Previous William Thomas Sherman Info Page postings, quotes, observations, etc.
["Badfinger - Rock Of All Ages"]
It's not that, under this other-worldly regime, people generally are less good; in some small ways they are actually even more humble, naive, and innocent than previously. Yet they are also less free, tend to lack wit, and are less competent, creative, and enterprising when it comes to doing and getting things done.
I heard this in the grocery store the other day.
["Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You (Live in London, 1995)']
This film deals with a serious subject -- mental illness.
["What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? - We Could've Been Friends?" -- concluding scenes to the film]
Here's a tune some may recognize.
["Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird Lyve 2003"]
["Maytals - Monkey Man - Wembley 1970"]
Although people are prone usually to look down on animals as inferior, it is no less common for animals, whether, say, an eagle, tiger, dog, or a squirrel, to look down on humans as essentially no better or no more important than themselves. And who's to say that they aren't right or justified in doing so? A person?
["Aerosmith - Dream On - Live 1977"]
How many acts of assault and battery, robbery, burglary, and or malicious vandalism have thy committed just within the past given month? Yet they will vociferously declaim against or anguish over some faux pas someone did years or decades ago; or, not so dissimilarly, will be most firm to draw the line when it comes to (actual versus alleged) software and video piracy, and when, of course, their unabashed and undisguised real interest is neither in quality of software or videos but rather in supervising and overseeing the control of all media.
For many years I have pondered and wrestled with the problem of the Sabbath; wondering how to respect and observe it, yet without causing ourselves bizarre or unnatural strain as a result of forced inactivity. For after all, and as we know, the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
For one thing, we can use the day to develop our capacity for self-command while cultivating the power of peace and tranquility. This, for some, may actually take some doing, but at least it gives us an idea and goal to realize and over time worked toward. This stated, as practical matter, I have come to adopt the rule that on the Sabbath one should not do work that one regularly and normally engages in during the week. Otherwise one is free to take up house chores, small jobs, hobbies, and minor tasks that we didn't have time to do in the week. The advantage of this approach is that it formally honors the day yet without artificially constraining ourselves so much that we cannot rest. Such, at any rate, has come to seem to me the most sensible course.
Some will recollect this one also.
["Toots & the Maytals - Sweet & Dandy" -- as seen in the film "The Harder They Come"]
["Draw Your Brakes- Scotty" -- live, though unfortunately cut too short, too soon in video length]
It is not so much natural lust and desire that of themselves result in widespread and wanton crime and depravity, more correctly it is such natures incited, exacerbated, and carefully manipulated by autocratic spirit people seeking to dominate and control the thoughts and judgment of humankind. And as we have noted before, the empire of such spirit persons, and which is financed and built upon our own shortcomings and evil, is much like the billion dollar movie career. Yet instead of cinema the gimmick used is mendacious theology and distorted religious teaching.
But not to worry too much. You don't have to pay that billion dollars all by yourself. You and your friends can chip in together and watch all the fantasy and special effects movies you want and to your hearts' content.
Such and such amount of logic, and depending on the quality of your reasoning, will buy you so much and such and such amount of reliable knowledge of cause and effect.