“I believe” is an equal opportunity phrase, there is no rank or privilege on this mortal coil turning and travelling through time and space.
It is a right born of existence. Beyond your control.
Do not your proclaim your belief as a right to command or impose. Speak not of Royal Decree, personal illumination from beyond; the threat of force is the threat of force.
Threats are threats, lies are lies, even dressed in smiles and misinformation.
Quote as you might your books, your texts diligently learned; they are not marks of merit, however assiduously earned.
Start an argument if you wish; assert your beliefs with conviction. State your case, stick to the issue. I advise you, beware!
Tell me no lies, no matter how small; no cynical self-serving abuse of the language I so value; twist and turn it at your own peril.
It will not be insulted; it carries in its syntax the blood and sweat of too many writers and poets. In the end you, your falsehoods and poisoned rhetoric will be exposed.
We argue, debate or disagree; this is the nature of those who are free.
The issues will be neither old nor new, whatever your current view.
It is an eternal quest for understanding how that structure there is chaos, and how structure can be born out of chaos. How can be being and non-being co-exist?
So my enemy, my friend, my fellow human being; let’s call a brief respite, a truce.
Meet in this place, to converse and consider a hypothesis, it goes like this:
“We fight and squabble, reach out and connect; are caught in History’s flow.” Choose your beverage, take a seat; let’s see where the conversation goes.
Les Bush 30 March 2014
The title, “crdeo ut intelligam” is the Latin translation of “I believe in order to understand”.