duminică, 29 iulie 2012

The Adornment of Ideas

The lack of any adornment for ideas makes them weak for being accepted.

The adornment in the case of an idea is not only the rhetorical envelopment, but also the various ways by which it succeeds in providing something different than it as an object of interest or as a source of attraction.

For instance, without any rhetorical adornment, the statements of a handbook can attract because of the assumed promise to be useful for something else than themselves: their use in a certain practical or theoretical purpose.

The adornment of an idea is deceitful whenever it sends to another thing by neglecting the due precision of the idea itself that should function as a starting point.

In the case of religious ideas, since they are about something else than anything that can be understood in human terms – a divine realm -, they cannot vindicate the status of ideas that send the man to something else. They already belong to such ‘something else’.

Yet, the religious ideas seem to be strong. However, they are not strong as ideas, but as a consequence of the human preference for adornments and for manners to escape from the ideas to something different from them.

On the other part, the ideas contrary to religious ones often fail to be convincing because of the lack of any adornment or of any possibility to sent the man to something else than themselves [so, the scientific ideas]. Also, it is not known that it is not a fight with ideas, but with their adornment.