Deja Vu all over again!
blchupin at iinet.net.au
Tue Jul 5 05:02:53 UTC 2011
On 05/07/11 13:20, chris wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 10:13 +0800, Goh Lip wrote:
>> On 07/05/2011 09:44 AM, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 09:29 +0800, Goh Lip wrote:
>>>> On 07/05/2011, Ric Moore wrote:
>>>>>>> One time I told some cracker that I had seen God and she was black.
>>>>>>> His head exploded.
>>>>> Could you attach a picture??<chuckles> Ric
>>>> And Jesus, if he existed, being of Aramaic stock, would be short, dark
>>>> skinned with black curly hair.
>>> I remember when Nat Geo did an article on a police sketchup of what
>>> Jesus would look like... just as you described, based on his race,
>>> ethnicity, etc. I bet a bunch of heads blew up. :) Ric
>> It is natural for people to depict deities that resemble themselves. In
>> the far east, buddha is depicted as a short bald potbellied grinning
>> cheerful chinese looking chap but Siddharta (his real name) is actually
>> a melancholy tall skinny full haired (curly) indian fella who had always
>> insisted he was a mere mortal.
>> Ah, the lengths we go to deceive ourselves.
>> And that inverted Bowl we call The Sky,
>> Whereunder crawling coop't we live and die,
>> Lift not thy hands to *It* for help---for It
>> Rolls impotently on as Thou or I.
>> -- Omar Khayamm
> from the rubyat
I prefer the interpretation (?second edition) where the last line reads:
"As impotently moves as you or I".
My favourite 2 stanzas are:
But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays
Upon this chequer-board of Nights and
Hither and thither moves, and
checks, and slays,
And one by one back in the Closet lays.
Strange is it not? that of the myriads who
Before us pass'd the door of
Not one returns to tell us
of the Road,
Which to discover we must travel too.
Yeah, OK, there is one more....
Oh, threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!
One thing at least is certain - THIS Life flies;
One thing is certain and the rest is
The flower that once has blown for ever dies.
God must love crazy people. He keeps making so many of them.
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