Conversation in Shades of Blue

Do you believe in God?


   Possibly, but not probably.




   Clever point.  Pensively, certainly.


Is it pertinent to LIFE, a belief in God?


   Such questions!

   Well, I think it depends on your sense of LIFE.

   Perhaps 'GOD' in any version of period, place or peoples

   Is just human IDEA,

   Simultaneously so simple and so complex 

   It defies definition.

   Physical, Mental, Emotional factors of 'Human'

   Are somewhat 'measurable' individually.

   But all three, the Whole Person,

   In any combination whatsoever,

   Seem unmeasurable by mere calculation.

   This conundrum does not include 'Spiritual'

   Which may be an acquired 'sympathetic' attribute.

   Not originally natal,

   But suggested by, and nurtured for

   Specific purposes of particular persons.

   A hard thought, but not unreasonable

   From the annals of World History.

   Perhaps that 'Extra Mystery of the Human Animal'

   The 'drive to know beyond the logical!'

   Is what we call 'God'.

  Are we done?   I'm whacked!   Not kidding!


 For the moment, yes.  Have a nice day.


Oh, YEE-UCK!                                                                                                              Cynthia Buell Thomas, October 17, 2019

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Don Matthews

Sat 19th Oct 2019 22:32

'Personally, it's when I see a trait in my grandchildren and recognise my father, I know where spirit resides'.

An interesting comment Graham.....

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Adam Rabinowitz

Sat 19th Oct 2019 20:00

Great story about the dog. My main definition of God is love and since dogs are simply the embodiment of love I have no doubt that they as angels bow their heads.

Cats also are love but a more complicated sort and since I am right now sadly throwing away some of my children's old stuffed animals as the cat decided to pee on them I am a bit filled with grief and non-fondness

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 19th Oct 2019 19:53

Adam, Cynthia on the topic of other species having ideas I must confess I love watching dogs praying on YouTube ha,ha.

It started because we were having a conversation on praying one day and my dog at the time, lowered his head as if he was having a spiritual moment! After that we would say to him go and say your prayers and he would run off to be quite on his own and do similar stuff. No one told him, or trained him about any of that behavior and I truely believe he was a spiritual dog.He was a Pisces. So then I had to find out if other dogs reacted to the word prayer etc and went on YouTube.

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Adam Rabinowitz

Sat 19th Oct 2019 19:12

Great meditations, Cynthia. Certainly inspiring of internal conversations. I was thinking about the phrase "human idea" a bit and wondering if other species have ideas or if a God has ideas since omnipotence all knowing hood would preclude novel thinking or perhaps cause an endless stream of it. Then I started thinking about endless streams. Anyway, thank you for sharing. Glad I checked in today. Habe a great one.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 19th Oct 2019 17:59

Great contemplative piece Cynthia, I enjoyed this style and topic.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 19th Oct 2019 16:28

Ah, Graham, how wonderful to see your comment. Not another 'real' person, but the never-ending 'Cynthia Trio': ME, MYSELF and I, who have discussed and argued together since I was a child. And they/we are 'real enough', encouraging me always to 'think things through from different points of view'

I'm not bonkers - it's a conscious exercise, a mind game that has been invaluable to me my whole life. And still is. I must find an old, old OLD poem, somewhere tucked away.

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 19th Oct 2019 16:03

Hello Cynthia, it seems ages since I commented on a CBT work.

I love the conversational element and I think you leave the reader wondering whether the conversation is with yourself or another. This alone is worthy of comment.

I was only thinking about death and the hereafter (that some people espouse) the other day whilst reading another poem. I then thought of soul and spirit which tends to exercise much of the afterlife brigade's thinking. It made me wonder whether one's soul or spirit precede life. A sort of chicken and egg scenario. If not when during life do they appear?

Many religions have a god or gods, different horses for different courses etc.

Personally, it's when I see a trait in my grandchildren and recognise my father, I know where spirit resides.

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