Friday, November 04, 2005

Death will tremble


For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command or faith a dictum. I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.

Charles Bukowski


3 comments:

Rev J D said...

yeah yeah yeah - living outside the garden and defying a paternalistic god, trading ignorance, innocence, and his providence for adventure, rational meaning, essential feelings, and a motorcycle going 120 on the highway just south of edgar.

yeah darlin gonna make it happen
take the world in a love embrace
fire all of your guns at once
and explode into space

Rev J D said...

oh, also, is it wrong to keep bukowski in the same bookcase as the quran, the book or mormon, the bhagavad gita, and the bible?

Malcontentia, aka ellie said...

It's wrong to keep a bible. Very wrong, unless you condone killing babies, leting strangers rape your daughters, think Leviticus is a nice read and believe in the fundamental evil of women, that patriachry is the end word, and that burning bushes really happen.
Of course, burning the bushes, in situ, would be biblical revenge, wouldn't it?
I know too little to comment on the other holy books, other than to say all should be looked upon with wary eye for evil intent.
If you find the buddah along the road, you must kill him. The real one lives inside you.
I suggest just beating christians until they get out of your face, not killing them. Tell em' to take their idea if Satan with em',

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis." Ralph Waldo Emerson