Categories & Tags

Here are the typical meanings of the categories and tags appearing in this blog (unless otherwise stated). If you have a suggestion, please send it along. My object is to facilitate discussion and thus improve our understanding of one another and our universe. Any help will be appreciated very much. Obviously I will have to make the final decision about any such things so I must reserve that right.

I use categories as a way to broadly index the topics I treat so they are a kind of scattered table of contents. Tags are more distinctly keywords that identify subtopics and are thus connections across categories.

A owl is wise about categoriesCategories

Astronomy
: Having to do with space and objects therein.

Economic: Having to do with prices, costs, and transactions – including their broadest senses such as opening ones heart to a stranger may lead to a broken heart.

Energy:
 Having to do with the production, transfer and consumption of forces that change things.

Geology
: Having to do with the physical structure, composition and nature of the earth or other objects in space.

Geography:
 Having to do with physical features of a body in space (usually the earth), especially in regard to the impact or influence of those features (shape, chemistry, movement, etc.) on other related things including especially people.

Happiness:
 Having to do with contentment, peace of mind, feeling of worthiness, virtue and value/worth.

Instinct:
 Having to do with unconscious or automatic behaviors or reactions or natural tendencies to such.

Law: Having to do with legal matters, especially legislation and its effects.

Logic:
 Having to do with the process of accurate thinking.

Philosophy: Having to do with the nature of reality, existence, or knowledge.

Physics: Having to do with the physical world and/or its properties and/or the laws that govern it.

Politics: Having to do with government and public affairs.

Religion
: Having to do with belief, faith and philosophy.

Tags

We use a lot more tags than these, but here is a list of our fundamental ones.

Atonement: The power accrued by Jesus Christ through unjust suffering, to make mercy overcome justice for those who covenant with him to obey and defend him in all things.

Believer: Narrowly: one who believes in God. Broadly: one who believes something, i.e. everyone.

Bible: Probably the King James version unless otherwise noted.

Blessing: An advantage or gift usually from God.

Church&State: Involved in the separation of church and state issue.

Commandment: A law from God, or an instruction that requires obedience.

Commitment: A firm decision to adhere to a specific course of action.

Counsel: Advice, or to advise.

Dilemma: A circumstance wherein there is an apparent contradiction, especially where a perceived impossibility clearly exists. A perplexity or conundrum. Example: Why doesn’t an atom collapse?

Faith: A belief strong enough to induce and/or control action.

God: A divine being, super-intelligent alien or worshipped thing.

Gospel: The “good news” covering the divine plan which gave rise to our present state including the universe – especially the transcendent power of the atonement.

Grace: The willingness of God to love, bless and exalt while overlooking shortcomings, inadequacies, and failures.

Happiness: The state of contentment, self-worth, peace of mind, cheerfulness.

Hope: An expectation whether based on knowledge or faith.

Inspiration: See Revelation.

Love: A caring and affection focused on someone or something with passion strong enough to induce and control action.

Man: An instance of the human species.

Obedience: Putting one’s behavior in harmony with any sort of law or principle.

Peace: A state of mind and heart where there is little or no anxiety about one’s physical, emotional and spiritual safety.

Prophet: A person who receives inspiration or revelation about the future.

Prostitution: Trading a virtue for money and/or power.

Revelation: Thoughts, ideas, plans, or facts received from God, whether directly or indirectly.

Separation of Church and State: The legal and political issue.

Solution: A harmonizing of a dilemma or a method to accomplish a goal.

Trial: A difficult challenge to one’s composure, peace of mind or circumstances.

Truth: Knowledge of things as they really are.