April 21, 2004

God may forgive you. I cannot.

The more common version, a century or so past, was that God had no business forgiving the other person in the first place: direct projective correspondence of the personal into the divine. (Who made who in whose image?) It is a perspective that very much does still exist today in the most modern of worlds, raising its head every time words such as "evil" are assigned and unquestioningly embraced.

This particularly phrase reflects a curious variant on the projective trend which once again appears to be on the increase: not only lack of forgiveness generally, but abdication of any personal requirement thereof. I see a rather basic problem in this.

(Did I ever promise the "laugh of the day" would not be dark?)

Basic Flying Rules:

  1. Try to stay in the middle of the air.

  2. Do not go near the edges of it.

  3. The edges of the air can be recognised by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees, and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.

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