in the economy of whatever they want everyone to be in. I like my life now just as living in itself. My point of view on time is very different then the majority. I don’t want of any dogma.Dogma is what killing the critical thinking of our society and transforming this one in a kind of robot. It’s killing freedom of thinking and in this way evolution itself. Think about it when you look at muslims in Europe and in Canada now with Trudeau…
If life is in some sense one system,can any other interpretation be rational,will the parts ever assume their true relationship in our minds except when viewed in the light of the whole? Possibly our suffering is largely unnecessary. Possibly it has come about because we have failed to adjust our thought to the wholeness of things. At any rate,to take time,as last,to isolate one’s self from the rushing tide of daily life and to raise the great questions here proposed,is to begin in earnest to experiment.
From the first,one stands in need of all sorts of conclusions which seem to belong rather to the end. It’s one thing to talk about “the power of silence” and another to be able to pause long enough to enjoy it. One is eager to know what that power is. Yet one must first have a basis to stand upon. The fact that a relatively obscure element besets all our thinking about the inner life is no excuse for vagueness. To fall back upon feeling or faith alone will no longer suffice. We are in quest of the whole,and reason is surely a part of life’s whole. There’s both the hurrying flux of our tantalizing consciousness,the part of life which refuses to be still; and there’s the persistent conviction that life has a deeper reality which it’s the office of calmer thinking discover. Clearly, we must take life as we find it,I and move forward,faithful alike to feeling and to thought.

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Post  Admin on Sun 24 Jun - 10:42

Hi everyone! Happy St-Jean to those it means something. I wrote to Philippe Couillard on my situation lately,for Normand it means something if it means something to him because I cited you in my letter. Be prepared because if he does give some attention to what I wrote to him you’ll know. If possible can you intervene for my goodness with him?
Happy birthday to Elly tomorrow.
For this week,I continue with my philosophy book.
One fact,however,is clear:experience is best explained at the outset by reference to its environment. If the problem seems too large for us,at first, it would surely prove more difficult if we tried to leap beyond present experience. It’s only a question of attaining closer and closer acquaintance with the near at hand. If our logic at last compels us to look beyond immediate experience in search of its basis,then that basis must be such as actual life demands. The truth is involved in the very nature of the beings and things by which we are surrounded. It only needs to be evolved or made explicit. All power is immanent,it works through something. Man shouldn’t look beyond his own nature,his temperament,inheritance, education,until he’s compelled to do so in order to find as adequate exploration of his experience. He should have a clear conception of the closely related events out of which his life has proceeded,as the river is enlarged and shaped in its course by its tributaries and the country through which it flows,yet never rises higher than its source. In a word,he must know his origin,both immediate and remote. He must start with personal experience,but shouldn’t stop until he has traced it to the source beyond which thought cannot go.

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Post  Admin on Sun 1 Jul - 11:22

Hi everyone!This summer is very hot and it’s difficult to breath. I’ll be short for this week because it’s hard to focus on something with this heat. I’m very deceived by our government recently but I’m thinking of doing something more about it. And for Trudeau,ah!what a misery! If he’s reelected next year by some corruption of him we’ll need to go in a civil war.
It may well be that experience as individually made known to us is unable fully to account for itself. Something more than mere description is called for. The question,is what is the nature of experience? Leads directly to idealistic analysis and ultimately to some sort of constructive idealism,that’s, a systematic restatement of the data experience in terms of reason. But we are not here concerned with the ultimate unification of the data of experience. Nor are we concerned with the more theoretical evidences for idealism. To be sure,we must introduce certain arguments, for example,a plea for the immanence of God. But the chief value of these arguments will be found in their practical empirical bearings. That’s,the argument for the divine immanence, or for the idealistic interpretation of experience, or for the idealistic interpretation of experience, will serve as a central line of thought by the pursuit of which the reader may follow the developments of his own experience.
In other words,it’s the value or meaning which the reader attributes to the argument that’s of consequence. The first-hard evidence is of more import than the theoretical description. But once in fuller possession of the empirical evidence,one is in a position to follow the philosophical implications much further than the present arguments carry them.

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Post  Admin on Sun 8 Jul - 8:24

Hi everyone!I’ began a book about the philosophy of language this week and it’s coherent with my theory about it. It’s very interesting and you’ll read it soon here. I’m very happy these days my life can’t be better. I’d made some purchases on amazon and the next will be my better in a few months.
For this week it’s very simple it’s a combination of facts vs religion…
3 important distinctions are involved in this brief outline,1) First,there’s the question of fact. For example, there is experience of a religious type,an emotional uplift or sense of worship. 2)There’s the particular theory brought forward to account for the fact. If you are a pantheist,you’ll conclude that in the innefable religious moment you are identical with the “Absolute”. But if you are a theist,you will revere God as the father and indulge in no mystical theories of identification. 3) Furthermore there are the practical values which you attach to the facts. If you conclude that God is the Father, your conduct will differ greatly from that of the mystic. In the end,it’s undoubtedly the values which we attribute to experience that influence us most. For values are ideals,and we develop by means of ideals. Ordinarily it’s only the technical philosopher who distinguishes thus sharply between facts,theories,and values. But the distinction is plainly of great importance. Very few people know what a fact is. The majority read their opinions into the given matters of experience and mistake what they want to believe for what is so. But one can make little headway in the so. But one can make little headway in the endeavor to understand experience without constant discrimination between fact and theory. There’s clearly a great difference between that which is and that which may,or ought to be.
The present inquiry will be chiefly based on these distinctions. The reader is already in possession of facts,that is,of experience. He also possesses abundant theories. He also possesses abundant theories. Modern science describes for him the physical world in which he lives. History narrates man’s life in the past. Moral science sets forth the views of men in regard to what ought to be. Christianity is an inculcation of religious principles. Philosophy is the intelligent coordination of all theories. But there’s need of an art of life which shall show man how to live philosophically. This, the most practical of arts,each man may contribute to b giving thought to the problems and laws of his own experience. What he most needs is a working ideal,a principle by which to apply philosophy more successfully.

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Post  Admin on Sun 15 Jul - 9:12

Hi everyone! In this day very wet and hot,I’ll continue in my book of philosophy… I’d been very immersed in that recently you’ll see later… But it’s necessary with all the leftists around… Our government is from the left and it’s dangerous in my point of view…
Hence the importance of ideals,the realizational aspect of religious teaching,the practical worth of philosophical thinking. Hence,too,the value of silence,of sufficient repose to enable a man to realize the meaning, the spirit of what he believes.
For this inquiry the reader needs no other equipment than he already possesses. Each of us is feeling,acting,living amidst the great stream of events which we call “experience”. Yonder are the fields and the hills. Above is the fair,blue sky. Near at hand are the hand are the houses of friends and neighbors,theaters of fascinating interests. Within the mind there are passing thoughts and varying emotions. Implied in all these transient mental states are the habits by which we have developed,and the convictions which underlie our conduct. The essential is to awaken to consciousness of this surging play of circumstance,discover how we are taking it,and consider how we may become more wisely adjusted. This is to enter more fully into the spirit of the age,to become philosophers of evolution in a yet profounder sense. For it shows not only how experience leads to experience,but even how,thought follows thought. Thus we may enter into the fulness of life as it passes,and by this profounder mastery win the greater repose. And he who can break away from the age sufficiently to meditate upon it in peace is indeed ready to apprehend its finest values,to live in it yet not of it.

It’s usual to begin an inquiry into the nature of experience by analyzing the presentations of consciousness. But as we are in the first place interested to apply the empirical method, it’s desirable to begin with a well-known argument and note the changes with practical empiricism brings about in all our thinking. In no respect has the critical empirical method wrought a greater change than in regard to the argument for the existence of God. Hence it’s understanding of the change thus for what is to follow.

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Post  Admin on Sun 22 Jul - 10:50

HI everyone!It’s very hot and wet outside again,for my part I’ll enjoy september because too hot isn’t better than too cold. I live peacefully and I’m very happy It’s the better years of my life. Once again I had chosed a part of philosophy with the existence of God and some causes and effects arguments...Soon I’ll talk about the philosophy of language too. Philosophy of language isn’t so far from my theory on languages but expressed in different words.
The chain of causes and effects is in reality endless. Without a cause nothing can happen, nothing could ever have happened; with eternally active causes in the world something must always happen. Every cause,every effect,every event in the history of the universe and in our own physical existence, is inseparably connected with this infinite series, extending far back into the irrevocable past,and potentially related to an ever-drawning future.
Yet,if we ask,what does that endless causal series signify? When did cause and effect begin? It’s clear that the mere possession of such a series is of slight consequence. For there is no point at which thought can stop and declare. This cause is final;before its appearance there was no activity. A merely temporal beginning of events is unintelligible. The utmost that one can allege is that there must be one all-embracing series of causes and effects which has existed eternally, a series of which our world is a part of which all future activity will be an outgrowth. Yet, if the temporal chain of causes and effects must have a ground other than itself, if God couldn’t have been a merely temporal creator, we must look beyond causation altogether to find the true reality of things. In order to test this reasoning,try for a moment to conceive of the universe as an absolute void, then imagine the creation of something or of some being in this mere emptiness. Such an event is utterly inconceivable, since something could not be a product of nothing, and every result must have an efficient and substantial basis. If,then,something can neither be made from nothing, nor something become non-existent,the sum total of substance would seem to be ultimately the same.

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Post  Admin on Sun 29 Jul - 9:27

Hi everyone! Terrorists are awakening in Canada what a pity… I don’t know why the government seems to protect them what is the reason of that? I don’t know but it’s very worrying for the futures generations to come as far as they’ll come… Because the massive immigration are just one percent of the global problem. For this week…
The cessation of motion,then,like its inception, is unthinkable. If it were not continuous, eternal,it apparently could never have become a fact. Moreover,motion implies not only a continuous,all embracing series of causes and effects,but the existence of the eternally moving substance already postulated. Physical motion also means change from place to place,from one condition to another.
Change in turn implies the experience of rhythm or interval in motion. Change also implies the existence of space,on the extension in 3 directions of that which is moved. Thus an eternally existing substance, uncreated and never-ceasing motion, and infinite space, seem to be inseparably connected. There is cause and effect,duration between them, extension of that which is moved or affected, eternal motion,and an ever-moving something whose activity is thus characterized. That is to say,all that is gained by this kind of reasoning is the mere pursuit of one fact to another,one principle to another. All that we have as a,result is a collection of considerations which give promise of ultimate truth but never lead beyond this elusive pursuit. What we need isn’t a “cause” of all things,not a continuously moving substance, but an eternal ground or reality.

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Post  Admin on Sun 5 Aug - 13:20

For this week everyone,I’m working on an art project close to me these days… I’ll present it to you when it will be finish… It’s the reason why I’m late today.
Meaning skepticism isn’t simply the view that we cannot find out the facts about meanings. It’s the view that there are no facts to be found out: there’s no fact of the matter about what expressions mean. Clearly,if it were a factual matter then it would also be a factual matter 2 expressions mean the same and hence whether one translates the other. So an argument that it’s not a factual matter whether one expression correctly translates another is an argument for meaning skepticism. Quine’s famous argument for the indeterminacy of translation is such an argument (1960). In fact, he had 2 arguments for indeterminacy, “the argument from below” and “the argument from above” (1970). Alex Miller discusses the 2 arguments and some responses to them. Whatever one makes of the arguments, it’s important to note, as Miller does, that the terms of the debate are Quine’s. Quine has a very restrictive behavioristic view of the sort of facts that could determine meaning. The second argument for meaning skepticism discussed by Miller is one that Saul Kripke (1982) extracts from Wittgenstein. This argument has a much broader view of possible meaning-determining facts, allowing in mental facts. The argument is that no facts determine that a person using an expression is following one rule for its use rather than many others;hence that no facts determine that it means one thing rather than many others. The argument is that the dispositional facts alleged to determine the meaning of a term fail to do so because they don’t tell us how we ought to apply the term. This argument has much exercised commentators.
Think about it about religions!

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Post  Admin on Sun 12 Aug - 8:59

Hi!It has been a busy but funny week,the weather is better these days than before… I’d put very good pictures than I took recently around quebec city they’re in my facebook profile but I’ll put some here…
Were we to conceive of the existence of a vast number of causes in place of the supreme reality,these causes would be in some sense related,and we should then have need of an eternal ground of this relationship. If there were other realities would still belong to an ultimate system. There could be but one strictly ultimate,eternal ,omnipresent ,independent or self-existent reality. However, we approach the subject ,we are driven to the same end. Thought must stop somewhere. All our endeavors to conceive of the ultimate nature of things lead in time to the conslusion that there’s a system which includes all particular starting-points, is in some sense superior to time and place, but is no less truly needed everywhere,in all time and by all thought.
To arrive at this conclusion is to cease to be troubled  when one tries to find God by tracing back an infinite series of causes. What’s really meant by the term “infinite” is the vague,the indefinite,that which gives thought its pause. In vain do we look for the Father by putting Him thus far from us. It’s no wonder that we cannot realize what we mean when we thus describe God negatively. On the other hand ,the way of the Father is plain and direct,if we seek him in the living realities of today.








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