Through these eyes
I deny on all I see
Through these eyes
It looks like I’m home tonight
What you said made a mess of me
What you said, I don’t want
Thought for the day. For me deliberate wilful ignorance is something that is largely indefensible. Be it climate change, politics, sociology or any numerous things that homosapiens enjoy as living sentient beings.
When presented with tools to emerge from ignorance, if we choose to ignore them, then that is deliberate wilful ignorance.
But then, thats choices we have, to remain uninformed and to carry on defending the indefensible,
today it being the cry of freedom of expression…..to defend systematic instituionalused hate. Believe me, that is what is occurring in France, there is plenty of evidence to support this. I am not nor will I ever support murder.
Often I feel sad to be an American. Today, is one. However I am “comforted” in knowing the wilful ignorance of the past few days is far from just American.
After the events in France, and the constant reminder of the rise of neo nazi sentiment overseen by France’s Le Pen (look up the decades long instution of hate that father and now daughter) and my overall dismay with those that defend free speech allowing institutionalzed hatred to exist and grow, which is against UU principles…. Imo
I am frankly deeply saddend by my fellow UUs at my church. It appears they really are just a bunch of ignorant privallaged white people. I hope I am wrong. So far, today has only shown me, UUs at my church will defends the freedom of speech, even if its hate, even if it goes against the very 7 principles of UUism.
I repost the words of one of the greatst mystics that ever was. My thoughts and prayers to all affected and hopes that the continued defense of extreme right wing sentiment is not continously defended by those in the know and those that clearly are ignorant.
My heart has become capable of all forms.
It is a meadow for gazelles and a monastery for Christian monks,
A temple for idols and pilgrim’s Ka’aba,
The Tables of the Law and the book of the Koran.
I profess the religion of Love,
and whatever direction
Its steed may take,
Love is my religion and my faith.
Agnoia; Literally “ignorance” or the act of not paying attention.
Agnosia; The state of not having insight or Gnosis.
Addendum my response elsewhere:
Mm lol thev”discussion” is such that, the satirists did wrong but shouldnt have been killed. The original discussion question was, were the satirists to blame, at all… even in a tiny way.
My initial answer was no. However with research, it was pointed out how long and how deep the propoganda/hate toward all major religions the satirists is/was. Which also are fully in line with the extreme right in France.
To me, that then is an answer of yes to the question are they to blame, even a little. The focus on those that said NO was the satirists didnt kill anyone.
My argument is to stay silent is not only aginst the seven principles, but that is what happend in Nazi Germany, chief propogandist Goebbels produced satire…. That help lead to the death of millions. He also did not kill anyone.
I always thought UUs stood for justice and the underdog. Perhaps I was wrong