Sunday, August 30, 2009


The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances,

the more certain it seems to me that the path

to genuine religiosity does not lie

through the fear of life,

and the fear of death,

and blind faith,

but through striving

after rational knowledge.

Albert Einstein



mum said...

The collage: In French, we say: "il n'y a pas plus sourd que qui ne veut pas entendre" (there is no one more deaf that one who does not want to hear) - same applies to seeing, yes?

The song: in a strange way, the fact 'it's the damn damn thing everywhere' is almost comforting i.e. the same remedies should apply everywhere - but who wants to take the medicine, that is the question.

(I see your header is a work in progress - always something going on at that counter, isn't there?)

pleasant Sunday to you and yours, cm.

Anonymous said...

Screamin' Jay does sum it up rather well. And I almost took that Einstein quote for Nietzsche! Hmmm...

And like the Emerson quote, as well :)

Lisa Ursu said...

That is one whopper of a post. That image is playing in my mind. The number brooch above the "blind" sign seems to have caught my attention in particular. The number 2622 = 12 across, and that is an interesting number indeed.
Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

ArtSparker said...

I'm not sure what I think about religiosity - I'd say honesty lies in seeking with patience, rather than structuring certainty.

mister anchovy said...

hey from Toronto.

Anonymous said...

oh nice poster!

the emerson quote is so inspiring. made me sit back for a moment and think about my days :)

Coffee Messiah said...

mum: You're right of course, and the medicine is easy, maybe that's why people don't want to deal with anything. If not complicated, why bother? Just a thought.
And Thanks for noticing the header. Not many notice ; )

subT:It's one of my favorite songs of his. I really need to read about Einstein. Some of his quotes are pretty amazing.

liza: Your observation is keen ; )

artS: I think that was his observation, or at least, that's how I take it also. It's those reasons and more that I am still not a follower of anything. The hypocrisy is staggering.

ma: Hey from indy-anna.

lime: Good 2 C U and I know that quote is up your alley for thinking.

Candie said...

Really good work.

robin andrea said...

Ah, but what if rational knowledge leaves us spiritless? Then what? What if fear of death and fear of life, leave us believing in lies? Then what? What if we can see, but are still blind to life?

Then we have arrived in 21st century.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

you and albert see quite clearly I'm happy to say!

another great collage!

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! C.M.,
Nice quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nice quote by...Albert Einstein
Nice sounds by...Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee ;-D
By the way, I have been paying close attention to your blog header too.

Coffee Messiah said...

candie: Thanks

robin: It's a conundrum, to be sure. Seeing and understanding are two different things, and there seems to be no understanding, especially from those who oppose everything, without adding anything themselves.

kimy: Thanks......

dd: I remember, you were the only other person to notice anything and Thanks for stopping by.

tony said...

Is She Really Blind? She looks to still have one eye towards Life.

Candace said...

Thanks for this post, CM, and that song! Who doesn't understand, or appreciate that? And like mum wrote, there really is almost a comforting process... sort of ... in the fact that "no matter where you go, there you are" -- and there's a Starbucks. A Jittery Joe's. A MacDonald's... a crying baby... an arguing couple in the store, young people in love with each other, themselves and love itself.
sigh... and coffee.
always a good thing.
Take care.
Candace in Athens.

Tom said...

Albert's right--of course he is-- the key to spiritual existence is through action and not fears or complacency...of course i'm sure prayer doesn't hurt! Your posts make people think, and now my head hurts.

Coffee Messiah said...

tony: She's from a photograph from the photographer, Paul Strand. Who knows, besides many people have both eyes and are completely blind ; (

candace: Thanks 4 that ; )

tom: Yikes, are U sure???

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Einstein had lots of points to be well taken.
I have not heard Screammin' Jay for years...I need to through the old 33s and give him a spin. -Jayne

Coffee Messiah said...

hh: Glad you didn't mention 78s, that would have been a cause 4 concern ; )