Oct 31, 2011

Faith Moments

{January 1997, Mt. Sinai, 4:30 AM}   
We climb Mt Sinai with flashlights in our hands.  We cling to the rocks.   Camel Jockeys shout in the dim light, “You want Camel?  Twenty-five dollars!”  I reply, “We’re American’s I need no camel to get up this darn mountain.” Our flashlights go out. We stumble faithfully on.

Oct 25, 2011

Do Science Fiction and Religion Mix

A balance is sought.  The world is perfectly imbalanced so our thoughts can at times unravel.   Alexsander Dumas Fila said in the preface to his father's The Three Musketeers that:
"the world of thought, which includes the world of fiction, is governed by laws that as absolute and infallible as the laws of the universe, whose equilibrium and harmony I have just now been admiring."*
If one reads science fiction one’s thoughts can space out, if not properly balanced by the infallible word of God.  The truth of God balances our perspective on  living and dying here in our temporary world. 
*Dumas, Alexandre. The Three Musketeers. New York: Trident International, 1999. Print.

Oct 18, 2011

In fact, gentle borrower, I have not written a book at all—I have merely cleaned a house. All that is left is out on the clothes line; but it’s good for a man’s vanity to have the neighbors see him—on the clothes line.
-Charles Ives, 1874-1954

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