The Existence of EvilIn this point in time, in our world, there are hundreds and perhaps thousands of movies portraying the classic good versus evil struggle. But as I ponder on it, I start to wonder, is evil even real? Or is it a man-made concept?
Let us look at a few points. We basically look at these things as evil: Murder,lying, rape, theft, and dishonesty.
If you narrow it down even more, it comes down to Murder and Dishonesty, because rape is a kind of theft (taking without consent) and theft and lying are kinds of dishonesty. But if you look at it even more abstractly, you see that we all do bad things. To kill someone is, according to society, a very ba
YouA dance with emotionYou4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A glass full of joy
When I look at you
The world seems to slow
How your lips move the certain way they do
How your eyes glisten the certain way they do
Apart from the rest and yourself you have always been
Never one to conform to the popular trend
And that is what I oh so love about you
How you aren't afraid to be you
How you don't care what anyone else thinks
Because in the end, what matters is what YOU think
And that makes me think worlds of you
You, this person of immense inspiration
A person who makes me feel like I can do anything
But you aren't a super hero
You are you, and I would ask for you no oth
Beauty in BaroqueIn the darknessBeauty in Baroque4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A love so dark
But oh love bequeath me
This feeling I have longed after for so long
Raven saturated locks ebbing and flowing with the wind
Starlight betraying the true nature of your beautiful hair
However raven like in the dark, but ever radiant in the day
A spring day
Lazily wandering through daisies, I watch you from afar
You know I am there, but you wait for me to make my move
And wasn't it you, love, who told me to make the first move?
The one who told me I was the one who had to engage you
Tell you how I feel
How the beauty of nature compliments your pretty face
And Lo! how you shine in
Holier Than Who?I have met, in my opinion, way too many people who refuse to accept new ideas into their life and belief system. Too many people, also, who think critically about any part of their life outside of the material few things that through which they can achieve social acceptance, be it money, status, fame, etc.Holier Than Who?4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I know too many religious people who tell me that I don't know what I am talking about. A few, even, who tell me I am a blasphemer for not accepting their Lord, Jesus the Christ, as my Lord. I don't even personally believe the bro ever existed. Can they not respect my standpoint in these issues? I have never gone to anyone of a different f
The Ignorant Christian Theorem Before I get into this, I am going to say that denouncing a religion is one of the most pompous things one can do, and that debating it is as pointless as finding an honest man amongst politicians.The Ignorant Christian Theorem4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
With that said, let's continue with my pompous, pointless rant.
Recently, I have stumbled upon many many people, over various websites, who spew forth this creationist Christian theology. A half baked, barely logical theology claiming the Universe is but 6000 years old, and that the power of God created all the wonders in it in that span of time.
If you are a creationist, please hang yourself. I have respect for people who have a healthy the
profoundI wanna write something profoundprofound4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That Ill say
Of my life
Till I find you
I wanna hear some really new sound
Cos I dont
With the blues
Not something I can use
Give me the sound of
The troubles of the earth
Lets have some meaning
Here with us right now
It dont have to be
To wordy or special
I wanna think something profound
That Ill know
Of my life
Till Im with you
We got it here in the sunshine
Dont you wait
With your mate
Cos they love you
I wanna hear some really raw sound
CosmosisWe are the galaxies for which uniform life createdCosmosis4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
unabashed and unbiased through nature we thrive
our ancestry lost through spoken word we live
and oaken throne for all to sit
we stare up into skies and wonder
if wonders were told so eloquently as such
and as ours so beautiful, matching us in the sky
and in the dimensions behind space we search
The being there sits, waits for our contact
knowing one day we will break through
speaking in a universal language
but yet one so eerie to the ear
A step beyond the horizon the colors mend
a glance beyond even horizon where light bends
a pull so great and a mind so clear
LifeismsLifeismsLifeisms4 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Life is learning to speak with you mouth shut.
Life is learning how to defy gravity.
Life is walking through the drive through and running up the down escalator
Life is trying to laugh while crying and choking on tears
Life is laughing at everything, no matter how stupid
Life is expecting the unexpected
Life is horrible for a perfectionist
Life is public humiliation for the world to see
Life is a romantic comedy with a tragic yet predictable ending
Life is not fair is a redundant statement
Life is destroying the old reality and making your own
The meaning of life.. + death?What is the meaning of life?The meaning of life.. + death?4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
This is a very good question. Many believe that life has no meaning, that it's all a big joke and we should laugh at it. Ha dee ha ha.
Others believe that life has a very deep significance. For example there is a random God and he put us on Earth as a sort of trial rather than us going to Heaven directly.
A few others believe that the meaning of life is 42.
After many years of deep thought and meditation on this subject, I have come to the startling conclusion that all of the above are in fact wrong, ie life is neither a joke nor a trial from God nor 42, but simply a state of being where if one is not dead, on
Time and how it is perceivedMost people view time on a time scale, normally one that would move from left to right. Like so.Time and how it is perceived4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
But time is really not so simple. Our minds cannot really perceive time in it's true form, so we make a medium to recognize it. That is why we have a time line.
Time is really just a dot, rather than a line. A dot that is always changing, it is never, in any one instance, the same.
As you can see, this picture is split up into four quadrants. The first is at 11 O'clock, 1 minute and 0 seconds.
The second quadran
Education for All For many, education is the keystone of a successful life, but not everyone learns alike. Since everyone learns differently, this spectrum of ways to learn should be a tool in the arsenal of education. Since everyone learns differently, teachers should teach differently; different styles of teaching should be embraced. Since everyone learns differently, there should be multiple paces of learning, more of a hill than steps, five or seven paces of class. Since everyone learns differently, everyone should learn differently.Education for All4 years ago in Editorial More Like This
There are numerous learning style inventories one can take, and numerous outcomes on each inventory. One standardized for
Health Care in the USAdmittedly this is more of a rant than an essay but here we go anyway. And really if you dont live in the US then it doesnt really apply to you so no real reason to read this. Also I fully understand that my proposal is one of those idealized cases that though it would likely work it would never be done for one reason or another.Health Care in the US4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
But one of the things that has been going around again in the politics (or more specifically Obamas address to congress) is the idea of universal health care. Now Obamas actual plan probably only goes so far as to dump a bunch of money into it and say Give us it, somehow. Now hone
The Phantom of Faith Charles Darwin, many years ago, and with great ridicule, suggested the evolution and metamorphosis of life. He believed that, through years of trial and error, all life forms, from humans to insects, and from plants to fungi, changed and mutated in order to survive and reproduce more beings like themselves. Any organism whose hereditary traits did not adapt to that species' specific environment, did not survive, and thus no longer exists. In one way or another, all aspects of life undergo this process of elimination, -this system of thinning the herd. Even an inadvertent eye can identify this speciation of culture throughout the couThe Phantom of Faith4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Plutonians v.s. AristotiliansIn the days when philosophers were highly respected, in a time when the Greek empire was vast and still expanding, in a time when people believe in the Gods and Goddesses, there were two philosophers amongst the crowd.Plutonians v.s. Aristotilians4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
A man by the name of Plato, and another by the name of Aristotle.
Plato, like mostly every other philosopher, was highly influenced by Socrates and his contributions to the consciousness of mankind. Plato made a chart of sorts, explaining the we are all people split into three parts. In his dialog, Phaedrus, he used a chariot allegory to describe the human soul. This was split into three sections. There was, in a basic sense,
Forever and a DayCrystalline tears beset your faceForever and a Day5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
falling down in elegant grace
sapphire pools of beauty strung neath
upon who's chest palpably heaves
The auburn locks cascade down your back
My fingers comb through you hair,and alas
Crying still, you look up into my eyes
Your ruby lips pucker and the fires ignite
I feel your bosom against my chest
concaving and convexing with every breath
Our lips entwined, our bodies close
Your hips are ones I bear the most
Your eyes turn back, afraid to see
Into my eyes, my confident gleam
You know the truth, it's in your heart
Neither of us wish to part
But in the sky there looms a sphere
ever drawing clo
Positives and NegativesWhat you might not realize, is that every moment of every day for the past month I have replayed in my mind the values of life that you have taught me. We have shared concepts and emotions that most of those around us could never even comprehend. You have shown me that anything negative can be turned positive when looked at with a positive eye, and that it is up to those who are looking to shine an optimistic light among whatever they are faced.Positives and Negatives4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Looking at the past, some witness all traumatic experiences as if they are bound to repeat. But the most traumatic experiences are only relived through our memories. Your kind words and open heart ha
The Deviating Uniform FabricA minute web of energy vibrates at a high frequency. A frequency so high, that other things made of similar frequencies are not allowed to pass through or collide with or near this web. This web is intertwined in layers billionths of a millimeter, or perhaps smaller. So infinitely small it seems almost as if it were not there, yet it is everywhere and makes up everything. The frequency makes up a pattern, and the patter dictates a polarity, or sequence of polarities. These are known as atoms. These atoms form together to make larger structures, and after a while, like legos, build a structure with it's own unique features.The Deviating Uniform Fabric4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I am a walking, br
Bushfire prayersI pray that the people are safeBushfire prayers4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I wish I could console them
for they have hurt where I have not
I shall cry when I embrace them
I pray that all the children can smile
if not today, then in a little while
I wish I could go and play with them
then at the end of the day when its time to turn in
they'd smile as they head for their tents in the breeze
and shine just as much for their parents as for me
I pray that the hearts of our nation will be enough
to ease the pain of hearts lost to ashes and dust
I wish my heart could be enough
(though its not solely mine, and its quite rough)
to warm the hearts cold from bitter inferno
The WriterThe WriterThe Writer4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I have a name, but Im dont want to tell you it. Actually, I dont need to tell you it, because even if you knew it, youd never find me.
Because there are probably more than a thousand of me-at least, people with the same name-around where I live, maybe millions worldwide.
Thus I live in this world, longing for individuality, but being individual makes you weird.
So Im not telling you my name because its really not that important.
This world I live in is strange. Everyone judges.
I live in a world where youre fat if you wear size six jeans, because the -cough- acceptable siz
Lost her for good"My Dear, how long has it beenLost her for good5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
since the blackness took me away?
Too long has it been since I've gazed upon your pretty face.
To get lost again in your eyes would be a blessing.
How it must hurt you too to lose the person dearest to you.
But what did you say on that last day?
Was it something you meant?
Or was it something you know I wanted to hear?
Before you know it, I'll be back there again
By your side to hold your hand and embrace your love.
Alas my love, you cannot compare with the others
You are too lovely, too divine.
So take this letter and hold it dear
For it may very well be the last thing I say to you
I cannot forsee
God Exists Because I Say SoEvery time I get into a theological debate, the pro-God side says something to this effect: God only exists if you want Her to.God Exists Because I Say So4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
This argument is nothing. Sorry, it's not nothing; it's just pointing out the obvious.
Of course you will believe in something if you want to. It's simply a matter of prioritization. Say you don't want to be alone, more than you want to live in an enlightened state. You will create a God, who you can always talk to and thus never be alone, to avoid this loneliness. However, not everyone is willing to give in that easily.
The mistake that so many of the pro-God make is the assumption that the anti-God somehow does
Dear Aristocrat_I'm Back_Dear AristocratDear Aristocrat_I'm Back_4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So the Slum Rat
I guess I have to say this
Or else neither of us will
Though Im sure you know,
Im the one who needs to
open my eyes
And close my mouth
(Dont worry about my ears
If they werent open,
How would I respond to
I dont know why Im
Writing this way
A real letter would be
Doubt youll read this
Or write back
Sometimes I wonder why you
Stand me, Aristocrat
Sure, you tell me Im
The Best (a lot)
But you shouldnt
(You know why)
I hate to say this,
But were the
Life Like a PoemLife is like a poem,Life Like a Poem4 years ago in Open More Like This
Some people like it,
Some people hate it,
It can be ugly,
It can be beautiful,
It can be both,
It can be simple,
It can be complicated,
It has feeling,
It expresses things,
Its whole purpose isn't expressed in its words, alone,
It can be studied,
Its whole meaning is up to the one dealing with it,
It can change in an instant,
It can tell the beholders about themselves,
It always ends.
Not TodayIt's hard to talk about somethingNot Today4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When your tongue keeps taking tumbles
And your mind keeps going numb,
Gumming up the works
Filling up your head with sand
As you go
And there goes the tangent again.
A thought that slips and slides
Like a fish through water
Or a bird through air.
I'll catch it one day.
Know what to say.
Know how to broach the subject to myself.
But not today.
Today it slips away
RememberRememberRemember4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Ive found my greatest fear
Its being forgotten
No, not like meeting someone for one minute and
Being afraid they wont remember me later
Its not being remembered at all
Im afraid of not existing
I dont want to be just ash and dust
No way Ill make history
Can the common person be known?
I dont want to be famous
But can you receive one
Without the other?
Can I be a shadow
With something that lasts?
No, I dont want light
Lime colored, spotted, or other wise
I want to show someone
How it was
Finding my life story
I guess its