Finding patterns in the random.It is an accepted fact that our world is composed up of golden spirals. That is, the human being is made up of spirals and collectively we are living within one huge spiral. The question is, does that really amount to anything substantial that even implies at a spiritual or natural revelation? Or is it beyond the ken of the human mind to even consider? The new Pope Francis I was decided upon during International Pi Day. The value of Pi is approximately equal to the value 3.1415. However, this is an irrational number and its decimal representation never repeats itself or establishes a discernible pattern and never ends. Infinity. Eternal.
…I spent years searching for patterns in Pi.- I found nothing.- You found things.I found things…but not a pattern. Not a pattern.: . Personal note. Sol died a little when he stopped research on Pi.It wasn’t just the stroke. He stopped caring. How could he stop, when he was so close to seeing Pi for what it really is? How could you stop believing that there is a pattern, an ordered shape behind those numbers, when you were so close? We see the simplicity of the circle, we see the maddening complexity of the endless numbers, . off into infinity.( Darren Aronofsky, Pi)
The quest for Pi. Its driven by a conviction that higher mathematics can be used to unlock the secrets of the natural world and expose and reveal the giant looming collision between the creative and destructive, the nihilsitic and the messianic, messianic violence or back to the Garden. The search for Pi’s meaning, the unrevealed truth is a journey into the confines of the mind’s inner space. It is an unrelenting struggle between the physical and the ethereal which is at the center of human life, and for Catholics of which the Pope is supposed to reconcile diametrics into a harmonious whole, or perhaps hole, as in down rabbit holes if the ostensibly hermetic perfection of the gospels has a crack, a small fissure in the foundation that may let in light. In our own everyday lives it is the tension between being split between joy and suffering of everyday life and the pursuit of the unattainable, but with the pursuit of Pi the lines are smudged and vague in places, varnished with ambiguity…
… to drive it to its destiny and to reveal its inner meaning for which it was originally made. Such is the thesis of monotheism. Until, ultimately, freedom will permeate all the world, and the circle will be revealed for what it truly is. That is, Infinity concealed. After which, will we need a Vatican or a Pope? or money? It is said that once upon a time, time was actually was round. Then somehow, like an evil curse, we straightened it out,made it linear, quantified it, put an arrow on the end, pulled the bow string and took it for a ride. In school we learn that to flatten a circle you need an infinite calculation of the irrational pi. Turns out, when you flatten a circle, something infinite appears. There is an in-between space here that cannot be resolved. It remains mysterious and unknown. Does Pope Francis I know advanced mathematics? Can we can pick any irrational number besides pi such a square root of a prime, and arrive at an irrational number? Do all irrational numbers represent infinity and therefore infinite wisdom? …
…“The Argentine press is filled… with stories implicating Bergoglio (who is 76 years old) to some of the worst human rights excesses of the Argentine dirty war (1976-1983), including the forced separation of children from their “red” parents and their transfer to military families and the “disappearance” of liberal priests that opposed the military dictatorship. All of this highlights the very dark history of the Catholic Church in Argentina after 1973. Almost alone among major Latin American Churches, the Argentine Church officially allied itself with the military in a campaign to eradicate political dissidents (mostly left-wingers). After the war ended and the country returned to democracy in 1983, the Church issued an unprecedented apology to the nation. Urged by the Pope John Paul II to examine their consciences, Argentina’s Conference of Bishops begged forgiveness for any crimes committed by Catholic Church members during the dirty war.
This apology did not deter the government from persecuting members of the Catholic hierarchy. In October 2007, former chaplain of Buenos Aires Father von Wernich was sentenced to life in prison for conspiring with the military in murders and kidnappings. Witnesses in the trial spoke of von Wernich’s duplicitous behavior by helping extract confessions from those imprisoned, to help the military eradicate enemies of the dictatorial regime, while offering spiritual comfort to those family members looking for those who had disappeared while under the custody of the police. In 2011, Bergolgio himself was dragged to court to testify on the missing children of the dictatorship, after the government opened an investigation into the case. “
Argentina’s Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio, 76, now Pope Francis, is the first pope from Latin America. The runner up in 2005 to then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (the now-retired Pope Benedict XVI), Bergo
is the worldwide leader of the Catholic Church.
Early reports are describing him as a humble man who took the bus to work in Buenos Aires, cooked his own meals, rejected many of the opulent perquisites of his position, and a man who genuinely cares about the poor. Some describe him as conservative on doctrinal issues, and progressive on social issues.
However, it may be that Argentina’s “Dirty War” against leftists in the 1970s and 1980s will “become the first scandal to haunt Latin America’s first pontiff,” International Business Times’ Julian Kossoff recently wrote.
(see link at end)…A book by the noted Argentine journalist Horacio Verbitsky, The Silence, contends that Bergoglio, then a Jesuit leader, lifted church protection from two leftist priests of his order, effectively allowing them to be jailed for refusing to end their politically charged ministry in Buenos Aires slums. Yet Bergoglio’s supporters have cited a lack of evidence, countering that he endeavored to aid dissidents in danger during a dark period in Argentine history.
“History condemns him,” Fortunato Mallimaci, the former dean of social sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires once said, according to Reuters. “It shows him to be opposed to all innovation in the church and above all, during the dictatorship, it shows he was very cozy with the military.”
One thing is certain: He rose fast. In 1992, John Paul II named him assistant bishop in Buenos Aires, then made him archbishop five years later. He served on a number of Vatican commissions and in 2005 is widely believed to have come in second to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger – now the pope emeritus – to succeed John Paul.
But Bergoglio was mostly absent from the short lists for pope this time around and has been largely seen as a Vatican outsider. That is seen as positive by reformers.
In recent years, he became known for creating new parishes, reorganizing administrative offices, and spearheading a fiercely conservative social agenda. He has butted heads repeatedly with increasingly secular Argentine governments. In 2006, he attacked a proposal to legalize abortion under certain circumstances by accusing the government of lacking respect for human life.Read More:http://articles.philly.com/2013-03-14/news/37717329_1_social-justice-cardinal-jorge-mario-bergoglio-vatican-city