Sunday, December 24, 2006

Santa Clause doesn’t exist

Today and tomorrow day are quite the ordinary days, or so one would have hoped.

A female supply teacher working at Boldmere Junior School was sacked in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom recently for telling the obvious truth: that Santa or Father Christmas doesn’t exist, and that the children, as ten and eleven year olds, should know that.

The calamity following this simple, healthy statement is both puzzling and horrible. What’s wrong with the parents, with people in general? I can’t help but thinking that this case is symptomatic for the world as a whole. Most people are evidently more comfortable living in the illusion than in the real world. Amanda Piovesana made this very telling statement:

- I am upset because it has taken away a magical part of Christmas. A teacher should not have the right to do that.»
Is this what she calls Magic, this… horrible conceit? No wonder the current human society is on the brink of collapse.

Your daughter can’t be very bright, Amanda. I saw through my grandfather’s disguise when I was five.

How long had you planned on keeping the truth from your stupid daughter? What other things do you keep from her?

Monday, December 04, 2006

The existence of mud...

Imagine that God exists. I’m convinced he, she or It doesn’t, but let’s speculate…

Picture this: God is standing at the end of time (and that's where he must be). He has just experienced the entire universe from A to Z.

He didn't create the universe, but was just one of many forces being born into it. The "omnipotence", his boundless might, came later. He rose to the occasion, through many tough battles with various opponents, to emerge victorious.

So what does he do now?

He travels back in time to ensure that everything happens exactly as he remembers it, of course, to ensure that he indeed will become the most powerful entity in the universe.

Or perhaps he does want to change things. He's not happy with how things are and who he has become. But no matter what he does he's just ensuring that what happened comes to pass... again. He is unable to change anything.

A mass slaughter in the Andromeda Galaxy, the Holocaust, all the wars, all the suffering, all the horrible incidents are necessary to make the universe... what it is.

He's in a prison, a nightmare beyond comprehension, and can't get out.

So he becomes the christian Lucifer, rebelling at creation, knowing fully well that everything he does has already happened.

He has already seen it from the other side. That whatever he sets in motion, even though seemingly unknown to him will turn out to become something Known.

In time...