Tag: religion

awareness

Fantasies Of The Mind

One of the most immediate functions of the human mind is to fill in blanks where blanks remain outstanding.  The sensations that flood in all the time would drive us insane if unfiltered, so the other part of the brain’s primary functions becomes filtering things down to what it believes are necessary in the moment.  …

depression

They Told Me I Didn’t Understand

Some things happen divorced of time and space. I have a memory, of which I cannot place the date or location, or even my age, beyond it being likely in my early twenties.  There was alcohol involved, but I was not yet drunk (or maybe I was, I don’t know). Two friends of mine at …

connection

Christmas Eve

I don’t actually believe in Jesus as anything other than a nice man from a long time ago whose philosophy has been badly perverted by greed-and-power structures around the world, but I like Christmas. I’m lucky in that I have a family that is very close and gets along well, without too much in the …

religion

Christian Morality

What does this even mean anymore? I mean, it seems to mean whatever anyone wants it to mean, so long as they claim to love God and go to church on Sunday. Even beyond the obvious contradictions in morality in the Bible itself (within individual books, and not even counting the massive philosophical differences between …

culture

Advocate Of Disestablishment

Sometimes, I write something down as an idea to explore later, and I’m not really sure what I meant by it.  I look at the things I was reading around that time, or what I writing about, and it just doesn’t really make sense. I think where I was going with “advocate of disestablishment” is …

science

Time Travel

Time travel.  Ah, everyone’s favourite barrier we have yet to cross. It seems so linear, but is so easily understood in different shapes, that allow for such deeper understandings. And yet, still, it goes on, a straight line, with all else speculation. As yet, time travel is a myth, a theory that can’t possibly be …

culture

Moses’ Dead Generations

Chuck Palahniuk postulated in Fight Club 2 that Moses made his people wander the desert for forty years in order to let all those who were slaves and didn’t understand freedom die off. That no one who had been reared in subjugation could possibly be fit to rule the next, free life. In essence, it’s an …

economy

The New Economy

There’s a hypothesis going around that we’re on the verge of massive unemployment.  That most jobs are about to be replaced by automation, computers and robots and that the remainder of us better have our shit together or we’re fucked. My father thinks something else will come along that will bolster the economy.  That the …

speculation

The Necessity Of Death

This is a trope that’s come up again and again in books, movies, comics and television shows I’ve watched. Someone, usually an older person, turns to their protege who doesn’t understand why someone just lost their life and says, “it’s the death that makes the life worth living.” I’d like to think on that for …