I love this song:Fri, November 30, 2007 - 8:08 AM permalink
BEB is pronounced "beeb".
I like interesting, offbeat people. I love art, music, film, nature, good food, and good conversation. I strongly dislike dogmatism, rigid mindsets, and any forms of fundamentalism. I think we as a species need to move beyond myth-based culture (religion, hero/celebrity worship, etc.) to a post-mythic, non-dogmatic, integral rationalism (tempered by experiential learning, fun, love, & passion for life). Myths can be powerful, as well as dangerous. They are maps, and the map is not the territory. Blind faith is not a virtue. ahem...
I sometimes refer to myself as a "skeptical mystic" and/or a "recovering reductive materialist" =8^)
I often talk too much.
I believe that belief is a most dangerous and powerful force. (irony intended)
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'Night and music. The ear, the organ of fear, could have evolved as greatly as it has only in the night and the twilight of obscure caves and woods, in accordance with the mode of life of the age of timidity, that is to say the longest human age there has ever been; in bright daylight the ear is less necessary. That is how music acquired the character of an art of night and twilight'.Thu, May 8, 2008 - 9:52 AM permalink - 1 comment
There are two kinds of intelligence; one acquired,Mon, November 12, 2007 - 6:43 PM permalink - 1 comment
as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts
from books and from what the teacher says,
collecting information from the traditional sciences
as well as from the new sciences.
With such intelligence you rise in the world.
You get ranked ahead or behind others
in regard to your competence in retaining
information. You stroll with this intelligence
in and out of the fields of knowledge, getting always more
marks on your preservi... read more
"The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear." - J KrishnamurtiThu, September 27, 2007 - 7:12 AM permalink - 6 comments
"Truth is a pathless land. Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, nor through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation, and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection. Man has built in... read more
We don't even want to know your nameSat, September 22, 2007 - 12:08 AM permalink - 3 comments
We don't care where you're from or where you're going
All we know is that you came
You're making all our decisions
We have just one request of you
That while you're thinking things over
Here's something you just better do
We don't care what flag you're waving
Free the people now
Do it do it do it now
Well we were caught with our hands in the air
Don't despair paranoia is everywhere
We can... read more
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.Mon, September 3, 2007 - 1:47 AM permalink - 1 comment
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful" -attributed to Seneca
Plus more good stuff here for use in debates with the Xian family membe... read more
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