I have a tendency to think in abstract terms to understand human behavior and beliefs. It could be a misapplication but it seems to work for me. Let me explain but first I must set the foundation. Abstract meaning outside the box of common conceptual application or evaluation. Divergent meaning Increasing infinitely in the same direction but on different angles of separation never crossing. Tangent meaning touching at only one point. Axis as a straight trajectory dividing a plane of thought. These are my methods which may differ slightly from the technical terms but I did mention the abstract part. Just trying to explain my process for your understanding.
To obtain a meeting of the minds the terms and starting point must be defined and the process, discussion, or understanding proceed from there. Otherwise, our undefined baseline prevents our logical progression. That is the core concept in general of what is stated above before we slice up the particulars to reach a mutual basis from the analytics of accepted information. This concept can be applied to many beliefs and life circumstances. So not to further bore you with my corny proclivities, I will offer two common examples for you to use as an exercise in my analytics.
The first is religion. Three major religions are the Abrahamic religions of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. They intersect at Abraham as the axis or point of belief. Prior to that point they each have a seminal reverse divergence regarding God’s name although the same time frame of creation. Not to exhaust my point but they should not intersect at Abraham if their time frame are the same but beliefs are different. They should be a linear separation or parallel that never cross.
Still, if they start at different points but intersect at a common point yet expand at different angles of belief afterwards they should not intersect again. However they do repeatedly. But otherwise, their tangent regarding many things especially Jesus, the Trinity, and methods of worship do not. Even their divinations and denominations expand on more diverse planes of belief to repeat the pattern for even more angles of separation from themselves.
The second is Democracy and the Constitution. All American social and political elements converged at these two from revolutionary policies and practices. This is where they intersect as one nation under the same groove which should have created a linear unification. But even as revisionist history must reveal, this tangent of supposed commonality and equality resulted in a greater separation exchanging one tyranny for another.
The current social and political chaos is a direct result of the angle of departure from the tenants of the original principles promoted but never practiced for all. Any attempt to reconcile the trajectory to an axis point centuries laden in divergence is an angle of improbability if adhering to the same tangent. In other words, too far apart to be close together again. The longer they go the farther apart they become.
Any slight or even tiny angle of deviation becomes wider over time, space, and velocity from its original point of origin indefinitely widening the inconsistencies and discrepancies. It has to create different paths toward separate destinations similar to firing a weapon that is not aligned which doesn’t matter at close range but completely misses the target as the distance increase or the projectile travels farther away.
Any violation of itself is an invalidation from itself. So by geometric principles a single line is self-contained. Two parallel lines infinitely never cross. An angle is a separation from a single point. Consequently, my single point is that if it crosses when it shouldn’t it ain’t straight. So what’s the angle?
Thurston K Atlas
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