Akbar’s Theology #2 – I am that I am…

When you say you respect all religions, you are saying that you believe in more than one God. Or you are saying that God can manifest in different forms, which is almost equivalent. So, to respect other religions we must admit the limitations in our own religion. In other words, we have chosen one side […]

Akbar’s Theology #1

This is part of a larger thesis I am working on, that will eventually, once i clarify the argument turn into a full 21st century argument for the existence of God or Gods, and the need to utilize religious language to interpret experience and find balance. Feel free to critique or engage. Akbar’s Theology #1 […]

Love is Real…Real is Love…

i thought this video about the dating game was interesting. i think the instinctual reaction to such a thing is horror, and i would love to know why…even i have that knee-jerk reaction…but because i practice suspending my immediate judgments, i realized that there is nothing wrong with such a game, if it provides pleasure […]

Barbarians at the Gates…

It has long been the interpretation of historians that the spread of liberal education across America led to a radicalization of the youth in the 1960s and 70s, and some have implied that there was, in response to this, an effort to denude education of those elements that lead young people to think in revolutionary ways, by associating the goals of education, not with moral or ethical transcendence, but as a means toward financial security. As an accident of this process, critical thinking has given way to discipline as the overarching theme of educational development. In other words the metaphor of the poet, as a model of educational mastery, has given way to the ethic of the soldier.

In My Solitude….

With every additional year of life the creative person becomes more adept at his/her craft but what grows alongside of this mastery is the looming expanse of untranslatable selfhood, that quiet quality of one’s essence that reminds a person of his/her mortal challenge. Every creative act is an affirmation of life, and those works which […]

Psychiatry as a philosophical necessity…

as i grow and learn, i become more convinced everyday of the need to see historical forces through the filter of psychology…i found a reference to this man and found this clip…very fascinating and i see here a man walking the fine lines that define the character of the 21st century wise-man…enjoy…His name is Alejandro […]

Father Mapple’s Prophecies #1

The 21st century will see truth dethroned as the ideal target of philosophy and honesty will take its place. Father Mapple Moab Adzu III

Father Mapple’s Life Lessons…#1

The strength of a relationship is discovered in the exploration and dismantling of obstacles to shared purpose… If you would like to learn more about this, read the wave that is growing over at GU, and see how Akbar and Globatron found some solutions to our existential crisis…. This post was brought to you by […]

Looking Within

Posted by on Aug 15, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Philosophy, Universals

What is Globatron? In the past Globatron has found its inspiration through naturally occurring events in the real world.  Lately, having been displaced by a variety of forces, we are being forced to question our methods and investigate our conclusions and theses.  We are on a soul-finding mission and we invite anybody into the discussion.  […]

Great Stuff

Every once in a while I come across recordings that remind me that there is soooooo much good in the world, and so much reason for hope, in spite of what the news media wants you to believe.  so, here are 3 podcasts i listened to yesterday that filled me with hope and a sense […]

Father Mapple’s Commandments #1

My dear Globatron brethren and sistren, I have been thinking lately about the nature of law-giving.  Anybody who has been around our temple for any time knows that this is a constant fascination for me.  I have been meditating on how it is that such things operate, like the 10 commandments, The Code of Hammurabi, […]

Reductio Ad Absurdum

My dear Globatron Citizens, I am very happy to present my latest book Reductio Ad Absurdum – Five Considerations for the 21st Century Philosopher Sage.  It is available for purchase from lulu.com at the link below.  I will be giving a free preview as a series of posts through the next few weeks.  After the […]

Father Mapple’s Sermons #1

When I have facilitated the liberation of one soul besides myself, then I have repaid karmic debt of my own liberation. When I have facilitated the liberation of two souls, I have increased the good in the universe. When I have instructed these souls to do as I have done, then I have made myself […]

Divine Comedy

the following sound artifact was recently found in an old barn in upstate new york, by a man named Jarvis Hempstead…Jarvis went to school with my sister, and upon listening to this tape he knew that I would find it interesting, so he said “Frederick (that’s my given name), these guys are as crazy as […]

Quip for Kip

The following is a quick recording I made to respond to a comment posted on a recent discussion we have been having…I will post the comment below, authored by a new commenter by the name of Kip…welcome to the discussion! A short audio response to the comment below… Yes, Akbar, war in itself is a […]

Memorial to Peace

On these military holidays, I am comforted by access to those who stand for peace. To those who have tragically fallen to warfare, I honor you by holding onto and expressing an enthusiasm for a world where violence is no longer a profession and murder takes its rightful place in the list of sins that […]

Ode to Greedy Greg

My dearest Greg, You, like so many in our time, having seen a speech from Wall Street, the movie, have made a mistake that many 10 year olds of my generation used to make, wanting to dress up like Darth Vader for Halloween…Because you see, Gordon Gekko, representative of human greed as a source of […]

Akbar’s Aphorisms #4 – His Story

History is imperfect like humanity. How we relate to that fact, or to history itself is indicative of our relationship with our fellows.

The Trial of Roboboy

Anybody who has read globatron for a while knows that Akbar Lightning loves nothing more than controversy.  It’s true…but I think that such tensions, if dismissed, can be lost opportunities for the revelation of real knowledge, the kind that comes when a few people do things differently.  I am pasting an email below, the one […]

Akbar’s Aphorisms #3 – The Question

Posted by on May 12, 2010 in Akbar Lightning, Philosophy, Truth, Universals

About me or not about me?  That is the question. Akbar Lightning 2010