Oct 3, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Here's an excerpt from Mirror Reversal that supports Ruth's "Future generations" comment of Sept. 20.
I think it's very beautiful and poignant, but I guess that doesn't count. I wrote it.
“Once you’re reached a certain level of education, the Bible’s quaint stories don’t answer the questions anymore. The hope for heaven and fear of hell are just that, mammalian emotions. But the reasoned belief that a futureworld will exist is all but certain. And what will the futureworld be like? That should be our main concern. Instead of worrying about an imaginary heaven as an individual, let’s devote ourselves to entering a real futureworld as Homo sapiens, the wise. At this very moment there might be future souls praying to us to preserve the Earth and its ineffable beauty. Sometimes, when I’m listening to Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, I can hear the sighs and yearnings of the world’s future citizens. ‘Please preserve the Earth,’ they cry, like mystical chants of Odysseus’ sirens carried by the winds of time, ‘it belongs to us also. Nature has only loaned it to you. Don’t destroy it any further; it can’t be replaced. Your awareness of the condition of the world, your Earth Consciousness, is the only thing that can save it. Just get us there and we’ll know what to do.’
Dec 22, 2012