Thursday, February 16, 2006

Mind the Gap



First in a series of a few signs that should be on the path.

5 comments:

Marsha+ said...

Oh Yes!!
Add that one to your Cafe Press site!
Marsha

Rev. Troy said...

While my initial search found no copyright info, an extended search after CafePress flagged it did. I modified it, since it is it's own thing and not a London Underground rip-off, but they probably won't let me use it anyway.

An alternative to CafePress has been in the works, so stay tuned!

Spiritual Emergency said...

Hmmm. I found myself feeling uncomfortable with this image if only because there seemed to be an implied judgement sitting behind the stamp of approval/disapproval. Who might we be, I wondered, to determine what reality is for someone else, or even for ourselves at times.

Anyway, that was just the way it hit me.

Rev. Troy said...

Hey, thanks. I wouldn't have thought of it in that way--with an implied "your" in front of "beliefs."

The way I see it, there is no one to whom it doesn't apply, and no time when it won't. We must live with beliefs, and we must try to know (to the extent that we can) reality: to have Gnosis; which implies that we mostly won't know. So, there's always a gap: we work to narrow it, yet always stumble over it from time to time.

Of course, that context doesn't travel with it. I wonder if an explicit "our" in front of "beliefs" would work? Certainly something to think about.

Spiritual Emergency said...

The way I see it, there is no one to whom it doesn't apply, and no time when it won't. We must live with beliefs, and we must try to know (to the extent that we can) reality: to have Gnosis; which implies that we mostly won't know. So, there's always a gap: we work to narrow it, yet always stumble over it from time to time.

I suppose the difference would be in whether or not we have the freedom to determine that reality for ourselves (and hence, redefine the gaps) or whether someone else would choose to impose their vision of reality upon another. I'm all for personal exploration; not so fond of imposition.