Deja Vu all over again!
chevhq at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 06:02:37 UTC 2011
On Tue, 2011-07-05 at 15:02 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> 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
> Darkness through,
> 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.
A love of bread beneath the bough
A jug of wine
A book of verse
and thou beside me in the wilderness
a wilderness is paradise enou
Hows that from memory :-)
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