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Metaphorically Speaking

December 27, 2022

Since, I am not very fond of Christmas, find myself breaking down the ritualistic phenomenon that has evolved into society as an unshakable indoctrination.

Imbued deeply into the fabric of various geographical locations as something other, than its original intent. Which, to my perception is celebrating the birth of an enlightened master / spiritual teacher.

Why not, who does not like a birthday party?

Except, the fellow’s birth day in question, being celebrated, has been dead for quite some time. (Despite, what billboards and bumper stickers will tell you.) Therefore he gets none of the presents.

Will get to the metaphors momentarily.

I could site various people in my life, whom would be considered “teachers”. Have no clue what their birth day is. My uncle, my first boss, and George Carlin to name a few. They are all dead also. Maybe not 2000 plus years, but dead nonetheless.

Their lessons live on through me in how to build, plumb and wire stuff. Real world questioning stuff, and using language to question everything. The latter two show up, through many of these blog posts.

Speaking of billboards, will start with biggest simplest message presented. Jesus Is Alive.
Well, yes and no. However, no different then my teachers.

As when I am turning wrenches or solving a plumbing or electrical problem, my uncle John’s memory rises to the surface and I subconsciously invoke his teachings to guide me to complete the task. WWJD? What Would (Uncle) John Do?

I celebrate my teachers, each time a recalled reference enters my thoughts.

Like Schrödinger’s cat being both dead and alive, depending on how the cat/Jesus is viewed.

Ought not that be the part, that an alleged “Christian” society be doing, each time someone is helped, housed or healed?

“Maybe they ought to check with that Jesus fella.  They’re always talking about………. “What would Jesus do”?  

They don’t want to know so they can do it, they just want to know so they can tell other people to do it.”

– George Carlin

Maybe if Jesus’s teachings were recalled each time a behavior was being replicated, the lessons would be repeated, exponentiated into “his” metaphorical return.

Because it would be a self-fulfilling prophecy that Jesus’s return had manifested globally.

Not much different than when I recall advice given to me by my first boss, which was not to inform the company on how things “should” be done, but rather do the right thing. Do the thing you want them to make changes on.

Then, they will tell you to keep doing what you are doing, implement it with others throughout the company by *”letting it be their idea.”

* – Ed

Find myself at work wondering WWED, What Would Ed Do?

If everyone started behaving like their chosen enlightened master, spiritual teacher, there would be a lot more peace in the world and a lot less, “give it to me it’s mine”* mindless consumption.

* – George Carlin

Metaphorically speaking it is…

“Just an observation,
Maybe I need
Different glasses.”

– Angelo Devlin


From → Bible, Paradox, Quotes, random

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