ODD SHOTS and IDLE PENSEES
OCCASIONAL INSTALLMENTS of THISSES and THATS collected over the years: HUMOR, bits of philosophy, short-short rants, CURIOSITIES.
ODD SHOTS and IDLE PENSEES Master Link Index:
#1 – Odd Shots and Idle Pensees Nr. 1
#2 – This Man Needs a Chicken Suit!
#3 – Mother’s Advice
#4 – Say What?
#5 – Old Black Magic
#6 – The Lesser Known Earl Poppins
#7 – Tell the Truth and Run
#8 – Notorious Sex Scandal
#9 – Basic Human Behavior
#10 – Hacking Jack’s
Ancient Greeks: To sin = “to miss the mark” – can be high or low. Sin is not living up to, or being who you are.
Dead, uncorrupted saints make good listeners.
In China they don’t think of history as the past, but now, and in the future too, so it all blurs or blends in one unending flow, beginning, middle, and end. In the west history is neatly compartmented with dividing lines between epochs and eras. The Chinese view has us live in the stream as part of the stream; the Western Way allows us to cut off the past from relevance in our present, and as an influence on our future. We can forget time in a sense and float in a bubble, separate from time and space, in it, but not of it. The Western view, in this, as in religion and everything else in life, divorces us from connection to the rest of Creation and instead makes us little gods, capable of managing and directing our own fate, of manipulating the universe to our exclusive human ends – even if it kills us. Conclusion: the Western Way is a confusion of our actual stature and status in the universe, and hazardous to our health. – 8/27/04
Note: Feeling loss of identity? Eager to believe in something, anything? You’re prime fodder for cults!
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