Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Brian showed us this clip as part of his report this morning. The sound was a little faint, but the point was clear: there is meaning to be sought in our lives, but we're all too easily distracted from the search. Very Big American Corporations are one source of distraction...

Harry: That's right, yeah. I've had a team working on this over the past few weeks, and what we've come up with can be reduced to two fundamental concepts.

One, people are not wearing enough hats...*

*Two, matter is energy; in the Universe there are many energy fields which we cannot normally perceive. Some energies have a spiritual source which act upon a person's soul. However, this soul does not exist ab initio, as orthodox Christianity teaches; it has to be brought into existence by a process of guided self-observation. However,this is rarely achieved owing to man's unique ability to be distracted from spiritual matters by everyday trivia.

Max: What was that about hats again?

Here's another source of distraction:

The BBC reports that "75% of 16- to 24-year-olds say they cannot live without internet access." Oh, dear. Not exactly what I call "vital living."

But I suppose the good news is that they must, then, think there's something meaningful in life, beyond the barest "biological imperative."

Blogito, ergo sum? Maybe it's true, we're not wearing enough hats.

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