Thoughts on Deity, Religion, Spirit and Humor
Descartes In Love
Einstein On God
Descartes In Love
"Love, accepting that we are not pure and lucent hearts, ricocheting towards each other like unlatched stars—no, we are tainted with self.
We sometimes believe the self is an invisible glass,
just as we believe the body is a suit made of meat.
Doubt all things invisible.
Doubt all things visible."
"Often misquoted, Einstein strove for clarity in regard to his personal beliefs.
Some early photographs, thoughts written by his own hand, and the writings of his biographers comprise this well-referenced excerpt from the Christopher Hitchensbook 'The Portable Atheist.' Read by Nicholas Ball."
In his direct and uncompromising style, the aged philosopher
makes no bones about his opinion in this short clip.
"There is no need for temples,
no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples;
my philosophy is kindness."
A 'religion', I continue to aspire to, and a philosophy I must remind myself to remember. I'm still 'practicing' staying conscious enough in the fleeting 'now' of my days to reign in the flow of emotions that sometimes catch me in their whirlwind grasp - toss me around and round.
Here's a 10 Minute clip from his live show. I leave it to you if he makes you laugh the way he does me (with the warning that there is quite a bit of profanity, so, it's up to you.)
I also love
No Lack of Spirit Here - Can't find any specifically religious quotes or clips, though I remember some gorgeous references in - 'The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life In The Universe' - (I was fortunate enough to see the Broadway show way back when it opened, but I've seen the DVD and, if you can, do buy, get from the library, or rent it . It's realy, deliciously, delightfully brilliant). Here is an amusing 'interview' with her, nothing like any interview you might expect.
"Lily Tomlin appears on Night After Night to pitch her new movie, but instead of appearing as herself, she is interviewed as "Kate", a wealthy Manhattan socialite who bankrolled the movie and only has a passing acquaintance with Lily Tomlin. Further, it appears she doesn't even like Lily that much.Alan does a great job playing along - (it includes a very brief clip of the film)
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The Tao Of The Poet
"Imagine a president whose philosophy might be summed up in six words:
Pay attention. Do no harm. Rejoice."
Read More of this Essay Here
How about you?
All thoughts most welcome.