Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Certain Late-Night Thoughts

Sometimes I walk along and ponder the mysteries of the universe; often, it just happens while I am at my desk. There are, indeed, a universe of mysteries that are out there just waiting to be pondered and they don’t always, or ever, fit into our economic-driven plan. They may well just be there for the pondering.

One philosopher asked, “Why is there something, rather than nothing?” We are so used to having something (God, the universe, space) that I find it hard to imagine there being nothing. No universe, no space, no time, no anything. Try it.

Today is the anniversary of my mother’s passing from this life to the next, from this world to the next. I wonder what she looks like now? She was 86+change at the time and sort of resembled the Queen of England if you looked real quick. Is she 21? That was a very good year, to quote Frank Sinatra.

We seem to be all related in one way: people have their eyes and noses up front. So do fish and dogs and cats and whales. Airplanes, dirigibles, cars, trucks and helicopters are this way, too. All the living things, that I can see. But did we design our autos and aircraft to be the same as us?

I wonder if God really takes organized religion seriously? It makes rules that tell you you’re going to Hell, depending on which church you belong to: if you can eat meat, go to the theater, have sex. Is any of it in the Bible?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good questions and thoughts


May 30, 2009 7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I don't think that God takes organized relgion too seriously. Just because it's too organized.

May 31, 2009 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cousin had a serious heart attack resulting in significant brain damage. Routine is his salvation. That's a two-edged sword, though. Routine is his biggest enemy - it prevents him from thinking. Sometimes, organized religion can also be like a crutch. It's nice to be good because that's what the rules say. It's much better to be good because your dialogue with the Divine has led you to independent thought and actions.

June 01, 2009 12:54 PM  

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