God is all x.

I am in awe 

of all

I do not 

know
Melinda Anne Caines

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Spinoza response iii.

“D3: By substance I understand what is in itself and is conceived through itself, that is, that whose concept does not require the concept of another thing, from which it must be formed”

Ethics by Spinoza

God is apparent

without conception

of any other concept.

I believe if I was

raised outside

of society I would 

still see the complexity 

of the world around 

me and know 

that there is something 

greater.
Melinda Anne Caines

Clouds

I looked out 

my car window

and saw a heavenly 

sight.  The puffs

of white clouds

were illuminated 

in a peach light.

They glowed.

It was the most

beautiful sight. 

I thought

people need no

entertainment.  All

they need is this view.

I thought

and still think

that I saw heaven

in those clouds.
Melinda Anne Caines

Spinoza response ii.

“D2: That thing is said to be finite in its own kind that can be limited by another of the same nature

For example, a body is called finite because we always conceive another that is greater. Thus a thought is limited by another thought.  But a body is not limited by a thought nor a thought by a body”

Ethics by Spinoza 

Why is it wrong 

to compare 

two things 

of a different 

kind

if both things 

can be translated 

into mathematical 

representations?

How could 

a thought be 50

while a body is 75?

How would the rules

for the mathematical 

representation

be determined?
Melinda Anne Caines