And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. Luke 19:40
Links to my sites here and the bottom of every post-
Sunday sermon videos-
.Rocks cry out- who are the rocks?
.Occupy till he comes
.1st and last Adam
.Money changers [here’s my book- https://ccoutreach87.com/house-of-prayer-or-den-of-thieves/ I mentioned it on the video]
.Descartes- Leibniz- Pascal
.Theology- Philosophy- Science
.Who is considered the 1st scientist?
.Jansenism- I talked about this movement on the video-http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08285a.htm
Teaching- [Past teaching below]
I covered the verses from the Sunday Mass and a few notes from Church Unlimited-
I’ll add my past teaching below that relates.
I did teach some on Philosophy- Descartes- Leibniz and Pascal.
Descartes was born in 1596- died in 1650-
The most famous saying from Descartes is Cogito Ergo Sum- loosely meaning ‘I think- therefore I am’.
Pascal is also famous for his writings called the Penseeshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pens%C3%A9es these were various thoughts he had written down which became famous after his death.
They were not intended to be a complete teaching on the existence of God- but simply insights he jotted down during his life.
He was a Catholic Christian [like the others I mentioned above] and did associate himself with the Jansenist’s- a catholic movement that was a sort of Reform movement in itself- but they remained within the Church- https://www.britannica.com/topic/Jansenism
They revived the teachings of Saint Augustine- and challenged the institutional church of their day.
I actually mentioned Augustine while I talked philosophy- his famous bent oar example- when you see an oar in the water- the senses [sight] seem to show it as being bent-http://lonergan.org/online_books/Liddy/chapter_four_augustine.htm
Though it just ‘seems’ that way to the eye- yet in reality it is not bent.
This example came up while I talked about the whole subject of how we know what we know- a field all the thinkers I mentioned in this post dealt with- called epistemology.
The history of Theology- Science- Philosophy- were all intertwined when you sought a higher education in the classical sense-
As we got into Aristotle and Plato- I could not think of the school Plato started-
After I shut the vidoe off- I remembered- I believe it was the Academy [Honest- haven’t checked it yet- but taught all this before so if I’m right I’ll leave this note- I have since checked- here’s the link- http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0009%3Achapter%3D15%3Asection%3D2 ].
There were a few ‘coincidences’ that fit in with this weeks teaching- I share them on the video.
Leibniz shares the distinction as one of the inventors of Calculus [along with Newton]-https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/invented-calculus-newton-leibniz/
And at the end of the video I mentioned Pascal’s Wager-https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/pascal-wager/ my daughter mentioned how it was funny- because she just moved her own copy of the book the day or so before-
So these are just a few notes- I’ll add the rest below-
John [Some sites see the rest here- https://ello.co/ccoutreach87/post/zr8f9mejhvey8fzdradmhq ]