|Exegesis Volume 3 Issue #12
Exegesis Digest Thu, 05 Feb 1998
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 21:26:09 -0500 (EST)
From: John Reder
To: Exegesis , matthew
Subject: Re: Exegesis Digest V3 #11
> From: Matthew Wilson
> The study of the movement of the cosmos is not astrology but astronomy or
I will assume you misunderstood the question and the response was not intended to be condescending and you did not mean to be antagonistic... (I do know the difference between the two.) I missed one issue and saw a response to whatever had been mentioned. The term supernatural in relationship to astrology. I don't know what was said, in what context, but the idea of astrology being supernatural is not at all a logical assumption. It is, in fact, backing up into the realm of the primitively superstitious. Supernatural, is a term that means something that goes beyond the laws of nature. What it really indicates is something that is not yet understood in terms of the laws of nature. Man flying was once "supernatural", but now is merely seen as applied usage of the laws of nature. Astrology is merely trying to apply a set of universally encompassing interpretations to the movement of the cosmos. Not knowing why it works does not make it supernatural, it means you DON'T KNOW WHY! To assume that it goes beyond the laws of nature and becomes supernatural, is nothing more than superstition replacing the absence of understanding. Just because you don't understand why something is, does not make it supernatural. The limit is not within the laws of nature, but your understanding of them. When you say astrology is supernatural, you show the limit of yourself and not astrology. But to the original question....ANYBODY GOT ISSUE 8?
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