Pope in Christian virtue, shows St. Augustine testimony that “Man is between urine and excrement” and though we may Not Know why, and what we Do know, is a lot, then God becomes a sort of sacred oddity?!
With this we swing back to Man being little better than a worm, for in one sense, he is just that.
And Hobbes take on our cunning to kill father and brother on account of the fact that the we are the terribleness in us, amplified by the devil called Satan, is now, also called Lucifer. Providing the daemon for our own destiny.
What does this mean, if anything?
Well, my learning from the esteemed professor in The Great Courses© whom professes or professed at what could be an excellent facility for learning–especially with his, or her contribution . . .
What I learned from the professor on Kant, is that Kant mulled on Man’s occurrence, and what of it? For 10 years, he professed without publishing–until he produced an 800-page treatise.
Well, Hobbes, found focus on personal prizes, with greatest trophies and gold, kept in commons, to bring on the good in business and receive currency to buy the goods, on personal time.
Kant, saturated with Man’s nature for devilish acts concluded that within His nature were “radical evil.”
For me, that means: descending to Hell . . . nonstop, that is to say: a non ending, continuous descent into hell that, if it were “not so bad now” would soon be making you sweat, followed by fear, followed by terror, and I-want-it-clear: A very, very acute particle-physics brain disorder Jung would term, at his time–schizophrenia. All the while descending further, and further down–non ending.
Such would be one’s fate that your spoils cannot be enjoyed, and service to you cannot be rendered, because servants, in what amounts to, quantum chaos, would be acutely schizophrenic themselves.
Assured by Kant, that, you, as human, can choose feeing your soul to Heaven by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord Savior, after getting a taste of true Hell, in Kantian personal experience, it seems the fascination with fate fatale is but a quest for old men to send the whole Earth’s population in communitarian, Jonestown conviction to the grave along with these particular old individuals, in a “I-am-God” modern mentality, completely full of hubris, and lacking in compassion and mercy
Such compassion and mercy centers on, “our knowledge is poor at best,” and “the mystery” is a mystery, even if you can’t identify each particle and subparticle, and account the amount of energy applied naturally descending to urine and excrement, and worms of decay. We have the spirit and it’s God’s!
So then it becomes a matter of how and when we “check out,” and we need to be clear our divergent solutions come from–doing–on exoplanet Earth, and economic incentives encouraging constructive actions and economic disincentives discouraging Earth sciences university-determined destructiveness, that, when possible, becomes decriminalized, to observe the destructive activity and submit workers and businesses in fresh, competing start-up subsidiaries doing their busy-ness on what is correct to do on Earth and what keeps liberal economics from obsolence with Hayek-Keynes Nixon Perot attention.
This is all corporate funding to go into organizations that serve the times we are in, and compete in for creditworthiness based on stewardship and results. This could be a private bank’s decisions, much like Moody’s rating of bonds.
Take for its worth.