October 08, 2006
Being your own god
Dr. Robert Godwin, aka Gagdad Bob, has a blog called One Cosmos in which he expounds upon many matters in human existence and applies a spiritual filter in an effort to more fully understand them. His latest post is about innocence. And it's a keeper.
Being innocent also makes you simple. It makes you transparent. It makes you harmless toward the good. But many people do not like to look into the face of innocence. It repels them. Being that it was stolen from them, they wish to steal it from others--there is a perverse thrill involved in telling a child Santa Claus doesn't exist, that all sex is the same, that God is dead, that all texts are arbitrary narratives concealing blind power, that truth doesn’t exist. It is the perverse thrill of of rebellion and destruction, the illicit joy in being one's own god.
The post is a bit lengthy by our modern standards of bulletized powerpoint presentations, but it is well worth your time to read -- and to think about.
Highly recommended.Posted by USAdave at October 8, 2006 01:31 PM | TrackBack