Long day at Autorama in Detroit. I’ll blog more tomorrow folks, for now, bed!
Anita Ekberg and a puddle
The poodle must be making the puddle.
Ava Gardener, 1949
1m² staircase by EeStairs
It reaches a full story in height while using only one square metre, and able to be hidden away in a closet.
unbelievable. i want one
“A world without religion, good, bad, neutral?”
This certainly took some thought, as my philosophy wasn’t well articulated on this. I think a world without religion is a world without mankind. Religion is a man-made construct originally intended as a vessel for spirituality, which is something distinct in my mind - one’s relationship with one’s creator and the whole idea of a universe beyond human observation and probably even reason.
I have observed religion without spirituality, which I believe comes from humanity’s natural inclination to form groups and band together with those who are similar. That can be positive, reinforcing a thoughtful relationship with the shared interest, and leading to greater civic involvement; and that can be negative, leading to exclusion and hatred. The true loner is a very rare bird indeed - particularly in the age of the internet, where one can form groups almost instantly with people across the planet.
The negative aspects of religion arise not from spirituality, but from human manipulation of religion for human ends. It’s far easier to focus a group on the negative and control them by feeding that negativity. But I don’t think you will ever erase that from humanity. If you take away someone’s spirituality, they will still find a religion if they have that inclination.
So I guess my answer is bad. There are a lot of things to dislike about religion, groupmaking, and humanity as a whole; but they are a part of us all, and I have no desire to remake humanity wholesale as I fear that one would end up throwing out the baby with the bathwater.
Moonlight In Vermont — Billie Holiday