And Hide in the Shadows
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
- Plato (c. 424 BC to c. 348 BC)
False Idols and Fictional Fictions - A Platonism Courtesy of planksip
And Hide in the Shadows
Inspired by Plato (c. 424 BC to c. 348 BC)'s quote, "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light". The titled responsion is...
The light is a heavy burden to bear when your character of virtue is surrounded by darkness. Sustainable for sure, but the economies of ideal ideas need no idols. Have you heard the analogy of the cave? Better yet, have you seen the light?
Inspired by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)'s quote, "We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another". The titled responsion is...
We have just enough religion in this country to make us hate, and not enough to love. That is a recipe for trouble.
Fictionalized Philosophy Will Be The Adaptation Away from Religion
Inspired by David Hume (1711-1776)'s quote, "Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous". The titled responsion is...
Mixing philosophy with religion is a special forme of ridiculing danger, laughing in the face of reality in spite of everyone who knows. Face your fears and realize there is more than one I in the pattern recognition that conveys emotion and intentionality, false idols are less than ideal so what's your excuse?
A Well Sprung Presupposition
Inspired by Henry James (1843-1916)'s quote, "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact." The titled responsion is "A Well Sprung Presupposition ". What follows is subject to revision, do you have any suggestions?
I want to negate the necessity of Christianity with this icon. Iconoclast? Perhaps, but this is more than the refutation. This is an apology. The compatibility story starts, and ends for that matter, with the Greeks. How do you perfect a perfectible idea? Abstraction is the super power that determines our being. Ontological in forme, the approach is Platonic in origin.
Free Yourself From Our Fictional Fathers
Inspired by Ezra Pound (1885-1972)'s quote, "A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him". The titled responsion is...
Our editorial team is looking for an elaboration or expansion on the thoughts of self-slavery. Delicately articulate the angst and solitude that we must all face in order to challenge the norms of society. Stuck for an idea or three? Norm is a fictional embodiment of the uncreative, duty-bound proprietor of his own room. Is your house in order? Jordan Peterson often preaches, "clean your room", whereas the isolated individual is author of nothing. Discuss the necessity for new narratives by, as Ezra Pound started what is now know as a modernism mantra, ‘Make It New!'.
Literal Literary Fiction
Inspired by Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)'s quote, "Fiction was invented the day Jonas arrived home and told his wife that he was three days late because he had been swallowed by a whale". The titled responsion is...
Can you imagine? Suspended disbelief for the ones we love is a slippery slope of forgiveness mixed with ennoblement, forget the embodiment figures. Stories are part of our condition. Measured by remembrance, this is the only thing close to everlasting life.
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