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Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

 

The future is here. It’s just not widely distributed yet.

-William Gibson


What does it mean to be human?

What does it mean to be human?

I cannot help but suspect that at one time in the history of thinking that people believed that it meant that we were spiritual and that we could make choices and were capable of aspiring to higher ideals… like maybe loyalty or maybe faith… or maybe even love.

But now we told by people who think they know, that we vary from amoeba only in the complexity of our makeup and not in what we essentially are. They would have us think as Dysart said that we are forever bound up in certain genetic reigns – that we are merely products of the way things are and not free – not free to be the people who make them that way.

They would have us see ourselves as products so that we could believe that we were something to be made – something to be used and then something to be disposed of. Used in their wars – used for their gains and then set aside when we get in their way.

Well, who are they? They are the few who sit at the top of the heap – dung heap though it is – and who say it is better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven. Well, I do not know that we can have a Heaven here on earth, but I am sure we need not have a Hell either.

What does it mean to be human?

I cannot help but believe that it means we are spiritual – that we are responsible and that we are free – that we are responsible to be free.

– Rich Mullins

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2 Responses

  1. Wow, a blog with a big Rich Mullins quote in the about. Pretty cool.

  2. RG, the lyrics are awesome and her voice is hauntingly beautiful. Where did you find her?

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