“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts ? “
“Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts ? “
Inspirational posts and quotes! Thank you!
Vincent, thank you for stopping and following my blog today. This is a great picture and the quote fits well. I look forward to following your blog and being provoked by its apparent eclectic nature.
Hi Vincent, am a newbie in here so I am just dropping my compliments here
Thanks for following my blog and taking out time to read a few lines.
I am looking forward to you’re blog, and the photos speak for themselves, some great clicks.
Nice, very true too! our hands are our roots to the world before us. Thank you for following my blog 🙂
This is a dope concept and well-executed. Pretty cool find on my Reader, today. 🙂 Keep at it!
Vincent, thanks for following my blog!
Often the beasts show respect at a higher level than man.
Circumcision. Circumcision separates us from the beasts. And clothes. But aside from that, Confucius raises an excellent point. ; )
What an amazing image!
Reblogged this on On the Edge Again and commented:
I think this is very thought provoking. Good read.
I just wanted to tell you that the quote on your “header, tagline” what you may call it, is just…one of those quotes you reread and reassure myself that I am so glad I stopped by.
I enjoy what you write about, and thanks for stopping by.
Hi Vincent, thanks for stopping by and following my blog this week. This image of yours is outstanding, very creative! Thanks for sharing.
Reblogged this on Olive's World.
Hi Vincent. Thank you for stopping by my blog and subscribing to follow it! May God bless you through it!
Reblogged this on The Human Theory.
conscience vs. instinct this we all know. We we rely on gut instinct then we fail to use our natural gifts of higher powers.
Nice post. The picture’s kinda creepy, though. Looks like something out of ‘Lord of the Rings.’
Thanks for following my blog. I appreciate you stopping by.
It is hard to consider one’s own existence a mistake, and arrogant to consider another’s existence a mistake, whether that other is God or man or giraffe or hyena. It is another thing to say “mistakes have been made” and yet another to realize that without mistakes no one would need to learn. Error is a key indicator of needed wisdom to find out what is error free, and what do we do with error-free moments? Because of how we are, we tend not to handle error-free moments without a reversal to new error.
To be is not a mistake. To give being is not a mistake. To abuse being is a mistake leading to joyless confusion.
Without a transcendent lawgiver who “gave being” to a higher moral law, how can you call anything a mistake? Calling something a mistake is a judgment call, implying a standard by which to judge. If we are all a product of mere accidents, who is to say there are any mistakes. There just is or isn’t. Also, how can there even be joy in a universe of cosmic accidents? Joy has to have purpose and meaning. How can accidental, purposeless existence include joy?
Those are profound questions some of which either track some of my discussion with the blog’s sub-titled quote (I think I erred in thinking the quote at the top went with the post I posted to, which was a Confucian quote). The rest of your comment goes beyond the scope of my comment.
I am not sure that either Divine law or human made law is the standard of error-free living, however, both I believe are and / or can be a minimum standards for civilized, orderly living from which it is compassionately possible for people to seek a higher way of living that is error-free living individually and together.
There can also be bad laws, erroneously applied good laws, temporary and even unnecessary laws. I think those that run afoul of the higher, or Divine way of Being, which I believe to be Love are probably false standards against which to define “error.” Defying an evil law that requires evil to be done against innocent persons is not an error, it is higher than the bad laws and even the good laws. It is living goodness, a law unto itself, beyond the minimums and well into ascents to blessedness and righteousness.
Error is wide in scope, encompassing behavior and words that fall short of some standard of good living or norms. I do believe there is a common sense of what is good and evil, and that is in the moral and relational realm. The good life is a divine way of living that really is a standard of living beyond and fuller than minimum moral requirements law.
The minimum requirement norms are codified expectations either given by a higher power or agreed to among people or peoples and are important guides, but are not ends unto themselves.
It seems what you are getting at is the existence of God, of good and evil, and the meaning that good given to the good life. I do believe that evil is and begins with a lie, an untruth that deceives living beings to act without love toward others. A lie is an untruth, i.e., an anti-substantive viral disinformation which employs creative powers of beings in anti-loving pursuits. The deceit is half the damage, however, damaging and hurtful relationship results follow.
These thoughts are from so many sources above my level of intelligence and erudition it’s hard to cite them all, but they are filtered through my own limited ability and so I say take all of these comments as a discussion of these thoughts and not a teaching venue. This is “where I’m at” right now on these topics, and there are more enlightened paths in the sources before me. Hopefully I haven’t erred in using the ancient texts I’ve woven into this comment. It’s more likely than not that I have!
Stunning picture! Do you take them yourself? And thank you for following my blog, I hope you will find something worthwhile in it…
I love that quote at the top. Who were you quoting?
Thanks for choosing to follow one of my blogs. I hope you continue to enjoy the posts!
Mankind was created in the image of God. That is what disntinguishes us from them. We are moral agents with choices. Respect is only one moral characteristic that separates us from animals. Respecting others first is godly character; demanding respect first is beastly character.
So nice to see your visit in my little blogging corner. You have a unique approach and a keen sense of what truly matters with images and quotes that say more than a thousand words might.
Still….I think you might do well giving us more of your own thoughts from time to time. Quotes can cut right to the heart of the matter at times, but how we view them and why you post them might not be the same reason.
Leaving it up to your viewers is a nice approach, I just think you might be surprised at the interest you might generate giving us a little background on why you select certain topics, images, and quotes.
Thanks again for your attention to my writing…….John H.
your blog is truly fantastic
i have nominated you for the Liebster Award.
This is amazing, and very thought provoking 🙂 Thanks for checking out my blog!
That’s so true! Thanks for sharing such a wise quote!
Thanks for following my blog and you have very nice quotes.
I love the image of a tree with a hand as it’s roots. Really thought provoking with the quotation.
Good point! Thanks for following my blog!
An unsettling photo, but a very provocative quote.
Your blog is a curious place. I am drawn to the variety of points. Thanks for visiting my blog. Look forward to seeing future posts. j.k.
Awww. Lovely! Thanks for givin love on my blog! Cheers!
Fantastic photograph? Thank you for following my blog. Hope you enjoy it.
Nice quote, jukie picture (or how does one spell that?)
Vincent, thanks for following my blog. I’m extremely impressed by what I see here… such a young person with so much humanity! There is hope for us and our planet if there are young people like you!
Thanks a lot ! I’m glad that you enjoy looking my blog 🙂
By the way how do you know that i’m young? did you saw my age anywhere ?
I think you said you were a young student somewhere?? I hope I did read right! 🙂
I just want to say thank you, sincerely. If the world and its nations could come together and over the course of three months, hold a meeting of sorts, that would devise a plan to creat food banks across the entire world, the hunger issue would be solved. There is enough food in the world for every person alive today to eat three full meals.
Screw restaraunts… I work for one. The jobs lost to their demise would not bother my conscience in the least. The goverment should pay cooks to cook at these food banks alone.
Again, thank you. Mark Twain once said, “Genius elevates its possessor to ineffable spheres
far above the vulgar world and fills his soul
with regal contempt for the gross and sordid things of earth.
… If he sings about the degeneracy of a world
which courts vulgar opulence
and neglects brains,
he is undoubtedly a genius.”
Respect yes, plus no other animal (that I know of) makes and eats cotton candy so there’s that too.
Wonderful photograph – and thanks very much for the “follow” –
If someone wants to know the power of words, I would direct them to your blog. What deep feelings you stir with the minimum of words and images. Your concept is worth emulating. But it is a rare gift. See how verbose I am, for instance 🙂 Very impressive. Glad I got a chance to look at your work.
Thanks a lot 🙂
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What an extraordinary image. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for following! Amazing blog, especially this picture–personal fave 🙂
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I love this picture and the quote and your blog is quite interesting and thought provoking. Keep it up! Thanks for following my blog, I hope you’ll stop by again soon.
I love the surrealistic artwork. Thank you for following my blog.
Fascinating, though-provoking photos! The one of the tree and the one of the starving little girl really grabbed my attention. Thank you for posting theses and for visiting my blog.
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