2019.01.03 07:00 - Spinoza Unexplained, with No Apologies

    The Guardian for this meeting was Adams Rubble. The comments are by Adams Rubble.



    Adams Rubble: Good morning Riddle :)
    Adams Rubble: wb Riddle :)
    Riddle Sideways: well, let's try this again
    Adams Rubble: those skates are dangerous
    Adams Rubble: Nine ladies dancing
    Riddle Sideways: and all those other verses
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: What do you know about Spinoza?
    Riddle Sideways: SL has now grown to the size it kills these computers
    Riddle Sideways: hmmm
    Riddle Sideways: drinks more coffee
    Adams Rubble: I was reintroduced to him this week
    Riddle Sideways: you go to the most interesting parties
    Adams Rubble: seems like a good PaB subject of discussion except I do not know that much
    Adams Rubble: hehe
    Adams Rubble: Was not a good philosophy student back in the days
    Riddle Sideways: trying to get tired computers to give a clue
    Adams Rubble: he believed that all religions are about loving one's fellow beings
    Riddle Sideways: spinoza
    Adams Rubble: He taught against religions being used to control people
    Riddle Sideways: Baruch
    Adams Rubble still is not a good philosophy student
    Riddle Sideways: nope, am neither
    Adams Rubble likes things simple
    Riddle Sideways: says, he laid the groundwork the Enlightenment
    Riddle Sideways: that is good
    Riddle Sideways: *for
    Adams Rubble: apparently a good book about him is by Charles Jarrett
    Adams Rubble: Spinoza a guide for the perplexed
    Adams Rubble: I hope to go to the university library tomorrow to get it
    Riddle Sideways: reading wikipedia
    Riddle Sideways: the short form
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: https://aeon.co/essays/at-a-time-of-zealotry-spinoza-matters-more-than-ever
    Riddle Sideways: like the condensed books that were read the night before the book report was due
    Adams Rubble: that is a long article but it is good
    Adams Rubble apologizes for another tab on Riddles browser
    Riddle Sideways: is ok, spent some of yesterday cataloging tabs
    Riddle Sideways: ah, there are many youTubes also
    Riddle Sideways: says he was an outwardly simple optical lens grinder
    Riddle Sideways: spending time with telescopes and microscopes
    Adams Rubble: huh?
    Adams Rubble: Spinoza?
    Riddle Sideways: wonder if that makes one look out and in
    Adams Rubble looking at the Wikipedia article
    Riddle Sideways: 3rd paragraph
    Riddle Sideways: oh yes, the Lindens had a note about maintenance on the accounting servers
    Adams Rubble: first I heard about the optical stuff
    Riddle Sideways: sometimes history does not need to record a person's daily boring job
    Adams Rubble: he worked in his fathers export business but his father died young
    Adams Rubble: Did you read the excommunication statement down the Wikipedia page?
    Adams Rubble: he was excommunicated when he was 26 years old and apparently the statement was unusually harsh as one can see on the Wikipedia page
    Adams Rubble: no one knows why he was excommunicated
    Adams Rubble: they took up the case again, I think in 2012, and the elders refused to lift the excommunication
    Riddle Sideways: readnig now
    Adams Rubble: said if they did they would be saying they knew more than the elders at the time
    Adams Rubble: Spinoza came up in my Luther course because, like Luther, he believed that each individual made his own decisions about God and this should not be dictated from outside
    Riddle Sideways: hmmm
    Adams Rubble: He also believed everyone should read the Bible but Spinoza also did not think the Bible was more important than other spiritual writings
    Adams Rubble: Hopefully I am saying that correctly :)
    Adams Rubble: the article to which I posted the link states the ideas more carefully
    Riddle Sideways: said he wrote his book in latin
    Riddle Sideways: so you can read it
    Riddle Sideways: and published after his death
    Adams Rubble: does not have anything lens grinding so not good for people with lens grindin interests
    Riddle Sideways: so he never had to go on the book tour
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: he was a good Latin student
    Adams Rubble: and Hebrew
    Riddle Sideways: seems very much in a place with Luther and other that spoke up. or wrote up
    Riddle Sideways: Hey, small thing in the wikipedia part about his dead father's biz
    Adams Rubble: apparently my instructor thinks that :)
    Riddle Sideways: he couldn't pay as much synagogue dues
    Riddle Sideways: that might have turned the crowd against him
    Adams Rubble: :(
    Riddle Sideways: whoops, shuts up and goes back to coffee
    Adams Rubble did not want to comment on the idea that religious dictate morals unless one can afford to pay :)
    Adams Rubble: well, do not want to get too negative--was excited on rediscovering Spinoza
    Adams Rubble: his writings are hard to read though
    Adams Rubble: lots on the internet
    Adams Rubble: in English :)
    Adams Rubble: do not need your Latin dictionary
    Riddle Sideways: just the wikipedia article goes on and on
    Adams Rubble: or brush up on verb conjugations
    Riddle Sideways: oh dear
    Adams Rubble: no need for that
    Riddle Sideways: please, do not hurt self
    Adams Rubble: no review of declensions
    Adams Rubble: no amo, amas amat
    Adams Rubble: no hic hoc hiccup
    Adams Rubble sings who put the amo in the amo amas amat...
    Adams Rubble: who was that man....
    Adams Rubble: I'd like to shake his hand
    Adams Rubble: that folks is why I was a poor Latin student back in those days
    Riddle Sideways: laughs
    Riddle Sideways: just between us, never took Latin.
    Riddle Sideways: so was poorer than you
    Riddle Sideways: was never sure of the vast value it would add
    Riddle Sideways: at the last school reunion, saw how much better those Latin students turned out
    Adams Rubble: hehe
    Adams Rubble: All of Gaul had three parts...
    Adams Rubble: I had four years of Latin and look how I turned out. yikes
    Riddle Sideways: so much better
    Adams Rubble: then I went to col;lege and proceeded not to learn german
    Adams Rubble: for two years
    Riddle Sideways: took years of Maths and had so much trouble yesterday trying to correct calculate where the nail for a new picture should be hammered in
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble ran off with the two pis
    Adams Rubble: pies
    Riddle Sideways: 2 pi?
    Adams Rubble does not have the symbol for pie on the keyboard
    Adams Rubble: 3.1416
    Adams Rubble giggles
    Riddle Sideways: rounded, yes
    Riddle Sideways: hmmm, 2 pi is full circle
    Adams Rubble likes her pies rounded
    Riddle Sideways: pie are square
    Riddle Sideways: a Latin keyboard would have a pi symbol
    Riddle Sideways: maybe
    Adams Rubble: do they have math keyboards?
    Riddle Sideways: we have one hebrew keyboard in house
    Adams Rubble: wow
    Riddle Sideways: aproxamations
    Riddle Sideways: keyboards that slowly approximate mathematical keys
    Riddle Sideways: but can never get there
    Riddle Sideways: now wondering if auto-complete keyboards with congregate for you
    Adams Rubble: π
    Riddle Sideways: congrats
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Riddle Sideways: how did you do that?
    Adams Rubble: copy and paste
    Adams Rubble ran away with the two πs
    Riddle Sideways: look at an ASCII chart?
    Riddle Sideways: and the pi bakers wife cut off their tails
    Adams Rubble: If her knife was 7 inches long, and the tails were two inches, how fast were the mice travling
    Riddle Sideways: between Cleveland and Newark
    Adams Rubble: I think that is Scranton
    Riddle Sideways: depends on the high road or the low road
    Adams Rubble: yes low road Bethlehem
    Riddle Sideways: the path not taken
    Adams Rubble: Thank you for coming today. It goes to show we can spend a whole session (or so) talking about Spinoza :)
    Riddle Sideways: yep
    Riddle Sideways: what a guy
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Riddle Sideways: will spend some of the day on the tabs
    Adams Rubble: I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend :)
    Riddle Sideways: wekkend? still not sure what day today is
    Adams Rubble: hehe. It is Thursday :)
    Adams Rubble: 2019
    Riddle Sideways: was bell always talking in Red?
    Adams Rubble: shhhhh
    Adams Rubble: I guess so. Wol is on vacation
    Adams Rubble: take good care :)
    Riddle Sideways: would be like Wol to change the color and go away
    Riddle Sideways: yes, take care, stay warm
    Adams Rubble: hmmm :)
    Riddle Sideways: dry
    Riddle Sideways: well
    Riddle Sideways: happy
    Adams Rubble: ohh yes, we are not in the real cold stuff here yet
    Adams Rubble: ohh you too :)
    Riddle Sideways: and full of Spinoza
    Adams Rubble: bye for now
    Riddle Sideways: by All

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    Very interested in Spinoza! Look forward to hearing more. :)
    Posted 17:47, 3 Jan 2019
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