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I'll try to explain it to you one more time

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Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Jun 23, 2007 at 14:05

Your words do not mean anything to me. Your simplistic child's question has no meaning in my experience. You do not share my experience and I do not share yours. Hence we are not even speaking the same language even if we are using English. The same words in English have different meanings in terms of our differing individual experiences in living.

The only thing that we share in common is that we are members of the same species of anthropoid. That is the extent of it and there is nothing more that we share in common. I know that you are not a chimpanzee only because you can use a computer and that's all I know about you.

Your question is irrelevant to my life. As is your Greek philosopher Aristotle. His ideas of life and his gods are meaningless to me. I am not a Hellene and the Helenistic mentality is something I cannot comprehend. Such questions as you ask do not ever come up amongst my folk. They are not something that we have ever thought of as important to us. Nor are we ever likely to think of such things as important to our way of life. For me, your question is a total nonsequitor. The only thing it deserves is a blank stare. You can return to your little box of words any time. I do not ever intend to build such a prison for my mind as you seem to have constructed for your mind.

There is a saying amongst all the folk: "The mind that flows like water will be wed to orions daughter". If you can truly understand the meaning of those words then you will make a great discovery. If not, your Karma will run over your dogma and you will end up as road kill on the highway of life.

Try this on for size.

I reach with my mind----into the formless void----and drawing forth threads of possibility----I weave knots of probability----into the patterns of actuality.----The UNKNOWN is the closest of my companions----The VOID my most intimate of friends-----I dwell in harmony with CHAOS.

The Greek Hellenes understood nothing of the relationship between ideation and manifestation. Plato thought that all he had to do was sit all day and dream and it would serve the betterment of society. He never thought of having to demonstrate his ideas in actuality. Consequently all of the Hellenistic ideas and experiments failed miserably to measure up to the real requirements of life. Their thinking had a built in self destruct mechanism that they could not recognise. They were geniouses in constructing static structures but thay had absolutely no comprehension of fluid structures such as thoughts. They didn't even know what a thought was or where it came from or what prompted its sudden manifestation in their minds. The whole meaning of their lives was the shaddows on the wall of a cave. They never thought to question the cause of the shaddows or the source of illumination that caused them to exist in the first place. If they had, their society would still exist today. It does not so their thinking was flawed.

The entirety of the history of human cultural developement is a record of ideas which did not measure up to the requiremtents of life in actuality. Bit by bit, bump by bump man has progressed by trial and error to the present moment. The only question that anyone should be asking is : Where do we go from here?" No other question is either rellevent or important to this moment of time in our evolution as a species. So you can go back to your box of your words and think about that and leave the real work to those who have some interest in the real problem.

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