a reply to: Tristran
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Maybe they experienced personal gnosis.
Perhaps they had a numinous encounter.
Edit To Add:
I took a creative writing class in the 70s. The professor handed out a one page piece of his own writing to the class as an example. It was titled
something like: Why I became a Christian
. Basically: "I became a Satanist because I thought something real would happen. When I figured out
that nothing real would happen, I became a Christian, because Christians never do expect anything real to happen."
That writing of his bothered me quite a bit. Notice I still remember it.
The assignment was to write a short autobiographical story. Larping wasn't a thing
yet. That's probably why he didn't understand my story and
gave me a rather low grade. Basically:
The boy wearing short pants and a tee shirt goes down to the canyon where the bamboo grows. He chops down a stalk, then attaches the butter knife that
he used to the stalk with electrical tape. He then heads further down the canyon where the willow trees grow.
The adolescent in loincloth checks the tightness of the dried sinew holding the obsidian head to his spear shaft, then follows the game trail into
the underbrush. He freezes when he hears rustling ahead. A five foot long rat with very sharp teeth comes into view. They face off, gauging each
other's strengths and weaknesses.
Looking each other in the eye, they calculate and compare probable expected damage with amount of hunger. They each turn around and go back the
direction they came from.
When the boy in shorts and tee shirt gets home, he untapes the butter knife from the bamboo stalk and thinks about the sharpness of opossum teeth.
I'm sure the professor thought his paper was better then mine. I disagree.
edit on 16-9-2017 by pthena because: (no reason given)