Valentines Day today and Cathy has gone off to be with her girlfriends. This gives me a change to set something up - which is just as well really.
My wee poetry competition seems to be coming to a close.
Doggerel must have the last word here,
Vanity's a tiresome old whore,
Pray the future be not gloom and fear,
Flesh we are, the spirit is much more -
I have seen what you will also see:
Joy and light are all, eternally,
Your power to accept or to refuse,
Your power to embrace, rejoice, or lose -
Everything is light and all is one:
You will see when vanity is done
See? I'm talking to a True Believer&trade who sees a virtue in blind faith. It was in interesting exercize because I'm not normally constrained to verse. To be fair, that first line is probably self-referring. It's just that he does not normally do this. Since the next bit will probably be the last I had to be more careful:
On Sat, 2010-02-13 at 12:02 -0500, [Theist] wrote: > > Doggerel must have the last word here, The theist thesis remaining unsubstantiated. That theist exits, having capitulated? :) > Vanity's a tiresome old whore, > Pray the future be not gloom and fear, > Flesh we are, the spirit is much more - What is this urge to value the false eternal Over the real but temporary? Surely this is the *grossest* vanity? A mindset less than exemplary. It is spiritually bankrupt as it denies The spiritual of everything that has lives. Only by *your* ideas of God you say Can our existence be worth the weigh. > I have seen what you will also see: > Joy and light are all, eternally, > Your power to accept or to refuse, > Your power to embrace, rejoice, or lose - > Everything is light and all is one: > You will see when vanity is done Whatever you see or end you propose, There is a flowering garden of others: Rows upon rows. Madhouses are full of people who see What you and I have not, and hopefully While you and I may choose or refuse We'd instead pick the light or reason or lose Everything that is worthy of doing, young padawan ;) And thus a theists mad vanity can be undone. What does it matter? what is the point? That this or that praise as he or she wont? But when you decry another's position, You open your own to opposition, And what you in empty verse relate, You'd best be prepared to substantiate. In truth, since we can judge at all Deities, indeed, do stand or fall By virtue of the *human* mind Judging the Virtue of all Their kind.
Readers will remember that I asked DELL NZ if I could borrow one of their Ubuntu machines. I've just heard back and it looks like my request is being passed up the chain.
Thank you for contacting Dell Customer Service.
We have referred your email to our sales support team to best assist you with your enquiry.
You may also contact them directly at (NZ) 0800 [deleted] for immediate assitance.
They are saying I contacted the wrong people. But I didn't expect to get that far.