As the bigot spewed his ignorant hatred -- monosyllabic slices firing in rapid succession -- his patient interlocutor, Ferdos, contemplated the genesis of differentiation. He dissociated from the violent present, and extended his mind towards the totality of being. The great chain of contingency, he had heard, extends from the unseen realm of the Primal … Continue reading Ferdos Embraces the Bigot
Has fate been withheld or have I failed to subdue it? A tremendous force seems to bend my will, diverting me onto a familiar path, trodden and unremarkable. The tribe, solely concerned with the preservation of tradition, cautions me to fear the shadows that pass beyond well-marked boundaries. Stepping out into the wilderness, in violation … Continue reading Leaning Against My|self|
Each morning my bowels agitate me into waking, twisting and churning, like an unwelcome poison ready to pass. My nasal cavity drives me out of bed, prepared to erupt a tank of phlegm. Stomach acids, possessing my insides like a grotesque demon lusting for release, bubble up to my throat and violently disgorged - and … Continue reading Beneath the Haze, Resist
I have an inner life. A network of thoughts and discursive inner-dialogues, sometimes coherent – often dogmatic – but never at peace. It’s a universe borne through me with laws and parameters, nodes and relationships, tones and patterns. It’s an inner life with an ecology that expands inwards and extends out into the world. It … Continue reading I Have an Inner Life.
Read Part 1 of this series first before moving on. Click here. The Scientific Method To try and understand the relationship between science and religion we have to address the demarcation problem. The demarcation problem is concerned with how we distinguish between what is science and what is not science or pseudoscience. I think it’s … Continue reading Science and the Baha’i concept of “True Religion” (Part 2)