Carried Along in the Flood

July 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s very hard to get a foothold in a whirlpool. That’s the point Poe made in “A Descent Into The Maelstrom.” Everything’s being carried along together, so there’s nothing to hang on to.

Ah… but with closer scrutiny it looks like–maybe–round objects are getting sucked down more slowly than other objects.

I’ll cling for dear life to this barrel!

Growing up includes the realization of certain death. Then there’s a lot to think about: religion, reincarnation, resurrection, afterlife, and whether these things direct our behavior here on earth.

“You die, and then it’s all over,” is a popular view. In fact, the Jehovah’s Witnesses espouse the view that nothing in the human lives on after death; the lights go out, period. There’s an unconscious death. But they do believe in a resurrection.

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