passes through three stages before it is recognized.
In the first, it is ridiculed.
In the second, it is opposed.
In the third, it is regarded as self-evident.
The PEN is the TONGUE of the MIND.
WRITING is the graphic expression of actual SPEECH.
LANGUAGE is the doorway into our virtual world.
We live in a linguistic universe where reality is what we construct in WORDS.
In SUMER (Mesopotamia) the LIFE of the universe was the CREATIVE WORD.
In the BEGINNING was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was God.
Man was created from dust of the ground and shall return to dust—
For dust you are and to dust you will return—
Maggots are your bed and worms are your blanket—
(Prophet Isaiah 14:11)
You do not know life—how could you know death (Confucius).
Logic will get you from A to B—
IMAGINATION will take you everywhere
WHY people love the TRUTH but don’t want to be proven wrong
and refuse to be shown that mistake?
Questions about death always refer to “a time . . . after death”.
Jesus preached: “Repent! For the kingdom of heaven is near.” (Matthew 4:17)
I tell you the TRUTH: (John 6:47)
He who believes has everlasting life.
Whereof one cannot speak—thereof one must be silent (Wittgenstein).
Science teaches how the heavens go
religion teaches how to go to heaven.
A religion cannot become a global faith without books to TEACH.
The pope in Rome had the Bible (Old & New Testaments) translated into Latin—
the lingua franca of the fifth century.
Where they burn books, they will ultimately also burn people (Heine).
Where they burn “free speech (freedom of religion)”,
they will also “burn/punish” the dissenters.
FREE SPEECH —what is left over when a community has determined in advance
what it does not want to hear (censorship).
TRUTH by its very nature is cruel, and to protect themselves against the TRUTH
—to see things as they really are—
people believed what they wished to believe—in order to SURVIVE.
What you cannot prove—YOU CAN BELIEVE
BELIEF is thicker than critical thinking.
The TRUTH you believe and cling to— makes you unavailable to hear anything new.
In the past, at royal courts,
was the only one allowed to
TELL THE TRUTH
LIFE isn’t about “finding yourself”.
LIFE is about “creating yourself”.
(George Bernard Shaw)
HAPPY OCTOBER 9th!