Certitude ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr Certitude is the anodyne of a muddled mind. And, aren’t all our minds a mess without it? As entropy collapses the Universe around our ears Our mystery-averse minds piteously flail Like drowning men ‘round a ruptured ship, Grabbing even hopeless bits of flotsam to stay—just sane. And so it… Read More Poetry | Certitude
© 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr This is an email I recently sent to a longtime friend and mentor who is ethnically Jewish but religiously atheistic. I don’t know if you remember how — on the old PCs — the hard disk would get all fragmented over time? The computer would just store your Word docs… Read More Philosophy | A De-fragger for the Brain
The Cosmos as Creation © 2017 Vernon Miles Kerr If a supreme intelligence created our Universe it deliberately gave its creation limits. Things set in motion tend to slow down. Heat tends to cool. Living beings are born, thrive, grow and then, as they age, begin to deteriorate, slow down and die. Whole species… Read More Rhetoric | The Cosmos as Creation
One of my friends and mutual followers on WordPress, Mitch Teemley, has just posted an interesting synopsis on the subject of “Sin.” His post includes several interesting quotes about the subject, see: Popular Idea, Unpopular Word After reading the post I was inspired to leave the following comment. Aren’t all “sins” simply unhealthy behavior; either unhealthy to… Read More Rhetoric | An Agnostic’s View of Sin
When we are children, the definition of “reality” is clear cut. It’s the opposite of “fantasy.” When we grow older, we realize that one person’s reality is not necessarily another’s and that the schizophrenic’s bizarre, sometime hallucinatory reality, manifested by socially unacceptable and often tragic behavior patterns, is as real to them as our own… Read More Rhetoric | What is Reality?