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 Danny Kemp

I was at work one sunny November day in 2006, stopped at a red traffic light when a van, driven incompetently, smashed into me. I was taken to St Thomas' Hospital and kept in for a while, but it was not only the physical injuries that I suffered from; it was also mental ones. I had lost confidence in myself let alone those around me. The experts said that I had post-traumatic stress disorder, which I thought only the military or emergency personnel suffered from. On good days, I attempted to go to work, sometimes I even made it through Blackwell Tunnel only to hear, or see, something that made me jump out of my skin and that's when the anxiety attacks would start. I told my wife that I was okay and going regularly, but I wasn't. I could not cope with life and thought about ending it. Somehow or other with the help of my wife and medical professionals, I managed to survive and ever so slowly rebuild my self-esteem. It took almost four years to fully recover, but it was during those dark depressive days that I began to write. My very first story, Look Both Ways, Then Look Behind, found a literary agent but not a publisher. He told me that I had a talent, raw, but nevertheless, it was there. His advice was to write another story and that I'm delighted to say, I did. The success of that debut novel, The Desolate Garden, was down to sheer hard work, luck, and of course, meeting a film producer.
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