"Who am I?", "Why am I here?", "What do I want?" I started writing responses to these questions about six years ago, sometimes weekly, sometimes daily. I found that when I answered them, I looked into my heart and my heart looked into the world. I published the posts of the first two years in a book "Th3 Simple Questions".
UBERUFER-STYLE,CRUDELY TOLD SHEPHERD STORIES
THE SHEPHERD NATIVITY STORIES, KING HEROD AND CROWN OF CANDLES TO CROWN OF THORNS For many years I have published my crude re-tellings of the Uberufer Shepherd Stories, the Story of King Herod, and My Post "Crown of Candles and Crown of Thorns". I hope they give you a way to re-visit these simple tales.
Look for the link in the PAGES section at the bottom of the page.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
WHO AM I?
someone who believes that there is way too much “Moralic Acid” being thrown
around today and what we need is to be inspired to add “Moralic Catalyst.”
The term ‘Moralic
Acid” was coined by Frederiche Nietzsche (1844-1900) to describe a process of
getting free of oppressive moral influences the type of which guided many
moralistic social movements of the 19th century.
to H.L. Mencken, Nietzsche said that these organizations “thought morally” and
judged people as either “good or bad.” And, they had a “moral way of acting”
economically, politically and socially as well through such movements as:
“Temperance”, “Social Purity“(birth control), “Eugenics” and Anti-Suffrage.
was all about individual freedom. He said that these groups were a “moralic
acid” because they dissolved individual freedom through their actions.
WHY AM I HERE?
“Moralic Acid” is again at play by groups who
insist on applying their “morality” to everyone. “Moral behavior” to them is
whatever they wish to do based on their religious beliefs. This applies to
individuals, small groups, political parties, states, countries; all of whom
are “morally justified” to take action against anyone else who is not within
the sect, church, or philosophical “stream.”
Their morality fuels behavior through which
they seek to get obedience of those “others” to their particular creed. Today
“Moralic Acid” groups are working economically into public politics in states
like Indiana so that discriminatory actions may be legally permitted because of
“freedom” to have your own “religious morality”, and is politically armed as in
the case of Sunni vs. Shiite Muslims. This positional thinking justified by
morality” is at work around the world.
“Moralic Acid” has surfaced again, it is time for us to call it what it is –
Morality used as a toxic weapon as justification for abuse unto death of
acid causes living micro-organisms to pull back from it in the physical
situation. In community life, “Moralic Acid” does the same. It causes people to
flee the social situation or get burned.
WHAT DO I WANT?
I would like us to apply a “Moralic Catalyst”
to combat the over abundance of “Moralic Acid”. A catalyst is a substance which
when added to a chemical composition, causes a profound change to the mixture
without itself becoming part of the mixture. Many times it causes a separation
Nietzsche’s solution was to push toward individual
freedom, power and perfection. If one became a “Superman”, one would be above
“Moralic Acid”. The mixture of power and individuality in the hands of “moral”
extremists did not work out so well in Nazi Germany.
Perhaps we need less power to individuals
whose morality takes away freedom and we need a catalytic element of
A “Moralic Catalyst” containing community
moral ideas such as mutuality, forgiveness, tolerance, and respect will balance
and neutralize out the "Moralic Acid." These are catalytic elements
which may change the dynamic in the current Moralic turmoil in any community.
Add them to debates and confrontations. They are the substance of Love.