10 MAR 2017 by ideonexus

 Religion of the Other Men

Science and industry had brought one of those sudden and extreme revolutions of thought which were so characteristic of the Other Men. Nearly all the churches were destroyed or turned into temporary factories or industrial museums. Atheism, lately persecuted, became fashionable. All the best minds turned agnostic. More recently, however, apparently in horror at the effects of a materialistic culture which was far more cynical and blatant than our own, the most industrialized peoples began to...
Folksonomies: religion otherness alien other
Folksonomies: religion otherness alien other
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10 MAR 2017 by ideonexus

 Religion on Other Earth

Perhaps the most striking example of the extravagance of the Other Men was the part played by religion in their more advanced societies. Religion was a much greater power than on my own planet; and the religious teachings of the prophets of old were able to kindle even my alien and sluggish heart with fervor. Yet religion, as it occurred around me in contemporary society, was far from edifying. I must begin by explaining that in the development of religion on the Other Earth gustatory sensat...
Folksonomies: religion otherness alien other
Folksonomies: religion otherness alien other
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 66

66. Adulthood Earthseed is adulthood.It’s trying our wings,Leaving our mother,Becoming men and women. We’ve been children,Fighting for the full breasts,The protective embrace,The soft lap.Children do this.But Earthseed is adulthood. Adulthood is both sweet and sad.It terrifies.It empowers.We are men and women now.We are Earthseed.And the Destiny of EarthseedIs to take root among the stars. ∞ = Δ
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 61-65

61. What others say Beware:All too often,We sayWhat we hear others say.We thinkWhat we’re told that we think.We seeWhat we’re permitted to see.Worse!We see what we’re told that we see.Repetition and pride are the keys to this.To hear and to seeEven an obvious lieAgainAnd again and againMay be to say it,Almost by reflexThen to defend itBecause we’ve said itAnd at last to embrace itBecause we’ve defended itAnd because we cannot admitThat we’ve embraced and defendedAn obvious lie. ...
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 56-60

56. When vision fails When vision failsDirection is lost. When direction is lostPurpose may be forgotten. When purpose is forgottenEmotion rules alone. When emotion rules alone,Destruction…destruction. ∞ = Δ 57. Self is Self is.Self is body and bodilyperception. Self is thought, memory,belief. Self creates. Self destroys. Selflearns, discovers, becomes. Selfshapes. Self adapts. Self invents itsown reasons for being. To shapeGod, shape Self. ∞ = Δ 58. Immortal Life Take comfort...
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 46-50

46. Do not worship God Do not worship God Inexorable GodNeither needs nor wantsYour worship.Instead,Acknowledge and attend God,Learn from God,With forethought and intelligence,Imagination and industry,Shape God.When you must,Yield to God.Adapt and endure.For you are Earthseed,And God is Change. ∞ = Δ 47. Unenlightened Self-Interest Beware:At warOr at peace,More people dieOf unenlightened self-interestThan of any other disease. ∞ = Δ 48. Hidden within Change God is ChangeAnd hidden with...
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 41-45

41. Death DeathIs a great Change—Is life’s greatest Change.We honor our beloved dead.As we mix their essence with the earth,We remember them,And within us,They live. ∞ = Δ 42. We have lived before We have lived before.We will live again.We will be silk,Stone,Mind,Star.We will be scattered,Gathered,Molded,Probed.We will liveAnd we will serve life.We will shape GodAnd God will shape usAgain,Always again,Forevermore. ∞ = Δ 43. To benefit your world To shape GodWith wisdom and foretho...
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Earthseed 1-10

1. God is Change All that you touchYou Change. All that you ChangeChanges you. The only lasting truthIs Change. GodIs Change. ∞ = Δ 2. Prodigy Prodigy is, at its essence,adaptability and persistent,positive obsession. Withoutpersistence, what remains is anenthusiasm of the moment. Withoutadaptability, what remains maybe channeled into destructivefanaticism. Without positiveobsession, there is nothing at all. ∞ = Δ 3. A gift of God A gift of GodMay sear unready fingers ∞ = Δ 4. We sha...
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
Folksonomies: religion earthseed
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 The Destiny of Earthseed

The Destiny of EarthseedIs to take root among the stars.It is to live and to thriveOn new earths.It is to become new beingsAnd to consider new questions.It is to leap into the heavensAgain and again.It is to explore the vastnessOf heaven.It is to explore the vastnessOf ourselves.   We are Earthseed.We are flesh—self aware, questing, problem-solving flesh.We are that aspect of Earthlife best able to shape God knowingly.We are Earthlife maturing,Earthlife preparing to fall away from the pare...
Folksonomies: religion change destiny
Folksonomies: religion change destiny
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29 NOV 2016 by ideonexus

 Shape God

God is Power—Infinite,Irresistible,Inexorable,Indifferent.And yet, God is Pliable—Trickster,Teacher,Chaos,Clay.God exists to be shaped.God is Change.   Any Change may bear seeds of benefit.Seek them out.Any Change may bear seeds of harm.Beware.God is infinitely malleable.God is Change.   God is ChangeAnd hidden within ChangeIs surprise, delight,Confusion, pain,Discovery, loss,Opportunity, and growth.As always,God existsTo shapeAnd to be shaped.     A victim of God may,Through learning...
Folksonomies: religion change
Folksonomies: religion change
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