On spirituality Friday May 5, 2006, 4 comments

There are no role models. There are no teachers. Knowledge has become so easy to access that it has lost both context and meaning.


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Daniel Friday May 5, 2006


I, too, yearn for the days of abject ignorance and Church-controlled education. But last week is last week, and there’s no going back.

Adrian Monday May 8, 2006


Ah, the heady days of choir-backed castraton…

Not quite what I was leaning toward Daniel, but as always, you’ve pulled my head out of my ass and pointed to the sign on the wall that says “Don’t be an idiot.”

I appreciate this more than this medium can express.

Daniel Tuesday May 9, 2006


I’m flattered to have appeared to have been so with it. And I agree with where you’re coming from. I wonder, though, if there are some confounding variables, principally the conflation of “information” with “knowledge” (not unlike the age-old conflation of “knowledge” with “wisdom, no?). Information is a commodity now (arguably always was, but not like today), and like any commodity in saturation, becomes disposable, almost extraneous.

Knowledge, on the other hand…I don’t really have a clue.

Adrian Tuesday May 9, 2006


I toyed with both words when I wrote it.

I I might have chosen poorly, I am not sure yet.

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