Monday, May 17, 2010

"time is a helix of semi-precious stones, it's not linear"

"Time is irrelevant, it's not linear, " the prophetess said to to the motorcycle cop in U2's "No Line on the Horizon." Bono was just donning a character to preach some good physics and sound theology.(Of course, a literally "sound" theology (see also the "sound theory" tag below) is the whole point of the album.

Many would agree that time is not least not in a linear sense.
It's helical. That is, helix-like.
Brian McLaren in "Generous Orthodoxy" has a great section on the helical nature of emergence, and all truth.

Maybe the nonlinear line on the horizon is helical.

Rabbi Daniel Lapin (p 144 of "Buried Treasure") suggests that the biblical Hebrew paints time as an "ascending helix."

All of life is lined up like that.

By the way, this is not the first U2 album to call to mind a holy helix.

SEE this list of articles..the first of course, is quite a find..Bono must have read it while writing the helical "Moment of Surrender".
The last will be of interest to Trinitarian types

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