“Theology, mysticism, spirituality, moral rules, worship, art: these things must not be kept in separate compartments. " - The Orthodox Church, Timothy Ware, p. 207
As I'm trying to write my paper on this book, and desperately seeking any distraction, I started to think a bit about separate compartments. Pauline Kilar writes a blog entry about unifying her mind, making sacrifices, and the voices that plague her with doubt. This also reminds me of separate compartments.
I think our human, binary tendency to divide is not a good thing, all the time. Sometimes it is, and when it is it works well. Sometimes it is not, and when used at inappropriate times, it's horrendous.
Heretical Ideas gives me a quote about separating the artist and the scientist. Again, this idea of the syncretic being superior to the individuated.
The Angry Nurse asks "Why does one group have to be right and one group wrong?" in reference to the publication and furor around the Gospel of Judas.
And someone had posted somewhere that they had decided to stop thinking in "Or" and start thinking in "AND", as in "Right and Wrong" instead of "Right Or Wrong", but of course I can't find the post now.
Mostly, I think my problem is that I'm TRYING to write, instead of just writing. I hope this blog entry will help me through that.