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.
Astronomy : Having to do with space and objects therein.
Church and State Content: This will probably be in the book when it is published.
Church and State: Having to do with the first two phrases of the first amendment.
Constitution: Having to do with the US Constitution.
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.
Human Rights: Having to do with the authority inherent in us, to exercise all our capabilities.
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.
Science: Having to do with the advancement of knowledge through the scientific method.
Success: Having to do with accomplishment of objectives such as happiness, wealth, peace, etc.
Technology: Having to do with advanced, applied science; especially electronics, computers, etc.
Truth: Having to do with knowledge of things as they really are – knowledge that harmonizes with all other knowledge.
We use a lot more tags than these, but here is a list of our fundamental ones.
Abstraction: An imaginative process that wraps complexity in a simple package. A quality of dealing with ideas instead of the objects they represent.
Argument: A (hopefully) logical presentation attempting to convince. Not a conflict.
Atheist: One who believes in not(God).
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.
ChurchAndState: 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.