In the Roman Catholic Church there’s a hierarchy, and the most senior members of the clergy are the Cardinals-second only to the Pope himself. It is the responsibility of the Cardinals to elect a new Pope when the Holy See is vacant-be it by death or resignation of the Pope.
Here we are, once again analyzing the meaning of the Cardinal in a different context. And as you can see, the word stays true to its Latin root-something of importance. In the world of the Catholic Church, I’d say the Cardinal is a pretty important figure. Like the bird, they also wear the colors red and black.
Four days ago we slid into this wormhole, but I didn’t anticipate a wormhole then. There’s a window behind my toilet, and I got out of bed Monday morning to use the bathroom. That’s when I was looking out of the window and saw the bird. I thought it would be a good idea to write about the bird, and all of a sudden this topic shot out in a hundred directions, and took on a life of its own. It’s now four days later, and I’m still writing about Cardinals.
If you read my post “Cardinal Quality,” you probably noticed the image of the cross. When I added that picture to the article, I knew the image obviously carried religious significance, but I was really posting it because the cardinal directions. If you look at a map or a compass, there’s usually a cross in the center of north, south, east, and west to assist in the locations of such directions. Isn’t funny though how that image of the cross would fit well in this post as well?
I also said, “This is all high level thinking,” and what I was referring to was someone had to take the time and apply “Cardinal” in all these different yet similar uses. There is a common thread here. It obviously started with the bird, but what made someone use the term cardinal as a quality for astrological signs representing the solstices and the equinoxes?
Personally speaking, February has been an important month for me. My birthday just passed, and a day later, the book I wrote became available for purchase. From a spiritually symbolic standpoint, the bird showed up at an important time so I buy into the meaning behind its symbolism.
Where are we going with all this? Is there a way out of this wormhole? Can we come up with a conclusion from making these connections?
🤣I don’t know where we’re going because like I said, I didn’t anticipate a wormhole. I wanted to just write about the bird I saw. I think there’s a way out of this wormhole, but shits about to get real wormy. I think the way out is going in the opposite direction-lets think about what “cardinal” is not. Cardinal is not ordinal. In math, cardinal numbers are natural. 1, 2, 3, etc. (Natural also meaning from nature/god)
SET is the Egyptian God of Chaos, but don’t worry. There won’t be any chaos because in SET theory, we have order-as in ordinal numbers. Ordinal numbers, unlike cardinal number, are not natural. They are used to describe a way to arrange objects or describe place. For example, first or 1st, second or 2nd, third or 3rd etc. As the saying goes without order there’s chaos. (God will get angry if we’re not in order?)🤪 There’s a conflict here-I just noticed (and this is why I didn’t want to go here)
Okay, so if ordinal numbers are not cardinal then there also not natural. God might get upset if we’re not being good or “in order,” but it’s human nature to do what comes natural and being ordinal isn’t natural. Are we being controlled with the threat of God?
So, our way out of this wormhole is to revert back to religion and put everything in Gods hands.
You’re first, I’m second, and she’s third. SETS happy, there’s no chaos, and we live on.
Have a wonderful night! 🤣🤣