Friday, July 10, 2020

Homeward Bound

When it comes to the current political and social climate of the planet I think its important to stay in the middle. Aside from the fanatics who submerge themselves completely into an ideology most of us probably lean a little left or right. I guess some people even cement themselves wholeheartedly in the center. These are the worker ants of the mound. Claiming neither side but rather a mixer of both sides leaving out the extremism of either. Maybe I shouldn't use the word middle.

What I mean to say is that we should work hard at staying out of these things all together. As the world rushes blindly onward we must do our best to disengage from it. Become unattached from the madness and focus on what lies beyond the ashes. Look through the smoke cloud and try to catch a glimpse of light that will lead us home. Our real home.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Free Will? You Decide

  We are interdependent, sentient beings treading on this planet together. Alester Crowley said long ago, "Do as thou wilt" and he was right. Is that not the epitome of free will? Of course he was declared the wickedest man alive during his lifetime so we may feel the inclination to add the disclaimer "As long as it's not infringing on someone else". In so doing we are also right but then we're no longer talking about free will. Absolute autonomy must be included in the idea of free will.

  Many would argue that free will doesn't exist in us no more that it exists' in a toad or a bird. They argue that we are bound to our instincts' like a herd of caribou and all that drives us is intertwined in our collective DNA. I'm not sure if this view is married to evolutionists' ideology but it seems to me that the belief in God is related closely to the belief in free will.

  University halls have been echoing this debate for centuries. But the fact is that we can do whatever we want whether it benefits our species or not. Look at the Stalin's, Hitler's and Dahmer's of the world. For that matter look at any level of psychopath or miscreant of the human race. Now think of that, not on an individual basis, but much larger. Like corporations or even countries where the concern for others is out weighed by greed or some other motive. Entire populations have been poisoned or in some way oppressed by the free will of other people. IMHO this at least adds merit to the argument that free will is not derived from evolutionary instincts while in fact it does exist.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Trite Platitude

2020 has a strange vibe. This whole year there seems to be this swelling or surge of bad energy. I am NOT going to get into my theories or observations as to why. If I were to do that it would only add fuel to the fire. Instead I want to work on letting it go. 
  Let's picture the world as a raging river that ends with a terrible waterfall where nothing survives. However along the shoreline of this river are serine beaches that are immune to the sounds and fury of the river. Not everyone is going to make it to that beach. Some don't even believe that it exists'. 
  I, for one, believe that it does and I'm am struggling against the force of this river to get to that beach. Does it matter if I'm wrong? No. Is it making me a stronger swimmer better prepared for what the treacherous river will throw at me? Yes.
  To further the analogy Christ is standing on that beach throwing a life preserver to all that will simply call for one. The devil ,on the other hand, is cruising around on the river in a motor boat throwing rocks at us whether we want him to or not.
  Getting back to vibe I have an idea. It seems really simple but It's proving difficult to get people on board (haha). The idea is this: Be nice. I know it's not really my idea. Mothers have been teaching this for a really long time. Jesus says to love everyone and that is absolutely what we should do. It's what I aspire to do and it can be daunting at times but it may be a little easier if we take the advise of Dr. Leo Marvin and just take baby steps.
  Let's start doing our best at being nice to each other. No matter a belief or political preference or whether or not someone prefers Star Trek over Star Wars. We may not share the same fate but we do share one universal truth in that we are all careening towards the same waterfall.