Tuesday, April 13, 2010

God's sense of humour

Is God playing the weather game again? Is he trying to look busy adjusting the clouds, testing the wind, and timing rainfalls? Enhance weather forecast accuracy, I have the right not to be part of this game. God and I have a very different sense of humour. I have been wearing woolen sweaters in the morning for the past three days only to find it shining and hot as hell in the afternoon. That's not funny!


  1. Pity this God whose smile or frown,
    Urges naught but a laugh or a scorn,
    So weeps the priest, beholding His love,
    “Thou, God of dry wells, I pity and mourn.”

    New Struggles.-- After Buddha was dead, his shadow still appeared in a cave for hundreds of years – a monstrous, bloodcurdling shadow. God is dead: but given how people are, it might be that there will be caves in which his shadow appears for another thousand years. And we – we must also conquer his shadow. Nietzsche, The Gay Science

    It is a sense of humour that leaves many many people with a bitter taste in their mouths. Dostoevsky's still thundering cry of "all is permitted" has a nihilistic undertone that bemoans this newly gained freedom — this freedom from God. Or as Nietzsche points somewhere, "freedom is a line and a goal." Without this "line and goal" freedom can only experienced as utter disorientation, aloneness, insignificance, powerlessness....an earth unchained from its sun.

    I do not know how much the above touches on your post, but I believe that it stems from the same branch.

    Also, the ruba'iya is mine.


  2. It touches at the heart of this blog in fact. Dostoyevsky is one of my favorites and I am still struggling with Nietzsche. I guess I have only scratched the surface of nihilism so far. Thanks for the insights.

  3. The ruba'iya expounded upon: