Only Through Love
Constrained by our lonely isolation
Caged in distant flickering points of light
Desperate in a vast wasteland of darkness
Separated by the chasm of communication
Perceiving only dimly the other prisoners
Scattered candles of their bright consciousness
Cruel distance hiding needs of our humanity
Across a gulf filled with loneliness and tears
Only through love we bridge this awesome gap
Crossing fearfully over the deepest abyss
Basking in the warmth of a living flame
Feeling its warm caress, briefly in the night
Gentle touch, the ephemeral kiss …of love
March 2013 Tim Kiehl
You’ll notice that these posts have slowed to an even smaller trickle than previously. That’s because I (like many people) have migrated most of my web based interaction to Facebook (again, as tim kiehl or airplayn). I have also started emergeART on facebook and at emergeART.co (NOT COM)
But enjoy these older pearls of wisdom and, I hope, humor, especially the Singularitarian Song by Charlie Kam, my own Smoking gun of intelligent design (by FSM) and anything about Brian Dalton’s hit Mr. Deity comedy video series, now in it’s fifth season, Support your deity, either the Flying Spaghetti Monster on Mr. Deity, they aren’t jealous gods (well, Mr. Deity MAY be more NEEDY LOL) Watch his MRDEITY youtube channel video series and then buy the DVD as an offering to the only Deity out there worth supporting
“good” bless you all this holiday season …and actually, let’s extend that to all year round for that matter. Why only feel “goodwill toward man” once a year when secular humanists “do it” all the time?
An entertaining musical explanation of the concepts associated with
“posthumanism” and what it means when someone claims to be a
“Singularitarian” based on a song from Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic
opera “The Pirates of Penzance”
BTW I’m NOT sure I accept Ray Kurtzweil’s ideas about the nature or even the reality of a possible “singularity event” as there may be unknown or even self limiting factors that would counter exponential growth of technology, just as growth of water lilies in a pond is limited by such things as resources and space (but it’s really a creative and witty song LOL)
YouTube – I am the very model of a singularitarian
After visiting this website:
(click on the image to visit it yourself …and be CHANGED!!)
…and after considering this photograph as irrefutable evidence as well as incontrovertible proof that the hand of a cosmic designer must have been involved in creating our most basic components (such as the DNA pictured here), I am seriously considering becoming ordained as a minister in the Pastafarian* Church.
(update 2012: I have recently ordained myself as an appointed representative of Pastafarianism as I was inspired to do by the revealed wisdom of the FSM Himself, may his appendages be forever moist)
All hail to “His Noodliness” the Flying Spaghetti Monster* in all his glory, Amen!
* FSM or “Flying Spaghetti Monster” and the “Pastafarian” church are both parts of a farcical religion created by students at Stanford University as a parody. (When they weren’t at a frat party getting plastered, obviously! LOL). Since it’s inception it hasspread widely among skeptical inquirers, freethinkers and “techy” types.
When I was an engineer in the microelectronics industry I even saw this likeness;etched microscopically into the silicon of a microchip used to make computer circuit. His mysterious hand (limp, of course) is everywhere!