from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Characteristic of or suitable to a creature, often specifically a non-human animal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Creatural; characteristic of a creature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to a created or dependent being; having the character and limitations of a creature.
And the distinction between "higher" and "lower" systems in the brain offers no relief: for I no more initiate events in executive regions of my prefrontal cortex than I cause the creaturely outbursts of my limbic system.
All technology implicitly promises to reverse the curse, easing the burden of creaturely existence.
As for the universe, God loves it because, by loving himself, he loves everything demanded by his beauty and mercy, and that includes an infinity of creaturely possibilities.
And: "He loves her expression during sex, open and undefended, with a creaturely purity and singularity of purpose."
In a sustainable society, the basic cycles of our personal quests for sustenance - food, shelter, air, water, etc. - would harmonize more or less with the big ecological cycles, as nature creates forms that die and recycle into nutrients for new creaturely forms.
When people forget this upward climb to God, this transcendence, they quickly lose awareness of the fundamental dimension of their own creaturely status and dependence on the Creator.
It seems almost impossible for anyone not to identify with animals to some degree or another, and I am certain I responded negatively to this post because of my own indentifying with animals as fellow creatures with their own creaturely interests, although I hope in this case I haven't anthropomorphized them in doing so.
How do we remain humble in the face of our limited, creaturely knowledge and at the same time think as God does?
If God controls the wills of morally autonomous creatures so that nothing bad ever happens, then that's just tantamount to God abolishing the autonomy of creaturely wills.
At the core of this rage, at best, is a recognition and resistance to idolatrous behaviors that insist on overriding creaturely limitations, building towers as high up in the sky as can possibly be built, oblivious to the fact that those who are standing on the ground are paying the bills.
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