CREDO UT INTELLIGAM. By Les Bush

 

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“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”.

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About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp, ex-London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver never planned to be a writer, but after his first novel —The Desolate Garden — was under a paid option to become a $30 million film for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company what else could he do? Nowadays he is a prolific storyteller, and although it’s true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the intrigue involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he compiles both for adults and children. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication, been described as —the new Graham Green — by a managerial employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of signing events, and he has appeared on ‘live' television.
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