Showing posts from November, 2010

A Poem

perception variable shifting like the wind reality yields a new consciousness no, a new being genesis blinding waves penetrate the mind illuminating hidden truths potential unlocked evolved transformation achieved a new reality unknown to most the last frontier searching for truth vagaries of indoctrination the familiar is profane mesmerizing shocking to behold a waking dream frozen by time paradigms collapse going deeper past fear connecting the old world forgotten a lie a solitary path to voyage to grow now connected clarity refuge from the mundane madness liberation finally peace -- Zachary Uram (c) 2010

Duel at Dawn

Katana blades Glisten in dawn's awakening Warriors bound by honor The world falls away Senses heightened Muscles coiled like vipers Ancient ritual Civilized barbarism Man is a wicked thing If one must die This is a noble path One lunges forward Tempered steel whistles A flick of the wrist And his fate is sealed The arterial spray Blankets the snowy ground Crimson droplets Poetry in motion A samurai falls But his soul is free

faith and reason

Posted a comment on Darlene Egelhoff's blog Wonderful blog post Darlene! I studied physics at Carnegie Mellon University (before my mental illness struck) and I *love* science. The great lie of the so-called New Atheists (people like the insufferably arrogant and condescending Richard Dawkins!) is that one must reject theism to be accepted as a rational thinker, to be a scientist. This is a ridiculous false dichotomy and it’s so sad so many young students are being indoctrinated into a binary view of epistemology where one must either reject reason and the modern world or embrace theism. There is nothing new under the sun, as Scripture says, and none of these “new” arguments are new at all. We Christians can use science and engage in scientific research without compromising our faith. As you echoed God gave us a mind to explore, to question, to ponder! Praise God. I personally do not see enough evidence for macro evolution, but as you said even if that is true it sh