poet-prosaic:

Caodaism is a syncretic religion that had its beginnings in Vietnam, combine the teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam and other religions into one religion to promote peace.(more to read …)
The major saints on picture are Chinese revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen, the 19th century French writer Victor Hugo and the 16th century Vietnamese poet Nguyen Binh Khiem.
Oh my God  What a program !

poet-prosaic:

Caodaism is a syncretic religion that had its beginnings in Vietnam, combine the teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam and other religions into one religion to promote peace.(more to read …)

The major saints on picture are Chinese revolutionary leader Sun Yat-sen, the 19th century French writer Victor Hugo and the 16th century Vietnamese poet Nguyen Binh Khiem.

Oh my God  What a program !

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Preserving the Zoroastrian Identity in the 21st century

My name is Kainaz Amaria. I was born in Bombay, India and grew up in the SF Bay Area. My family is Zoroastrian and a few years ago I decided to move to Bombay to gain a deeper understanding of the Parsi community.

Zoroastrianism is the oldest monotheistic religion originating ~3,500 years ago in modern-day Iran. There are an estimated 137,776 Zoroastrians worldwide.

"[They] have never asked themselves the question; ‘what begins after God?’"

Emil Cioran, Tears and Saints

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During Sade’s imprisonment at Picpus, under Robespierre, he described his stay in these terms:

An earthly paradise—beautiful house, splendid garden, select society, admirable women—and then suddenly the place of the executions is put right under our windows and the cemetery of the guillotined right in the middle of our garden. We have, my dear friend, removed eighteen hundred guillotined in five days, including a third of our unhappy household.

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"[I]magine a somewhat peculiar dictionary entry for the word reader. Instead of referring one to the verb with a phrase like “someone who reads,” it says, “you at this moment.” That’s all."

Jacques Derrida, “Reading Between the Blinds,” A Derrida Reader

(Source: heteroglossia, via oxynarcosis)

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@dril: Ok, I was considering sending a response “in character”, but I thought that this would probably be a good opportunity to let people know who I am and what exactly I’m trying to do. People seem to have the idea that I’m this really “wacky” guy who behaves rather similarly to his offbeat twitter persona in real life, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Please allow me to dispel some of the myths out there and let people know what I’m all about.

Twitter, as I understand it, is a sort of “Hell” that I was banished to upon death in my previous life. In this abstract realm, the only thing I am certain of is that my cries are awarded “Favs” or “RTs” when they are particularly miserable or profane. These ethereal merits do nothing to ease my suffering, but I have deliriously convinced myself that gathering enough of them will impress my unseen superiors and grant me a promotion to a higher plane of existence. This is my sole motivation.

As for this “Weird Twitter” phenomenon, I believe it’s simply a label that many people in social media loosely attach to a movement of ironic, satirical posts pioneered by the account “@kfc_colonel”. Nobody knows who operates this account, but for years he has been impersonating a dead fast food mogul and asking his followers bizarre personal questions, usually regarding their consumption of KFC products. His influence inspired comedians to further the movement by creating accounts of a similar vein, such as “@Pepsi”, “@Pizzahut”, and “@mtn_dew”, to name a few. I would suggest checking these guys out if you’re into some real subversive social commentary.

Thank you for this opportutnity, and good luck with your article. I give you full permission to post this on every blog and forum that exists on the web. Please send a check for $400 to “Dirty Ass” at Crimetown, NJ . Piss Piss Piss PIss 69 Piss Ass Shit . Bye

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http://www.buzzfeed.com/jwherrman/weird-twitter-the-oral-history dril speaks out

(Source: tombomp, via jhermann)

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Now, in his heart, Ahab had some glimpse of this, namely: all my means are sane, my motive and my object mad.

— Herman Melville, Moby Dick

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"We are not born cowardly or lazy; we choose to be these things. We are responsible for what we are. We are alone, without excuses. This is what I mean when I say that man is condemned to be free. If many people dislike this philosophy [existentialism] it is because they prefer to make excuses for themselves, to tell themselves that circumstances were against them. “I have not had a great love, or a great friendship, but it’s because I did not meet the right man or woman,” they say. “If I have not written very good books, it’s because I haven’t the leisure time to do it,” they say. The way I see it, all these people are simply lying to themselves about their freedom."

Jean-Paul Sartre from a talk he gave titled “Is Existentialism a Humanism?”  (via ljosio)

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"There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined."

Albert Camus

Patent nonsense; 95% of the funding to the analytic camp!

(Source: crematedadolescent)

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"The difference between analytic and continental philosophy is the difference between sense and nonsense."

Ethics professor (via philosophyprofessorquotes)

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105 KSA, Vo1. 9, pp. 500-2, 11 [156], Spring-Fall 1881.

105 KSA, Vo1. 9, pp. 500-2, 11 [156], Spring-Fall 1881.

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"Intimacy cannot be expressed discursively. The swelling to the bursting point, the malice that breaks out with clenching teeth and weeps; the sinking feeling that doesn’t know where it comes from or what it’s about; the fear that sings its head off in the dark; the white-eyed pallor, the sweet sadness, the rage and the vomiting… are so many evasions."

Georges Bataille, Theory of Religion (via ljosio)

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