Exploring contemplative awareness in daily life, drawing from and with much discussion of the writings of Thomas Merton, aka "Father Louie".
Friday, October 26, 2018
The News, continued
"We believe that the "news" has a strange metaphysical status outside us: it "happens" by itself. Actually, it is something that we fabricate. Those who are poor artisans make only pseudo-events. These are the tired politicians and businessmen, the educators, writers, intellectuals and the tiredest of all, the Churchmen."
- Merton "Events and Pseudo-Events", Faith and Violence, 1967, p. 152
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The Merton Center
I don't know why it took me so long to get to The Merton Center in Louisville. I've been in and out of KY several times over the yea...
the news gives one a insight into the
chaos that resides in the human condition
in a certain way all news is defective and deceitful
as per Merton because of the deceitfulness born in
the minds of men and portrayed as brilliance Politics
and Religion are the most corrosive devices conceived
the chief caused of all wars
I think you are right, bob.Delete