[POEM] I Will

Launch me into darkness

and I will sculpt the universe.

Bury me beneath the birch’s roots

and I will cultivate a nation.

Tuck me between the covers

and I will give birth to love.

Shelter me with padded walls

and I will emerge uneasy and carnivorous.

Blend me into batter

and I will rise into sustenance.

Lift me toward the clouds

and I will build wings to the stars.

Teach me the paths to nirvana

and I will become the Psychopomp.

Read to me

and I will listen.

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[DISCUSS] ‘Scuse Me

So, if you didn’t notice, I just pumped out a 2-parter poem titled ‘Scuse Me parts 1 and 2. These were spurred on by a post I saw on Facebook. You see, ironic contrary to my religious position, I follow God on Facebook! There’s a lot of people who post on God’s wall for giggles, to condemn Him for mocking… Himself, and for genuine help in their lives. You’d be surprised how many people He’s given a helping hand to who just need someone to talk to or someone to listen. He’s very attentive on all of this, and there are many times that a bunch of people will come together to brighten people’s days. It’s really a great thing. Continue reading

[DISCUSS] The Seven Deadly Traits… I mean sins…

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I’m going to put this in the simplest terms possible. The Christian god is a reflection of what man truly wants to be, the all-power, omnipotent ruler of all things, not because man/god is a worthy ruler, but because it is man’s/god’s right as the most intelligent thing in the world/universe. Just as man has his seven deadly sins, so the Christian god has his seven deadly traits. Continue reading

[POEM] Cyclical

 

This is a long one, guys. But I’ve been having a lot of fun doing free-hand, slam poetry style stuff lately, to try to get myself to write a little something in the middle of all this wedding madness. I’ll try to type up an update to all that planning and nonsense later.

The poem is inspired by yet another Yahoo thread reply I made today. I’ve really been, for lack of a better word, exhausted lately by the supposed ‘reasoning’ that the universe’s existence is proof of an intelligent creator. It’s just about the most pompous self-justification of one’s beliefs I can think of. It’s pompous in that it suggests that the intelligence of man at a higher level is enough to create a universe. It’s a self-justification with no merit in that it breaks the rule it’s trying to prove. The universe can’t exist on its own, so a creator must have made it. But that creator doesn’t need a creator of its own. The creator is allowed to break the rule, but the universe itself cannot. Ugh. See the poem for the rest. Enjoy all. Cheers.

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Round and round you spin.

Where you stop?

Everyone knows,

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[DISCUSS] Golden Rule Edited: Love Thyself, THEN Thy Neighbor

“Do not do to others what you would not want them to do to you. [is] (…) the single greatest, simplest, and most important moral axiom humanity has ever invented, one which reappears in the writings of almost every culture and religion throughout history, the one we know as the Golden Rule.”          ~Ebon Musings, ‘A dialogue for the modern world’, Adam Lee (Humanism)

“The sage has no interest of his own, but takes the interests of the people as his own. He is kind to the kind; he is also kind to the unkind: for Virtue is kind. He is faithful to the faithful; he is also faithful to the unfaithful: for Virtue is faithful.”          ~Tao Te Ching, Chapter 49 (Taoism)

“Just as pain is not agreeable to you, it is so with others. Knowing this principle of equality treat other with respect and compassion.”          ~Suman Suttam, Verse 150 (Jainism)

“Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”          ~The Bible, Luke 10:27 (Christianity)

“One should never do that to another which one regards as injurious to one’s own self. This, in brief, is the rule of dharma. Other behavior is due to selfish desires.”          ~Anusasana Parva, Section CXIII, Verse 8 (Hinduism)

“Blessed is he who preferreth his brother before himself.”          ~Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í Faith)

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[DISCUSS] The Origins of Moral Standards: Part 1

moralsI’ve been contemplating this post for quite a few weeks, having my own discussions with my fiance and a couple other friends who are willing to have open discussions on such things with me. The premise of this post is the following question: What is the source of morality?  Now, most of you will have already read my little poem on my philosophical principle of the Facets of Morality which constitute the moral standard of the world we live in today. I’ve mentioned that these facets suggested in this poem (social, familial, spiritual, and personal) may not be the only facets, and if anyone has any ideas of other aspects of human life which would contribute to moral standards which are not covered in these four, I’d love to hear what they are and how they contribute to the overall picture of morality… but I digress. Continue reading

[MUSIC] The Most Truthful Song Ever Written

This is an installment of my series My Life’s Playlist.

Today’s feature is the most truthful song ever written: From God’s Perspective by Bo Burnham.

I have nothing more to say besides what I’ve already said. This is the most truthful song ever written. Bo Burnham is George Carlin’s replacement in the world, and although I appreciate Carlin’s genius, I’m extremely happy that I am living the time of Burnham.