Sunday, 26 June 2011

The manipulator and the marionette

Given the choice to stay at home or go into town, I would opt for the former normally, unless, of course, there is an absolute must.  I don't know why, but I feel a peculiar unease about the town, an unease which triggers a small, yet noticeable, sense of anxiety.  Indeed, I have often thought that maybe I am slightly agoraphobic, but on the other hand, I can freely travel to different counties and countries without normally feeling this way.

How very confusing.

Friday, 24 June 2011

The meaninglessness of Nietzsche's Eternal Recurrence

Imagine everything you do has been done before.  All the people that you meet, all the food and beverages that you have consumed; all such things have occurred in exactly the same way in the past and will be repeated in the exact same order in the future.  If you can imagine this then you will have some idea about Nietzsche's doctrine of the Eternal Recurrence.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Back to religion

Religion, as we understand the term, has badly taken a two thousand year detour.  So badly that we have lost its real essence.  In practise, there shouldn't be any religious laws or rules to adhere to; but yet that is what people have developed out of it.  We should be free to choose what to believe, to be critical of one another; but yet in some religions we are punished or cause upset and distress.  Religion is supposed to centre itself upon knowing God; yet its history has shown how the human has abused it for political, social and economical purposes.

Religion has monumentally gone wrong.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Greenfly, all too greenfly

I am in two minds in whether I should blog a thought that occurred to me the other day.  A part of me feels like it is too intimate for the 'electronic community', but the other part of me of says hey, what the heck.

So I will take the latter attitude and suspend my care for the time being.

As I sat by my desk I noticed a tiny green fly crawling around on it.  Although it seemed to be walking randomly and to no purpose, taking a turn here and there while pausing briefly in between, it was obvious that it was moving toward a general direction - to the edge of my desk.  Of course, where else would it go?  Only, I had a pile of book seated flush at 90 degrees at this exact corner the green fly was heading.  I immediately stopped what I was doing and watched it attentively.