Faith and Entropy.
This is about the Christian faith and comparing it to science and the history of philosophy. And it comes as opposed to the “disintegration of the world,” that valuable social contexts are broken down, in comparison to how valuable things erode in accordance with the law of entropy.
Entropy is a measure of disorder and according to the second law of thermodynamics (law of entropy), there becomes more disorder in nature with time. Then we think globally. We like to say that we use energy, but it is ordered energy, really we use order. Locally, there may be more order, as when plants grow and bear fruit and become sustenance for both animals and humans, but overall it just becomes more disorder.
According to Paul, faith comes from the preaching and preaching of Christian Word. According to the apostle John, Jesus is the Word of God. When the Word by faith merges with us in our hearts, we get to come to God’s rest, for we get to experience that God does His work with us, through His Word and His Spirit (Heb.3-4). He builds us up inside and builds the church of Christ. The essential and most fundamental thing is that God saves us for eternity and gives us eternal life, so it becomes value for eternity, both for us and for Him. It’s an order that doesn’t get broken down by entropy law, that is. But that order has the value for us already here and now. The order that becomes broken down is in addition. This can be seen from what Paul said about how we as God’s co-workers build on the foundation that is Christ, we build with gold, silver and precious stones, and we build with wood, hay and straw. But the fire shall try it, only that which endures the fire remains (1 Corinthians 3).
Christ told His disciples that He is the true wine three, they were the branches. They were to remain in him, as branched in the wine three, only in this way could they bear fruit. And he said they should go forth and bear fruit, fruit that lasts. And that is what is true, right and good that lasts.
God teaches us something valuable with His Word (the Bible). But we can also learn something valuable by sensing, seeing and hearing and trying to learn and understand. If we learn something that is somehow right and true, so that it becomes valuable to us in some way, then we can say that we have gained a valuable order on the top floor, in the brain and/or in the heart. But we know very little about how that order is represented, how memory is encoded.
I have been writing about this for a long time and it is under the menu “blog”. Recent articles about this are also on the menu “Faith and Entropy”.
Money and entropy.
When plants and animals grow and when we work to create something that is valuable to us, order is built locally. In this way, there is a valuable order in the goods that we sell and buy. So money represents this order, but we notice that most of this order is broken down according to the law of entropy.
In the market economy, it is the buyer’s need for a commodity and the supply of the commodity that becomes decisive for the price, but of course the cost of producing it is also decisive for its supply, and that’s where the energy calculation comes in. This is the basic idea of the menus “Kapitalen og Entropien” and “Value and Entropy”. Many of the posts here are taken from my participation in debates on Norwegian and English websites respectively.
In the Middle Ages, ancient moral and political philosophy entered the church and characterized theology and displaced evangelical Christianity. This was also the reason why the church stood against the pioneers of the new natural sciences. But it emerged as a renaissance of ancient natural philosophy and mathematics and was a huge success. The natural philosophy found in the Bible is better off, so now we can relate to science and technology and let the Bible’s own philosophy come into its right.
I have written many articles about this, they come under the menu “Faith and Entropy”.
Blessing from heaven through faith in Jesus.
I have for a long time attended Christian meetings, where I have experienced that God has spoken to me through the interpretation of speaking in tongues. I started recording it and writing about how it spoke to me and sent it back to the congregation. Later, I started posting it on my blog site tsivert.com. The menu ” Blessing from heaven” is a link to this page.
On this menu I put articles about history and the present, seen from the Nordic countries and especially from an imaginary “Earl Møre”.
Norwegian Viking kings, such as Olav Trygvason and Olav Haraldson the Holy, fled to the Kyev Rus and returned to gather Norway into a kingdom and it was larger than the Norway that Harald Fairhair gathered.
There was friendly contact between the Nordic countries and Kyev Rus and it was through the rulers being related. This was politically valuable and served as a loose supranational connection. In comparison, the Nordic Council has functioned as a loose linking of independent nations.
The rulers of the Kyev Rus were Vikings who adopted Christianity and it also seemed to keep people together in peace and this had great significance for the Christianization of the Nordic countries.
Nidaros had a tradition of acting as a capital of a land area without exact borders, in the middle of Scandinavia and with such loose connections all the way down to the Garda Empire. Some would even call it the capital of Scandinavia and Kyev Rus. This is probably mostly speculation and it was far from the capital of any empire, but I think of Nidaros as a junction between trade routes in comparison with Novgorod. It may be a good idea to try to renew such a Nidaros policy, with Trondheim and Kiev as twin cities.
In the background to the left of the picture we see West Cape, which is where the coast bends off between Bergen and Trondheim. To the right are the southernmost islands of Sunnmøre. The coastline from the West Cape northwards to Trøndelag is called Møre, so Earl Møre had once the task of protecting this area. In Trøndelag it was Lade-jarl who ruled.
Earl of Møre and Earl of Lade.
Harald Fairhair received support from many earls at the Battle of Hafrsfjord in the late 800s. Of these, Ragnvald Earl of Møre and Håkon Grotjardson Earl of Lade were very important. Earl Ragnavald became the father of Earls of Orkney and Gangerolf (Rolon), who became ruler of Normandy. Harald Fairhair installed earls in the counties, but two of his sons were dissatisfied that they had not yet got kingdoms, so they killed Ragnvald Earl. One of Harald’s sons was named Eirik, he used power violently against both brothers and earls and was therefore called Eirik the Bloodaxe. Håkon Sigurdson Ladejarl enlisted the help of the Danish king Harald Bluetooth, to expel the Eirik sons who had killed his father.
According to some sources, the Holy Roman Emperor came with an army against Denmark and Olaf Trygvason was with them northwards from the Gardariket (Kyev Rus). Earl Haakon was with the Danish king, at first they managed to resist, but then they lost and both him and the Danish king were forcibly Christianized. It seems that this had to be sometime between 982 and 984 (I have this from English wickipedia, otherwise I refer to snl.no ) But when Hakon returned to Trøndelag, he returned to the old religion.
There was a break between Earl Haakon and Harald Bluetooth, because Håkon had become too independent, so the Danish king Sven Tjugebeard (son of Bluetooth) sent a fleet against him, but they lost in battle at Hjørungavåg in Sunnmøre, around 986.
Picture: the Battle of Hjørungavåg.
Picture: Håkon Sigurdson Earl of Lade.
Håkon looks rather thoughtful in the picture. Yes, for there were those who tried to propagate Christianity by force. Since then, we knew very well how it went. The people were Christianized because they learned what Christianity was. It also had an impact on political power. Christianity seemed to unite people and thus resulted in the unification of a larger Norway. Christianity safeguards the interests of the people, and we expect an earl, petty king and great king to do so as well.
But we have to be wary if it really works that way, it has become clear in this recent past. It is the intention of this website, as if I were an Earl Møre, so I can call myself Sivert Mørejarl. I’ll use the alias “Earl-West-Cape”, especially to use the domain earlwestcape.blod, as “ø” does not go quite well here. It will be both by writing history, all the way from Ragnvald Jarl and it will be by addressing important current affairs.
Nidaros-Gardarike (Kiev-Rus) policy.
It sounds reasonable that varjagar came from Varangians and thus from the Norwegian coast and Iceland. And that Nidaros functioned as a capital, with friendly relations with Kyev Rus, also through Svealand, so the Swedes were in it even though Sweden was not united into one kingdom. However, they had to have such an orderly society that the Vikings could muster on and off on the Swedish coast, as in Rotslagen, perhaps before the area got that name.
When Astrid Eiriksdottir was pregnant, she ran away from those who killed her husband. There are many quarrels as to where she escaped, but the English wickipedia takes one that is considered uncertain, that she escaped to her parents in Oppland, then escaped with her son to Sweden and through a perilous journey they came to the Kyev Rus, where they were well received. While this is not entirely reliable, we can conclude that the historic sources considered this a probable but dangerous journey. How did they manage it, how could it be arranged? With the help of the genus.
But since then, Olav Tryggvason has been considered the founder of Nidaros. Olav Haraldson tried to unify Norway with Christianity and was made king of Nidaros and received support in Eastern Norway as well, so he gathered a larger kingdom than before. But he had many against him and escaped to Sweden and then Kyev Rus.
He later returned and tried to unite the kingdom again, but now he made his way over the mountain, to avoid the Danish fleet in the Øresund.
Although he fell on Stiklestad, this had great significance for Norway.
So the Swedes helped arrange such journeys for the Varjagans, probably because they were on such journeys themselves as well.
What would it be like with a new Nidaros-Gardarike policy?
There are now rumors of a consultation conference in Trondheim to make Nidaros the capital. First, there will be sighting at Stiklestad. Trond-Heim Giske is certainly one of the initiators.
Afterwards, there will be an Oktoberfest that will run over several days. Some will start the Oktoberfest immediately, but fortunately those reminds us that we got the Pietism from Germany first and the Pietists started schooling and abstinence movement to make the people sober and grow mature, independent and responsible enough to govern ourselves, so we could gain national independence.
There will be a delegation with the Nordland Line and one with the Dovre Railway. The fact that they choose the train has something to do with environmental protection, and then they demand that the trains be more precise. They bring with them a scheme to check the timetables, it is called routeization. They bring huge packed lunches and cook on the Russian-style train, where vodka is served, so there will be proper rusification (Rus meaning drunk). This is how they will continue during the conference as well, to put their stamp on it in competition with the Oktoberfest style. But shortly before they get to Trondheim it becomes wild chaos, for some mean last stop is Stikklestad, some think it is Nidaros and others think it is the capital of Ruthenia, but they did not remember what it was called, whether it was Kiev, Novgorod, Moscow or something else.
There are convoys of fishing boats and pleasure boats from the Møre coast and further south in Western Norway and all the way from Finnmark. They sit in the livingroom and play cards and drink beer and whiskey, the whiskey they disguise as Irish coffee. And then they bring the martini, the plan is to dilute the vodka with martini, so that the party will not become vulgar, but rather enjoy life with French style. The strategy is obviously in the cards and in the drink, to put James Bond on the case, to try to find out where the healthy peasant spirit and academic sense went.