Friday, April 20, 2012

Random Ramblings Of A Philosophical Nature

We are the product of intelligent design, and that design took millions of years. While it is merely common sense to believe that, by design, we could be similar to our progenitor(s), it is more likely that our species is still at an infantile state. Regardless, the pursuit of proving -- or disproving, for that matter -- the exact state, composition, and origin of such (a) being(s) is counterproductive as it takes away from more immediate necessities (like ensuring we don't completely destroy our planet or cause our own extinction). The search for divinity (or lack thereof) is a quest that is unlikely to end in this generation, nor in the next few hundred.

Also, it is pure silliness to think that such information could be found in ancient texts written by so-called scholars (who were, in fact, racist social isolates) who, even collectively, held an infinitesimal fraction of what we know and understand today about science, history, metaphysics, theology, and philosophy.

Furthermore, it is sheer arrogance to think that one's beliefs are actual fact and that anyone of a different point of view or of the opposition are wrong. The stance that one's beliefs make something real, or that one does not have to believe in something for it to exist, is utter stupidity. You can believe all you want that standing in the middle of a highway is perfectly safe, but eventually, you will end up as a stain on the asphalt.

Faith is indeterminate -- it achieves nothing without action. Belief is illusory -- it provides no definition without practicality. Neither are complete without direction, and that direction must be towards future possibilities, not rooted in preordained outlandishness passed on by societies whose barbaric tendencies, narrow-mindedness, and lack of common sense were even worse off than we are today.

The fact is that, as a civilization, we are young, ignorant, lofty, foolish, and certainly not ready for such monumental revelations. We can only try and prepare as best we can the intellect and psyche of those who proceed us should they, in some distant millenium, breach the fringes of the universe and, literally, meet our makers or at east uncover the definitive source of what is ultimately our human legacy.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Wisdom of Silent Words

I wish I had words of wisdom to share, words of comfort, and words of hope. If only I had the gift to put together words so profound and powerful as to leave mountains untouched but move hearts and minds all around the world. But wishes are seldom granted. And perhaps all this is naught but self aggrandizement, and such bellows often go unheard.

So I leave you instead with unintelligible whispers, then silence, in hopes that by saying nothing further, a head might turn, an ear might twitch, and thoughts might ponder on why -- all of a sudden -- nothing is being said.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

To Wander The Universe Or Travel The World

Sometimes I imagine myself an old soul, wandering the the universe, watching, learning. Yet somehow, I know that wouldn't be right for me. There is still much to see and do on this Earth. I am, as of yet, too attached to this world, this plane.

I would mayhap endure a thousand pains, suffer a thousand heartaches, cry a thousand tears, just to laugh once more, smile once more, touch one more person, live one more life.

Perhaps I am already an old soul, and this just another step in my journey.

In The Time It Took To Watch A Video Log...

Shiuta (Poetry)


stories shared
adventures followed
laughed clapped gasped smiled
then wondered and reminisced
from half a world away
attentions held
thoughts provoked
lives touched
friends made
in just ten minutes
and thirty two seconds

An Arm's Length Away And Still Untouchable

Shiuta (Poetry)

vital connections

In the moments when we share our stories,
I feel as though I know you.
Part of me wishes I really did.

We call each other friends,
but in truth...

We are little more than faceless names and numbers,
masked only in the facades we wish to show the world.

And still we share our stories.
Then, why? I think...

Everyone wants to get to know each other,
but not everyone wants to take off their mask.

So, for now we share our stories,
touching lives from across the greatest distance,
always in sight, yet forever out of reach.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Sound of Snowflakes Falling

Shiuta (Poetry)


words are sometimes shallow
raindrops dancing vainly on mirrors

words are sometimes deep
ashes sleeping beneath a riverbed

but oftimes words are just words
snowflakes falling on the sea

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Inspired by Halo's 343 Guilty Spark A.I. (No, Just Kidding)

Shiuta (Poetry)


what is a spark
two worlds colliding
the birth of a flame
a star's final moments

what is a spark
an idea
a prayer
a beginning

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