Friday, February 11, 2005

In the Beginning

Welcome. Come on in and sit around the cosmic bonfire. Warm your hands and we'll talk about life. What do you know for sure? How do you know? I like reason and science. I do feel a mystery about awareness, about reality, but not in the way of a personal god or even an impersonal one. But so what? As Lyndon Johnson said (maybe) "don't spit in the soup, we all have to eat it." There are real problems to overcome and we had better get cracking here and work out some differences that are taking attention away from them. We have war, famine, pestilence, and death. The biggies. The longest journey starts with a single step. What shall it be? Let's take a small one to get our balance. What virtues can we agree to? How can we implement them?