Positivist church of Brazil executive delegation, in its ordinary meeting in Saint Paul 15th, 208 (June 24th 1997), decided to institute a homepage at internet in order to amplify its contacts with national and international great public. For necessary means it was indicated DANTON VOLTAIRE PEREIRA DE SOUZA, engineer, general secretary as responsible for its organization, development and updating.
Positivist Church of Brazil Founder
Raimundo Teixeira Mendes |
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Descartes, 24th, 211 - October 31st, 1999
Descartes: 11th positivist calendar month dedicated to modern philosophy.
DESCARTES was bornin La Haye (Touraine) in 1596. He died in Stockholm in
1650 because of Sweeden winter (he got a pneumonia). His body was sent to
Paris and buried at Saint Germain des Prés church. His works "Discuss
about Method" and "Geometry" are part of the XIX Century Positivist
Kant - The 24 day is dedicated to EMMANUEL KANT memory, one od AUGUSTO COMTE predecessors. He was born in Koenigsberg (4/22/1724). In 1781, he published his great work "PURE REASON CRITICS", after preparing it for 12 years, a mark in the Philosophy history. He died in 1804, eighty years old in Koenigsberg from where he never went out.
Oh! Idolatred beloved home
From your sons you are gentle mother
By HUMANIY name: Love as a principle, Order as a basis, Progress as a goal
Lady, you have so angelic power
Who grace wants and for you do not ask
With no wings to fly wish wants it
Your benignity do not help
Who just implores with charity
Frequently run over to prayer
In you mercy
In you pity
In you magnificence
In you contributes
All what is goodness in the world
Oh! Virgin-mother and your son's daughter !
For you, more than to ourselves
Let's love without let up
And to us just pure love from you
Make us love
FOLLOWS A CLASSICAL MUSIC EXECUTION
EXTERIOR ORDER - Continuation
V - Biology - It studies general life laws. BICHAT linked it to CHEMISTRY
because of its happy distinction between relation life and nutrition life,
the first one (ANIMALITY) lying over the second one (VEGETALITY). Nutrition
fenomena, analogical to chemical fenomena, belongs only to all alive
beings. Vegetals do not present others. To nutrition life, joins in the
animals, as a consequence of the necessity of being feeded of alive beings,
SENSIBILITY and CONTRACTILITY properties, besides intermediary faculties
of APRECIATION and IMPULSE.
By animal scale consctruction we establish an insensible graduation between vegetal and man.
GENERAL LIFE LAWS:
3 related to VEGETALITY and 3 related to ANIMALITY besides a 7th complementary law.
1st - Continual Material RENEWAL
2nd - DEVELOPMENT, finishing on death
3rd - REPRODUCTION, main alive beings attribute
1st - INTERMITENCE, necessity of alternating rest and exercise of all
relation functions, organs simetry.
2nd - HABIT, tendency of all intermitent function to reproduce itself espontaneously as a primitive impulse stops.
3rd - IMPROVEMENT, exercise improves functions and animal life organs COMPLEMENTARY LAW or 7th life law: HEREDITY results from the last law combination to each one of the anterior groups. BIOLOGY logical importance by comparative method development.
BIOLOGY prepares SOCIOLOGY and MORAL and forms a natural link between these sciences and COSMOLOGY group.
(to be continued in the next sermon)
FOLLOWS A CLASSICAL MUSIC EXECUTION
That these bear fruits in our minds and that, when we go out from this place, we take the resolution to dedicate all our efforts to help in ourselves and others the final victory from altruism over egoism.
Let's give special thanks to our master AUGUSTO COMTE and his immaculated inspiring, to whom we owne HUMANITY revelation and its sublim doutrine.
(turning to HUMANITY altar)
That your world of life
Oh! HUMANITY Saint be not
Just well accepted and understood
But before applied with care to
All our public and private lives acts.
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WHO DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO USE HIS LIBERTY, LOSES THE ONE HE HAS
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