Life

Thoughts and insights about life. Philosophy. Sociology. How to live life and get the most out of it.

Christians that justify their decisions or actions by using a single sentence, phrase, or word from the Bible are often guilty of ignoring the essence of the message out of a desire for misdirection or intentional ignorance. A closely related approach is when the reader interprets the importance of a Bible passage grossly out of proportion to the overall message as a justification.

by Alfred Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, 2 Dec 1854

1.
Half a league half a league
Half a league onward
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred:
'Forward the Light Brigade
Charge for the guns' he said
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred

A recent sign read at a rally:

we said → black lives matter
never said → only black lives matter
we know → all lives matter

we just need your help with black lives matter for black lives are in danger

Agree or disagree this seems to sum up the dominate perspective thoughtful protesters are trying to communicate in very few words. Elegant.

Given an if-then statement "if pp, then qq," we can create three related statements; the converse, inverse and contrapositive. If we know the validity of the statement, then we can know the validity of these related statements immediately.

by Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet, 1914-1953

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.