A notebook bulletin board
tacked on when randomly bored
applied thoughts in a scribblebook
open for the world to look who passes by
so fast to see like a needle in a haystack we
safely stash those innermost secrets thought to be
at least you see languishing up and into pristine
blossoms for you to pick and sniff and hope
they don't make you sick.


Nature vs ?

On my thinking of what is "unnatural", and my argument that everything, including human beings, synthetic compounds and chemicals, etc, is perfectly natural, it made me realize something. Perhaps "natural" and "normal" are NOT the same thing - - not even by the longest shot.

Nature itself may be an aberration of reality.
Think about that for awhile.

To break it down:

There must be orders of reality, wherein if everything is undergoing an "optimum" state, this thing WE know of as "nature" has nothing to do with this unprecedented, uninterrupted nothingness which could not even have a word for it lest it "become" that. Then . . . what if, there is a 1 in a Quadroople quintubular gazzillion googolplex of a chance that. . . an irritant introduces itself somehow in the otherwise flawless unprocesses of devoid-reality (i.e, the normal state of existence and lack of affairs), and wala, thus nature is borne. Nature, with all its concurrent, infectious, viral seething chaotic evolutionary adaptable transcendence. And we came from that. And cancer followed. All of it perfectly natural. . . perfectly aberrant . . . and entirely not normal in the real sense of the word.


  1. There Is No Natural Religion


    The Argument. Man has no notion of moral fitness but from Education. Naturally he is only a natural organ subject to Sense.

    I. Man cannot naturally Perceive but through his natural or bodily organs.
    II Man by his reasoning power can only compare & judge of what he has already perceiv'd.
    III. From a perception of only 3 senses or 3 elements none could deduce a fourth or fifth.
    IV. None could have other than natural or organic thoughts if he had none but organic perceptions.
    V. Man's desires are limited by his perceptions; none can desire what he has not perceiv'd.
    VI. The desires & perceptions of man, untaught by any thing but organs of sense, must be limited to objects of sense.

    Conclusion. If it were not for the Poetic or Prophetic character the Philosophic & Experimental would soon be at the ratio [rational calculation] of all things, & stand still unable to do other than repeat the same dull round over again.

    There is No Natural Religion


    I. Man's perceptions are not bounded by organs of perception; he perceives more than sense (tho' ever so acute) can discover.
    II. Reason, or the ratio of all we have already known, is not the same that it shall be when we know more.
    III. [missing]
    IV. The bounded is loathed by its possessor. The same dull round even of a universe would soon become a mill with complicated wheels.
    V. If the many become the same as the few when possess'd, More! More! is the cry of a mistaken soul. Less than All cannot satisfy Man.
    VI. If any could desire what he is incapable of possessing, despair must be his eternal lot.
    VII. The desire of Man being Infinite, the possession is Infinite & himself Infinite.

    Application. He who sees the Infinite in all things sees God. He who sees the Ratio only sees himself only.

    Therefore God becomes as we are, that we may be as he is.