Now We See Dimly…


Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but no one is entitled to anything. Life is a gift, a treasury of learning, growing, sharing, experiencing, hating, falling, giving, taking, loving, inspiring or being inspired.

For some we choose to see the life around us and mimic what we see, for others everything we see makes us ask why, for still others the idea that anything is true is subject to verification. This hardly encompasses all the nuances of the human spirit because they are as numerous as we are.

The time we have is vapor in the wind a fleeting moment, the desire of each of us is to matter, to have an impact, to contribute something that others will validate and so…validate us. I see it all over the blogosphere, really, countless souls with still small voices and opinions on everything under the sun. All sharing in the commonality that is us… humans looking for meaning, seeking our purpose, yet often denying it is possible to know that purpose, convinced that with so may opinions how can one of them be true.

If  we could see a miracle would it change us… I think not, we would be too busy debating whether it was indeed a miracle. All the while the truth walks past us…

JT

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About JT

I am a happily married man with 6 children and have an autoimmune disease. I hope to share my story and explore others' stories and perhaps together both of our lives will be enhanced.
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3 Responses to Now We See Dimly…

  1. I don’t get that first sentence at all: “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but no one is entitled to anything.” For instance, you hold the position that unborn children are entitled to life. I would go a step further and say (no doubt the same as you) that once someone is born they are entitled to respect from other human beings and to be loved.

    We are social animals so naturally we want to have an impact. Some people attempt to do that with humility, while others display a staggering degree of self-importance. For instance, I came across this earlier today. Some guy named Alex Jones invites Noam Chomsky onto his program and is fortunate enough to have Noam agree to it. Then after the “discussion is over, he berates the man and talks about what a brilliant man he himself is. Noam is such a humble and caring man, by contrast.

    Richard Dawkins is, in my opinion, a nice guy prone to having an arrogant view toward people who don’t think like him. However, he is capable of making a documentary like this, where he actually does show genuine humility.Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think he’s at all a bad man. I like him, but like most people he isn’t without his flaws. Anyway, I found the first twenty minutes particularly moving, especially this scene. (I mean the whole thing is good but a religious person would probably prefer the first half.

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    • JT says:

      In this particular case the idea of entitlement is based on a creationist view. Meaning that all we are and all we aspire to be is a gift from God. Having a reasonable expectation of basic rights or privileges are I think part of those aspirations. The idea of deserving something from someone simply because we want it… well isn’t that an entitlement viewpoint?

  2. Drat. The videos were supposed to start at a specific time, accroding to YouTube, but they don’t seem to be.

    The first one I had “programmed” for beginning at 36:30, while the second one was supposed to begin at 6:15.

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