Re: theos-talk Eschatological prayer (Please, bless us all with thine cosmic destruction)
Jul 05, 2011 07:53 PM
by John E. Mead
"Watching death and destruction from a distance has the disconnect"
That is a good line. Our world has that aspect of disconnect developed
into a highly evolved Science. It is one of the great information-age
paradoxes that the connectedness and disconnectedness are simultaneously
distinct yet indistinguishable.
It is, as if, any collective of people can be destroyed, and people
want/don't-care if they are destroyed, yet somehow any particular
individual is never harmed in the collective/group. It is one weird
meme. However, the really interesting thing is that the individual,
themselves, can be in the collective/group eliminated, but they exclude,
deny or ignore the effect upon themselves directed by their own
membership. So, we gleefully await the eschatology we fear. Perhaps
that explains how the "Rapture" is "sold" so easily (just referring to
some various Christianities e.g.). A form of self-indirection.
On 7/5/2011 6:16 PM, MKR wrote:
When we are at the receiving end of pain, then only it becomes real and
personal. Watching death and destruction from a distance has the disconnect.
The other factor that seems to play an important part is that most are so
self centered they do not think of others.
One thing we can do is to treat every one with kindness and consideration
and try to bring joy everywhere we go. Personally speaking, I try to say a
few words to every one I meet, such as when I go shopping.
On Jul 5, 2011 9:58 PM, "John E. Mead"<jemead@NH35RbDKD6-EOuX7nv5ZbDkEaeTJfYCuo8FPI3G_B9KcSbCluKGtA42oFTXwOz3LhG00ATp6ke9ky9LGkpnd.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
A question I would like answered, and maybe even understand, is WHY(?)
are so many people so glad to see the destruction of the world, or all
human life as we know it?
People seem so eager/glad to see these great calamities/eschatologies
fulfilled. It is apparently a great event to watch, and better
entertainment than our current movies. Cool, it will actually be REAL
rather than super-cool special-effects in 3-D. Can't wait. Tickets are
cheap; free event you "have-to-see" to believe!! ("have-to-see" is not a
choice. Belief will be guaranteed).
I have lived through so many end-of-the worlds, just in my own
life-time, it is rather boring.
Theosophies, Integral Traditions, Spitituality, Sacred Science, the
Future... they must have something better to offer, and even to do,
than produce this stuff.
How about computer-network/energy-grid disruptions from a Coronal Mass
A world-wide-war among all the Religions...(?) God, save our souls from
Note: My grocery store updated there computer system last year. They
actually had no way to order anything for the store without their new
(flakey) computer system, literally. (BTW - connected to their Intranet
via satellite). That rather bothered me.
Anyway. Find some realistic things to worry about, but try to help fix
them. Better yet, try living in the "Now".
We are all in this together, today.
I kind of thought that was somewhere in the 3 Objects.... forming a
universal brotherhood or something. I missed the part about propagating
fear and eschatologies.
John E. M.
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