Saturday, September 06, 2008

Thoughts on Truth, Beauty, and Goodness #2

If truth and beauty and goodness are ultimately deeply connected; and if we are physical, emotional beings, as well as thinking ones: can we really know any truth without also finding that truth beautiful or ugly? And, on finding so, are we not moved (sometimes literally) to act on it. (to position ourselves or bodies in relation to this newfound beauty or ugliness)

And is our emotional or physical response to reality a separate thing then our intellectual response? Are they not all aspects or dimensions of the same thing?

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Monday, September 01, 2008

old thoughts on truth,beauty, and goodness

In the end I think everything spoken that is true will be beautiful and beautifully spoken. In the end everything that is beautiful will become true; all truth, all of reality will become beautiful. Nothing can truly be true without being beautiful. And there will be no false beauty, no unreal beauty, no evil beauty, no ugly truth, and no true evil. For then all evil will be shown as ugly and banished as false. People corrupted by ugliness and evil will be beautified, remade in the perfect image of God. All that is evil will be un-made, unreal and all that is will be true, beautiful and good.

I'm not sure if this is orthodox, but it's interesting thinking about the relationship between truth beauty and goodness.

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