The Admiral Rogers Shrine


This shrine is dedicated to the brave and soft spoken sailor who brought a teetering republic back from the edge of the precipice.

“State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters. Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: ‘I, the state, am the people’.”  – Thus Spoke Zarathustra

3 thoughts on “The Admiral Rogers Shrine

    • Hi Valerie,

      Thank you for the kind words and the link, it is a very interesting article.

      I’m not sure about the author’s arguments in references to Job’s loses and the compensation scheme. Yes, this is a common understanding of the book, but I have difficulty with this reading. G-d is very subtle and elegant, replacing Job’s 10 dead children with 14 new ones is a kludgy solution to say the least…

      If the purpose of the book is to detail how G-d performed a battery of quality assurance tests on Job’s faith and character, then it would have been easier and more definitive to achieve this via an “Neural Interactive Simulation”. Why not just put him to sleep and queue all of the dream scenarios described in the story and capture his response? The usage of interactive dreams is a pretty common device in the scripture. Genesis 28:10 is one good example.

      I would also challenge author’s usage of the term “stupid” in the context of the reading of Job:38:4. Contrary to the common interpenetration, the question that G-d asks Job is not if he knows ‘how the foundations of the universe were laid” but rather, ‘where was he’ when G-d laid these foundation. Obviously, Job wasn’t there, this is a rhetorical question, so why ask it?

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