. . . even if race had not been invented as a way of eliminating competition, our view would still be that the emphasis on devoting one’s life to material gain is an incomplete view of humanity.
To the extent that we see anyone in bondage, we know it could be us. Apart from the unjust enslavement of other human beings (and there are many kinds practiced today), we all voluntarily enter into bondage in some way … Continued
I’m reading Teilhard de Chardin’s The Phenomenon of Man (1955) in which he describes life transforming to more and more complexity and shows that life continues to grow beyond the outward form. As a prominent paleontologist and naturalist as well as Jesuit priest he believed life sciences should explore not only the outer forms – the skeletons that remain, the physical effects, the material world – but include the “within” – the imagination, consciousness, the spiritual.
Is darkness asserting over Bodies of the groping climbers Venturing into wilderness Lawns of I-got-mine’rs? Do the brutal grabs Of ice defenders Tear the baby from the breast And cage her worse than crime? Buy more perfume dispensers To breathe … Continued