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We still don’t believe

​Imagine someone swinging an object around on a string. It makes a circle and what direction will it go if the person lets go? Don’t most people think the object will fly directly away from the center? 

A person with knowledge of physics knows it will travel in a less intuitive way. But even knowing Newton’s laws of motion, many still expect the object to move directly away. 

If we can fail to grasp a simple physical thing, how much harder to understand the spiritual? It’s so easy to get it wrong and yet be so sure. 

Even with a knowledge of the rules, classes, hearing it explained. 

This video on the centripetal vs centrifugal forces is the best I’ve ever seen. 

But at the end, you may still not believe it even though it is true. Just like so much of life. 

We did the things

God: All right, you two, don’t do the one thing. Other than that, have fun.

Adam & Eve: Okay.

Satan: You should do the thing.

Adam & Eve: Okay.

God: What happened!?

Adam & Eve: We did the thing.

God: Guys

THE REST OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

God: You are my people, and you should not do the things.

People: We won’t do the things.

God: Good.

People: We did the things.

God: Guys

THE GOSPELS

Jesus: I am the Son of God, and even though you have done the things, the Father and I still love you and want you to live. Don’t do the things anymore.

Healed people: Okay! Thank you!

Other people: We’ve never seen him do the things, but he probably does the things when no one is looking.

Jesus: I have never done the things.

Other people: We’re going to put you on trial for doing the things.

Pilate: Did you do the things?

Jesus: No.

Pilate: He didn’t do the things.

Other people: Kill him anyway.

Pilate: Okay.

Jesus: Guys

PAUL’S LETTERS

People: We did the things.

Paul: Jesus still loves you, and because you love Him, you have to stop doing the things.

People: Okay.

PAUL’S LETTERS PART II

People: We did the things again.

Paul: Guys

REVELATION

John: When Jesus comes back, there will be no more people who do the things. In the meantime, stop doing the things.

THE END

(Not sure who did the original for this)

Delusional Angels

Delusional angels
with power to choose
death
for others
or so it seems
they only hasten the
death
of illusion
for others and
extend their own.
Killing souls
unlike their own
wallowing in power
false
not knowing shadow from
sun.
Hiding self from self
barking at those who feed
wounded lips
torn ears.
Starving spirits
always eating
air and excrement
while others wonder
at ribs so thin
and sunken eyes.

Keep the secret!

March 2003

 

Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said — “two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert … near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lips, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings,
Look on my Works ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

— Percy Bysshe Shelley

Note: Aside from the obvious meaning, the irony in verse 11 is chilling. Indeed, the mighty should despair when they see this.