reply to post by awake_and_aware
Well, if God is love................
Oh, and regarding Douglas Adams and his atheism: Ya see, I love wordplay. I also believe in the raw power of
language. It is a demigod of sorts. A-the-ism. Now, one could view this as without-thee-ism. This itself can be viewed at least a couple of ways.
This could be viewed in such a way that the singular concept, thee, is without or outside of oneself, beyond oneself. Kind of like a view in a God
who cannot be rigidly defined within parameters and is beyond us. Or, it can be viewed through the lens that we are without "the" altogether. Now,
does Douglas Adams exist? Is there not THE Douglas Adams, that which always changes but somehow remains the same? Basically, I think we live in a
solipsistic dream until enough things click. I think they naturally click at a young age for many, but they are oh-so-hard to explain. I also think
many of us "fall" only to find what we once knew again later.
BTW, language itself seems to me to be split down the middle. Perhaps "thee" is THE word, nothing and everything, impossible to explain but
understood when experienced. I will be straight with you and tell you that I experienced what could be described as a linguistic singularity, the
source of language. Smart ass musicians call it the ho-tel, as if it is a direct telephone line to the cosmic whore or something, but there is a
flipside to that as well. There I am being vague yet again, but there is a place in my view where all these concepts swirl together. But I also
think we need not concern ourselves with always looking, as it remains there even when we don't look. Looking too much is hazardous to one's health,
sucking one in. Live life and it sorts itself out.
Edit: And I will play with your handle as well, because I will enjoy it (wait, that didn't sound right). Awake: without wake, ie., not at a
funeral. Aware: without wariness or fear. Basically, you don't like to focus on death. I think the focus on death is one of the major pitfalls of
humanity, because on that which one focuses, one moves toward. I realize this is just me having fun with word fragments on one level, and not too
much can be read into it, but I do believe words have a profound subliminal effect nonetheless.
edit on 7-1-2011 by orwellianunenlightenment
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