Tag Archives: Abrahamic Scriptures

Humanity’s Counting on Global Citizens … Too Young … to be Reading

Two years ago and some days ago Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan was wantonly
shot in the head by a gunman of the Pakistani
Taliban. Recently, she was honored by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. She’s
sharing the 2014 peace prize with Indian … Kailash Satyarthi.

Irony abounds here. Malala’s world-widely famous at seventeen. Kailash, at sixty,
is less renowned. Kailash is an Indian Hindu. Malala is a Muslim, Pakistani.
Geographically speaking, India and Pakistan, are neighboring countries;
that notwithstanding, they are less than neighborly … politically.

These two nations, one predominantly Muslim, the other predominantly
Hindu, mirror the abstract spiritual schisms, that so haunt, humanity.
Would that more people begin to mirror these two laureates, so recently
honored. No doubt, they’d agree: Abnegate nationality. Exalt … humanity.

For the Big Three (a tongue-in-cheek characterization of the Muslims, Christians
and Jews), egocentric misinterpretation of our Scriptures,
Scriptures Abrahamic all, albeit sharing, many personages and doctrines,
are screwing up, for the spiritually … non-Big-Three-aligned … The Big Picture.

That being the case, perhaps the most hopeful harbingers of global solidarity
to arise from that day’s prize announcements are the invitations, timely,
by prize winners Malala and Kailash, to the political leaders of their countries;
to join them on the podium when they receive their Nobels … from the Committee.

Should such a scenario come to pass, then the Norwegian Nobel Committee
may be, along with its joint Indian and Pakistani
2014 peace honorees, amongst visionaries that see that peace and prosperity
awaits but a planet that abnegates nationalities … in favor of … humanity.

Irony abounds here indeed; and that an aged Hindu Indian and a young Pakistani
Muslim girl are amongst the latest Nobel laureates is, ironically,
the least of it; for Allah/God/Jehovah/Yahweh is the Creator of the Big Three,
their estranged brothers and of … a Big Picture … cosmologically.

Alas, India’s Modi aspires that his nation be an arms dealer in a big way;
and there’s no such thing as a … global citizenship day;
but in this surreal nonfiction … where there’s a will … there’s a way.
ALLAH/GOD/JEHOVAH/YAHWEH willing, where there is a will, there is a way.

To Indians and Pakistanis: On the Labels that Rend Divisively and Humanity’s … End

Prisoners for life; so are we all in our respective paradigm matrices. Only
but illusorily free are we not hemmed in by razor wire, tall walls and bars … irony.
It has been written that the truth shall set us free; but His truth is not limited to one
people … much less … any one individual … save One.

A fictional/nonfictional history of the world, AN ATLAS, POETIC has been written
(albeit, perhaps, in vain), because our Creator foreordained … that it be … written.
Predestination; so completely at odds with our illusion of free will … is consistent
with a Creator knowing the numbers of hairs on heads, from moment to moment.

Predestination; historically speaking, a radical, and to many, a heretical doctrine,
pointedly … NOT … generally accepted … doctrine.
Prisoners for life; but we’re our own jailers and we have keys to our cells, in hand.
Perhaps God inspired the Scriptures, cross-culturally … so we might understand.

It is of the utmost importance that His children aspire and struggle to overcome
the adversities … inherent to life … after The Fall … from His Kingdom.
Time and change; one, a fourth dimension, the other, a dimensionless
ebb and flow; both … purposeful dimensions … but formless.

Once upon times, a dreamy One asked, in dreamy slumbers, one (wo)man
from every land to pen a poem to … every nation.
The compendium is “AN ATLAS … POETIC”…. It languishes, in
the memory of Art Everman’s laptop … read by no one … but … Everman.

AN ATLAS, POETIC… a compendium … of heartfelt pleas,
for Mandela-Tutu-like, global truth and reconciliation, please.
In this surreal nonfiction, what needs to be read by every human (every man,
woman and child on the planet), has been read only by … Arthur … Everman.

In this surreal nonfiction, AN ATLAS … POETIC … is poetry … about history,
sociology and eschatology; irony in verse for the nations and the territories;
irony in history and prophesy in verse for nations and territories; a call to action;
to become not Indian, Pakistani, American, or Russian but rather … Bohemian.

An existential riddle: Spiritualities diverse aside, isn’t our common denominator
actually our humanity and not … surreally … any base … nationality?
In this surreal nonfiction … what is the common thread in the fabric
for His creation? Isn’t it the totality … of His creation … cosmic?

Diverse spiritualities aside, the quintessence of unfathomability
is His purpose and our purpose.
But were we to abnegate nationality and exalt humanity,
wouldn’t we accomplish … His purpose?

#Twitterfiction: Come to @chachomanopapa on Twitter and a surreal analog,
chachomanopapa.wordpress.com. Poetry on history, from tweets and a blog.
Read excerpts from AN ATLAS … POETIC of India and Pakistan and a prologue
of what ne’er shall be written by any man … humanity’s … epilogue.

CONGRATULATIONS, Malala & Kailash! (V)

Two years ago and some days go Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan was wantonly
shot in the head by a gunman of the Pakistani
Taliban. Last week she was honored by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. She’s
sharing the 2014 peace prize with Indian … Kailash Satyarthi.

Irony abounds here. Malala’s world-widely famous at seventeen. Kailash, at sixty,
is less renowned. Kailash is an Indian Hindu. Malala is a Muslim, Pakistani.
Geographically speaking, India and Pakistan, are neighboring countries;
that notwithstanding, they are less than neighborly … politically.

These two nations, one predominantly Muslim, the other predominantly
Hindu, mirror the abstract spiritual schisms, that so haunt, humanity.
Would that more people begin to mirror these two laureates, so recently
honored. No doubt, they’d agree: Abnegate nationality to exalt … humanity.

For the Big Three (a tongue-in-cheek characterization of the Muslims, Christians
and Jews), egocentric misinterpretation of our Scriptures,
Scriptures Abrahamic all, albeit sharing, many personages and doctrines,
are screwing up, for the spiritually … non-Big-Three-aligned … The Big Picture.

That being the case, perhaps the most hopeful harbingers of global solidarity
to arise from today’s prize announcements are the invitations, timely,
by prize winners Malala and Kailash, to the political leaders of their countries;
to join them on the podium when they receive their Nobels … from the Committee.

Should such a scenario come to pass, then the Norwegian Nobel Committee
may be, along with its joint Indian and Pakistani
2014 peace honorees, amongst visionaries that see that peace and prosperity
awaits but a planet that abnegates nationalities … in favor of … humanity.

Irony abounds here indeed; and that an aged Hindu Indian and a young Pakistani
Muslim girl are amongst the latest Nobel laureates is, ironically,
the least of it; for Allah/God/Jehovah/Yahweh is the Creator of the Big Three,
their estranged brothers and of … The Big Picture … cosmologically.