Friday, February 14, 2014

5 Thoughts For The Day

5. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

4. If it is broke, fix it.

3. If you can't fix it, get help.

2. If you don't want to get help, you can't whine that it's broken.

1. If there is no God, there is no morality. Why? Because every human thing is therefore subject to the charge of self-interest and arbitrariness, ad infinitum. This is why it's actually a short trip from the supposition of ecclesial fallibility to pure atheism. It's a little amusing to hear the atheists of the day proclaiming a "kinder, gentler" atheism, as if it matters. What do the words mean, ultimately, if there is no origin, no reference point from which the term derives its meaning? I could easily find fault with any group's definition, and so it goes. You may suppose to have done justly, but I may believe you have not. Even if terms are defined by mutual agreement, this is tenuous. Consent is soft ground for the noblest ideals. I see the will to power as the unavoidable end of the notion that particular things and instances have no real relation to universal concepts. And existentialism is cold comfort for those who harbor desires beyond description or fashioning. It's little wonder that so many ended their lives; it is the only reasonable choice, if this life is all there is, so obviously full of suffering it is. Once the charm of fleeting pleasure fades, not much remains. I admit, this is blindingly obvious to me. I'm not a theist from a fearful weakness, but from a considered strength. I frankly suggest that if these thoughts have not occurred, one does not think clearly enough.

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