A new theory that Leonardo's "Last Supper" might hide within it a depiction of Christ blessing the bread and wine has triggered so much interest that Web sites connected to the picture have repeatedly crashed. The famous fresco is already the focus of mythical speculation after author Dan Brown based his "The Da Vinci Code" book around the painting, arguing in the novel that Jesus married his follower, Mary Magdelene, and fathered a child. Now Slavisa Pesci, an information technologist, pool cleaner and amateur scholar, says superimposing the "Last Supper" with its mirror-image throws up... Read More
I always knew that he was a little bit different, but Dominic introduced me to a wider reality. Things that affected most people went unnoticed by him, yet trivial things often mattered more than they should. He could find joy in the oddest of places and when seen through his eyes I could too. As he approached middle age though, the unbridled happiness of youth often turned to sullen anger. He could see the injustices in the world but could not understand why people treated others so poorly. His acquaintances could not understand why he laughed at things that they didn't and this upset him.... Read More
In his quest for strength, knowledge, understanding and comfort, humankind has attributed the title of God to a variety of images, creatures, inanimate objects and the occasional person. Initially his purpose was to engage his environment; identify it and associate with it. This inclination developed into awe and respect as "he" came to realize his minute part in it all. Fireside tales and old timer yarns embellished what knowledge there was and the fears of the day were somehow assuaged by the comfortable notion of a higher being who was watching over the happenings on earth. During times... Read More
Rivers run down the sleek soft cliffs that are my grooved cheeks. The rapids are roaring; water....falls.
Stressed-out frustrated sweat beads blend with the dammed up wall of tears behind eyelids stinging my eyes; a haze on my vision. Adrenaline races to catch up with the already torrent bloodflow in my veins like sharks on the hunt. Gravity is trying to win, my legs transforming into pillars of concrete on the quicksand beneath my feet, but I won't let her win; Willpower is the steamcloud on the tarpit that picks me up and tries to help me fly. Not too high. Beams of imposing Alienship... Read More
Compassion is defined as a feeling of deep sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune coupled with a strong desire to alleviate such suffering. To say that one human is erroneous for desiring relief from suffering of another fellow human being calls into question the core beliefs of this nation in that "all men are created equal" and the writ of habeus corpus that our founding fathers so justly provided. On the cusp of this new realm in which President Bush has so democratically revoked required enactments of habeas corpus (right to contest the lawful detainment of a person) has long... Read More
Well, let's see; the Muslim's will be easy to spot, they'll all be wearing turbans, and the Christians will be easy to spot because they'll drive up in Mercedes Benz sedans with crosses on their hoods in place of the three pointed stars, while the Jewish militants, they'll be the easiest ones of all to spot, they'll be the only people in town walking.
I jest of course, but only for the sake of illustrating the stupidity of contemporary religious bigotry. The truth is that I guarantee that I've lost cross sections of each of these faithful pious as I've progressed through this piece,... Read More
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The world we live in currently, one would be very hard pressed to experience rational peace and genuine freedom. "Peace", is a rare and almost extinct commodity. It is a shadow in the memory of humanity, a mere moment in the blink of an eye that we seldom...
Nice piece Credo as usual. You mention in context at the end "for fear of making war with the Gods." The keystone of peace lies crumbling,simply because the 'Gods of war' reign supreme despite race, religion,etc. Hypothetically if religion didn't exist...
I have serious doubts about the reality of Christ, but I have no doubt that if he existed, he did not look the way as the image commonly depicted in the U S and the rest of the West does. As the early Christians made war on pagan civilizations and cultures,...