Emergence 3.0 A Novel – In One Page Per Day Day 303, Tuesday October 30th, 2018 Chapter Two: Pain The prevailing philosophy was this: pain was necessary and purgative, both as penance for sin and as a preparation for holiness. This sentiment was present at every level of ritual in the Imperial cult. This is […]Read more "Emergence 3.0 – Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty-two, Fear; Chapter Two, Pain"
I stood in the desert, facing the wind and sun, staring into the red fire Its hot eye slipping below the horizon, the broken hills cast in rose and gold Sand fills the air, it covers me, sharp-tiny particles fly like razors Each grain, a memory that captures and cuts without conscience The eye of […]Read more "Desert"
Emergence 3.0 A Novel – In One Page Per Day Day 100, Tuesday April 10th, 2017 Chapter Two: Pain When the catastrophe struck the Collective, the shock of it was immediately followed by fear. The Collective consciousness was immediately filled with a long forgotten instinct for self-preservation. The Collective was bewildered, and looked to the […]Read more "Emergence 3.0 – Section Two, The Continuum; Part Fourteen, The Collapse; Chapter Two, Pain"
A moment of pain Inevitable folly The hidden revealed Variables turn Dance on the head of a pin Angels in the light Witness together The loss of a continent Cataclysmic pain The will to ruin Indifferent and alone The violent fall We angle to own In the spirit to subdue To name and call ours […]Read more "Cataclysm"
Emergence 2.0 A Novel – In 55 Words a Day Day 302, October 29th, 2017 Chapter One: Loss The prevailing view of life afflicting the masses, and preached fervently among the worlds was this: desire is the cause of all suffering. The faithful were reminded of this daily. Suffering was […]Read more "Emergence, In Fifty-five Words – Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty-two, Fear, Collected Chapters"
The accounts of personal and cultural pain that have been transmitted by individual people throughout history, whether the pain they experienced was physical, emotional or spiritual, have produced experiences that been invaluable tools for interpersonal and intercultural dialogue. We understand that the experience of grief and sorrow may be an essential component in the […]Read more "God, Atheism and the Problem of Evil – Part IV"
Let us consider the concerns of the atheist regarding the reality of pain and the nature of evil: The atheist will argue that a god, or divine agent, one who allows people to suffer pain, even caused by natural events, could not be considered to be good. This argument is predicated on the […]Read more "God, Atheism and the Problem of Evil – Part III"