Art, Books, Philosophy, Stuart France

Peripheral Views…

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…Without ‘supernatural elements’ this type of conditioning would be unhealthy

and is the one most beloved of insecure, manipulative minds

intent on turning their victims into ‘Apes of Faith’.

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Which is, perhaps, one of the reasons why the ‘supernatural’

is here so heavily stressed.

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A radiant visage and countenance

is such a mainstay of supernatural narrative

that it must have some basis in real experience…

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…As is telepathy.

There are though, also, some people who are very good at this.

In which context, ‘reading one’s mind’

is not the same as, ‘hearing one’s thoughts’.

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The praeternaturally lengthy life-spans in this

and other biblical stories

probably have more to do with an editorial attempt

to ‘square’ original myth with historical time-frames

than with history, which is not to say

that people a very long time ago

were not a lot bigger and/or lived a lot longer than us.

Both are possible.

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Halving the given ages of Abraham and Sarah would work

and still preserve the integrity of the story.

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But, already, we start to see how belief and faith

are practically inseperable…

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Only faith gets us across the minefield unscathed!

 

8 thoughts on “Peripheral Views…”

  1. Le Chaim! Yes, I feel a lot more understanding of this than when I first read it, and the part about the apes of faith became very clear once I got the meaning of the symbol. There is a lot to this, and it is very interesting from the standpoint of faith and belief. Thank you very kindly.

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