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Living Within the Parentheses

s-anthony
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9/18/2014 5:02:45 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
In reading an article from a book titled Building Your Own Theology, I came across a way of looking at life I failed before to see. It was a quote taken from a book by Sam Keene and Anne Valley Fox called Telling Your Own Story. The quote follows, "We invent stories about the origin and conclusion of life because we are exiles in the middle of time. The void surrounds us. We live within a parenthesis surrounded by question marks." This quote inspired me to think: If we look at our lives before our births, we do not see ourselves; for, we are not yet born. If we look at our lives after our deaths, we do not see ourselves; for, no one knows that which lies beyond the grave. All we know is that which has happened during the course of our lives. We indeed live in a vacuum defined by complete ignorance.
Burls
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9/19/2014 12:49:35 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Judgments are based on experience so one can perceive a relative lack of experience by the judgment that we indeed live in a vacuum defined by complete ignorance.