Sometimes I try to eliminate Bob and write beyond myself. This is one of those days, so I take no responsibility.
As there are degrees of abstraction -- from natural science to mathematics to metaphysics -- there are... how to put it... shockingly diverse and different modalities of language, or of logospheric activity.
For example, the same logos that allows us to understand the world allows us to understand ourselves, and these two -- object and subject -- could scarcely be more different. Introspection at one end, extrospection at the other, united by a Most Mysterious Third, and how did he get here?
Moreover, this logos also allows us to navigate the transnatural world, which is just plain bizarre, unless we acknowledge that the cosmos is indeed a logosphere.
I often tell my son that Christianity is less something to look at than through -- as with a telescope, you can stare at it all day -- or analyze its parts down to the submolecular level -- but the point is to look through it to see what we can see.
Sure enough, a whole hierarchy of organization comes into view, from the terrestrial to the celestial and beyond. Same thing when you look through a telescope.
The point of the logoscope is to look through it. Obviously it reveals a nonlocal order, but guess what? It also reveals an overwhelming amount of disorder, and this disorder can only be seen from the perspective of the Order. Absent the latter, the disorder can even be mistaken for Order.
And now you understand the left, which combines the worst of both worlds: for on the one hand it generates disorder on every level -- personal, familial, psychosexual, economic, educational, political, etc. -- from which it promises to rescue us through its imposition of a top-down order. Just grant them more power and they'll give you order, good and hard.
All of the left's tyrannical mechanisms, e.g., "political correctness," "cancellation," selective outrage, educational indoctrination, media manipulation, etc., serve the broader purpose of bullying free thinkers -- AKA thinkers -- into submission. (Thinking minus Freedom = The Machine.)
Now, what is thinking itself but quintessentially logospheric activity on a personal basis? If it's not, then it's nothing. We can know this with absolute certitude, again, by looking though the logoscope and seeing the psychic disorder. Follow any of this disorder to its principle or its end, and it not only makes no sense, but manufactures nonsense. Or maybe you've never watched CNN.
The other day we mentioned that analysis and synthesis are like catabolism and anabolism, and constitute the metabolism of being. This spiritual activity is sponsored, so to speak, by the logos that not only infuses being, but is, in a manner of speaking, Being itself.
How so? Because we all bear the stamp of a spiraling trinitarian dance involving Beyond Being <-> Being <-> Knowing. These three can be conceptualized in a number of ways, for example, Father <-> Son <-> Holy Spirit, Subject <-> Object <-> Truth, Absolute <-> Infinite <-> Perfection, Unity <-> Multiplicity <-> Love, Absolute <-> Relative <-> Personal, etc.
Returning to the subject of logos, we can also say something like... God <-> Word <-> Womb <->. For God can speak his Word all day long -- or even all history long -- but it requires fertile ground in order to become in time and return to the One who spoke it.
I'm looking at this new translation of John, which reads (emphases mine)
But for those who did receive him? He gave them, those who believe in his name, the power of becoming children of God -- who are begotten not from blood, nor yet from the will of flesh, nor even from the will of a husband, but from God.
Returning to our analogy: peer through the logoscope, see the logosphere. Or, don't, and see nothing -- nothing but disorder masquerading as order, or infrahuman pretending to be man.
Got a late start, and there are errands to run.