Monday means Melanie (Sparks From a Combustible Mind) and her world famous Share Your World prompt. She poses four or five different questions each week and throws them out to us to answer. So let’s get this show on the road.
Are you more a thinker or a doer? (Credit to Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove for this one)
As I responded to Cyranny when she asked this question, I think a lot about doing, but most of the time, I think more than I do!
Why is beauty associated with mortality?
Hmm. I never really associated beauty with mortality. But then I think of mortality as the inevitability of death. But I suppose beauty can also be associated with impermanence. In my experience, however, real beauty is enhanced with age. Sure, there is beauty in youth, but that kind of physical beauty isn’t what makes someone beautiful. It’s what is on the inside of people that makes them beautiful. At least that’s what I keep telling myself now that I’m an old fart.
If everyone spoke their mind (told the literal truth), would this world be a better place?
Well, if you think the world would be a better place without human beings, then yes.
Can religious beliefs affect scientific thinking?
Now THIS is a provocative question. The process of scientific thinking involves skills such as observing, comparing, sorting, organizing, predicting, experimenting, evaluating, and applying. It’s all about evidence. Religious beliefs are dependent upon one thing — faith. Now I’m not suggesting that religious beliefs and scientific thinking are mutually exclusive. It’s just that those with religious beliefs are not applying a scientific thinking process to those religious beliefs. And that’s fine. There’s plenty of room for both religious beliefs and for scientific thinking. The former deals in the spiritual world, whereas the latter focuses on the natural world. It’s when religious beliefs attempt to stifle scientific thinking (or vice versa) that the trouble begins.
Share some gratitude in photo, written form, or song.
What better way is there to show gratitude than to share a song titled “Thank You”?