opportunist capillary

Edith Logan kooz at flutesongs.com
Wed Aug 30 11:24:20 PDT 2006


The true story of the world mustbe told by somebody to somebody else.
Exactly in proportion as you turn monotheism into monism you turn itinto despotism. But that strange story has one small advantage over the diagrams. And it is in the mindwherever the mind has worked for a long time alone.
The Sultan in Hassan would have understood all those three men;indeed he was all those three men. And there really is this ultimate unmoralitybehind the metaphysics of Asia. After Christianity there are any number of such emulations or extensions. It withered away everything that was perishable. In each of these five cases it was the dog that died. We may call Buddhism a faith; though to us it seems more like a doubt.
It was another of those spectral deaths or simulations of death.
Polytheists have grown weary of the wildest of fictions.
In other words it is a vision, and a vision received by faith;but it is a vision of reality.
But I suspect many other examples which would be worthyof separate studies. It is not prejudice but practical experiencewhich says that Asia is full of demons as well as gods. Authorities areseldom alarmed like that except when it is too late.
That, for example, is the difference between a vision anda day-dream. But there are many other examples of the same thing, even aboutthe same time.
An example of what is meant here mightwell be found in the treatment of the problem of evil. Therefore Asiastands as the one representative of paganism and the one rivalto Christendom. In the moral world it means something far more loose and drifting.
But if it is not a mythology neither is it a philosophy. It is something more than the difference between telling ghost-storiesand meeting a ghost. This is a manly and a rational negation for which I for oneshall always show respect.
Authorities areseldom alarmed like that except when it is too late. Those who quarrel about it seldom even consider it in itself. The faith consists in a conviction ofits reality. He did not see that it only covered patterns and not pictures;processes and not stories. Therefore Asiastands as the one representative of paganism and the one rivalto Christendom.
Islam was a product of Christianity;even if it was a by-product; even if it was a bad product.
Authorities areseldom alarmed like that except when it is too late. If dogma is incredible, it is because itis incredibly liberal.
Authorities areseldom alarmed like that except when it is too late.
It revolutionised their very vision of revolution; and turnedtheir very topsyturveydom topsyturvey. It is a story and in that sense one of a hundred stories;only it is a true story. For that there must be a final choice, for a man cannot make statueswithout rejecting stone.
It wasa heresy or parody emulating and therefore imitating the Church. Dogma gives man too much freedom when it permits him to fall. It wasa heresy or parody emulating and therefore imitating the Church. 
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