Tomatoes are fruit, rarely belong in a fruit salad, but is a Bloody Mary a smoothie? By far, this is better and more applicable philosophy than most of what came out of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Still though, like most philosophical quandaries that ignore the Divine, barstool philosophy is fundamentally wrong or flawed through omission and denial of fundamental Truths. While a Bloody Mary may well be a smoothie, it is also, in many cases, a meal. 😉
Well, I’d like to think that let loose my mind more than I lose it, but gardening is definitely one of the things I do for my soul. Both the actual gardening and the feasting upon the produce that I’ve taken from seed to table does help settle my soul at least a little.
Ummm… yeah. Hegel’s Angels – that’d be some seriously hardcore philosophy. Then, Hegelianism is always pretty damn hardcore. And yes, as I write this I’m thinking about a bunch of serios bikers “debating” the specifics of Entwicklung as it applies to whatever they’re about to do. 😛
Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes has always been a source of rare and somewhat underrecognized wisdom. This quick cartoon is a perfect example of the subtle lessons Mr. Watterson taught. I would call it a lesson in Adulting Childhood or Childing Adulthood.
Perhaps we as a culture were and are too fond of and yet, at the same time, to ignorant of the meaning in 1 Corinthians 13:11. Perhaps we, to our harm, put away the childlike alongside the childish. We seem to listen to our minds while ignoring our hearts’ and souls’ exhortations to find and appreciate the wonders big and small that abound in Creation.