My Post, My Playlist, My Beliefs

Sublime: What I got

Sublime: What I got

Love is what I got. The existence of God — it’s so heavy to contemplate. No one can say unequivocally whether God exists or not. So, where does that leave me? Since I feel like I have a choice, I choose to believe in God whole heartedly. I love whole heartedly believing in a choice. Faith in something is far more sustaining than a belief in nothing. I’d rather suck on the teat of a possible fallacy then shrivel up next to a supposed truth. I believe faith in anything is completely arbitrary and relative and it seems might just be necessary for our survival somehow.

Jimi Hendrix: Star Spangled Banner

Jimi Hendrix: Star Spangled Banner

On a side note, I’m listening to Jimi Hendrix play the “Star Spangled Banner” and I swear to God, how appropriate, it almost made me cry. No lie. That son of a bitch could really play guitar. You’d have to be out of your stark ravin’ brain to object to that rendition of the national anthem. I mean it’s a great tribute to the country. People need to gain perspective. I will not tolerate any intolerance of Jimi Hendrix – hey that’s my new religion. See what I mean about arbitrary.

Talking Heads - Take Me to the River

Talking Heads: Take Me to the River

Now where was I, take me to the river you crazed Talking Heads. Ultimately, we know nothing and what we do know may be predicated on falsity, unintended or not. So, just be in love with the empty vessel which is your brain. Kiss the beauty of not knowing a damn thing. I think that is the root of all evil anyway, thinking you know something. That is what causes wars, damn know it alls. Be the king of your own cave don’t be a pawn.

Nirvana: Come As You Are

Nirvana: Come As You Are

Come as you are and let down your shackles and ponder for pondering sake. Pollen dances on water and the atom is discovered. How poetic? Have you ever contemplated the atom? I watched a show on the atom where the narrator says something like “the building block of all matter” is the atom. What? Trees and grass and tables and chairs and flesh have this similar “building block”, the atom. That blows my mind.

I took science in school but it sucked and so did history by the way. But since I’ve been without school, I find books and shows on those subjects and I’m like why didn’t they teach this in school. It would have been great. Maybe school would have transformed me. If anything, education during the teen years was pretty much the dark ages for me.

House of Pain: Boom Shalock Lock Boom

House of Pain: Boom Shalock Lock Boom

House of Pain, Boom Shalock Lock Boom: There are physicists spending their entire lives trying to understand the atom. Crazy right since its so insanely tiny yet you can’t see it and it is everywhere. But the atom isn’t even the smallest thing there is. Ya see, there is this lit up string in there and what else is in that I wonder. See, that last thought seriously messes me up in my head. I understand those physicists life goal; it really does bug me to not know how these tiny things work. If you could just get the blueprints for it, I wonder who has the blueprints for such an intricate invention. Hmmm, curious.

But there is a bugaboo in the works, the uncertainty principle. Scientists really have no idea how sub-atomic particles behave. I think that atoms are somehow programmed from a central computing station. But, I like to think big. My friend, who is an atheist who lives by judeo-christian ethics (huh?), believes that the unpredictability comes from the notion of time being non linear. That’s a good supposition too. Why can’t they just figure it out already? I’m getting old waiting over here.

The Beatles: I am the Walrus

The Beatles: I am the Walrus

It’s funny when celebrity’s get interviewed over hot topics like global warming and nationalized healthcare, and you can just see them trying to memorize their lines. I don’t know why they want to comment on something they know absolutely nothing about or even truly care about. Experts on those topics know nothing. Cabinet czars can’t even define what they are a czars of. Experts, Textperts, choking smokers don’t you think the joker laughs at you. It’s much better to be in the fool’s shoes in a Shakespeare play. Clowns know more than anyone. I’m telling you John Lennon was a very profound clown.

As I’m writing this post, I’m reminded of a poem I wrote a long time ago…

    Possession in Exile

Buried in the mind, Did God’s profits lie?

Heat in Exile.

Panic-stricken, mistake again, beaten by the hand that fed

Love in Exile.

Snap-tongued boss provokes the worker, job is lost

Respect in Exile.

Mate’s abruption to my suggestion reveal words with edges

Hope in Exile.

Vanished from their lives; No harm to come, no remorse, bitter loss

No possession at any cost.

Now I’m done casting my two cents into the ocean of nonsensical sense. I think I’m going to go see what Charlie Sheen is up to…

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8 thoughts on “My Post, My Playlist, My Beliefs

  1. Very nice playlist. This post is very heavy stuff that sets me to thinking about a dozen things. But I just woke up and am on my first cup of cofee. So Ill just commetn on the first point although I relate to all of them. My take is pretty similar to yours. Most of my friends tend to be athiest types. (I dont know why) but when ever I am tempted to cast off my belief in a God, I think about the worst case scenarios.
    1. I believe, die, am wrong. result? Ive lived a moral life and perhaps only missed out on some fun but unethical stuff.
    or:
    2. I Dont believe, die, and am wrong. Result? I can’t imagine how terrible that would be.

    • It’s so funny it’s like you’ve lived in my head. Get out of my head! No, I’m just kidding. It’s nice to have company. We definitely have to drink to coinciding realities. It doesn’t happen that often for me. Cheers!

  2. I once came across a quote by William James – “if prayer works, then pray” (Something like that)

    Suddenly everything was simplified – I didn’t have to worry about who God was, or who I was praying to – I just had to pray!! And for me prayer works.

    I do have a faith and that works too.

    Terrific post

  3. Since I was little, I’ve experienced a visceral connection with God, whatever God is. In our guts, we know what we know.

    I hope y’all don’t mind if I talk about my experiences with religion in this conversation.I grew up Catholic, which was a very positive experience for me (including Catholic school!!) Later in my life I moved into a religion (Buddhism) where most of its followers don’t believe in a deity. Whatever.

    Julian of Norwich, a saint in the Anglican Christian tradition, said “all is well, and all manner of things shall be well. That, to me, is the essence of God.

    • Sharing is all good here. A feeling of God nags at me almost like I couldn’t deny God if I wanted to. So I can appreciate people’s visceral connection with God. I like the quote by Julian of Norwich. Cool. Thanks for commenting.

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