An Ass, Snarling A Little, Though Still Civil, Straightens Out Mahar-har-har on a Couple of Points
My last post, in fact, contains numerous ideas I have never broached here. Such as my interest in Pagan-European 'religion', the ur-religion of Europe and therefore of we Westerners.
I also opened up a potential conversation to that of Taoism, as a naturalistic precursor to other Asian religious/existential expressions, with an obvious link to Buddhism. I drew a parallel between that naturalistic Taoism and the early European religions, therreby opening more 'ground' for conversation (though I am aware, oh so very aware, that you do not 'converse').
I quoted a rather pithy quote from Blake that surely went completely over your head, and yet nevertheless contains a great deal of material relevant to 'us', here, in this place. But must I break it all down for you? Must it be cut up into bite-sized peices so that you, a local nincompoop
, get some [needed] nourishment?
The 'what is church, what is theatre' line is especially interesting, and novel in my writing, and links notions of divinity, both in Taoism and in proto-Greek religion with that of sacred theatre and pantomime, and then the mention of divinity as an Observer of what we do, of what we create, of what moves in us, of what our epiphanies are and how they move us: that is an idea I have never brought forward.
The comment [by Blake] 'brotherhood is religion' links with Afrikan Spir's conclusions about morality being the ultimate religious position, and not only that but that there must exist links between this proto-Taoism as an original, authentic, naturalistic expression and the practice of ethics [in that context], so I am sure there are links between this early Taoism and the ur-Greek religions, so fundamental to our Being.
And I mentioned, in a civil and open manner, this confusing nexus that is Judaism, which most certainly has you a little confused since, in fact, you totally misrepresented and misunderstood it (based on some of your other 'posts': that incontinence of tongue, that dribbling logorrea
that is your preferred style). This is a new thrust on my part.
I wrote about the importance of communicating our ideas in a manner that has integrity, but stated that I am aware that each person has their own, private, preferred method of communicating. That is also a 'new' idea.
I presented the idea that all our philosophical and religious ideas 'sit upon' something far more basic: the way that we BE
, our beingness. That idea could open up into all sorts of different means of building bridges between 'us' (excluding you, not because I want to but because your whole style here is violently poor and quite insulting)(IMHO)...
I also mentioned Nietzsche's 'violent rebellion' against Judeo-Christianity, proposed that one way to resolve it is through a 'Zen' (...) [what is the word? Manoeuvre? Installation? Resolution?] It seems to represent an 'Ariadne's thread', a way OUT
of a labyrinth, this maze we find ourselves in. But did you GET
any of this, Mahar-har-har? Because, frankly, I can still hear you grating 'It's empty & meaningless!' a phrase so easy to repeat which is INDEED
Also, I mentioned 'gesture', that is the inflection we give that is an expression of Meaning, but a meaning (and a knowing) that is in our bodies, that is, which operates on another level, a pre-linguistic level. This can be brought to bear on so much of what we talk about here (but not you of course since you don't talk about anything, not really). There are many ways that Gesture is expressed, but in written form the only means to convey 'it' would be, it seems to me, through poetry. While that is not a new idea to me, it is a new idea at least within the last, oh, 5 pages of writing here. Poetry: a way to express our Being.
Pam wrote:Alex, you desire essays about life; for those who give up on the essays, life becomes who they are.
If life is 'who they are', then I imagine there is no need to write about it on an internet forum! Still, I only spoke of my preference
. There are many things to communicate and many things to be communicated. If yours is 'death of ego' I would seem to me that the mouth would be one of the first things to be silenced, no? Or, while 'dying', does this 'ego' have a great deal to say? ;-)
What, I ask, does a 'dead ego' DO