This week I've been pondering my many inconsistencies and minor hypocrises. One in particular is my feeling that I am by nature a much more shy and assurance-seeking person than my LiveJournal might otherwise suggest. I've also been reading a lot of early 20th C. literature which appropriates the language of science in pursuit of metaphor for the spiritual life. By coincidence, the radio program "This American Life" played the episode today about using science theorems as metaphor for everyday life dilemmae.
Before I begin this poll/post properly, let me hasten to declaim to the world that in a world of flawed souls, I certainly have feet as clay as anyone's. I hope my journal always shows that, and if it does not, I hope to write it more clearly to do so in the future.
But this Sunday afternoon, I want to share with my LJ friends in a little poll exercise I have drafted.
Today's poll uses images of science and images of myth and faith to try to arrive at an inquiry as to individual truths on many minor points.
If you could choose a flawed past life, which one would you choose?
What scientific theorem would you most like to see proven in your lifetime?
To what extent do you believe things based on faith or superstition which science can't prove?
You are granted the power to wipe away one denial of science, harmlessly, as if by magic. Which one do you choose?
What false notion would you love to believe?
If you had an aura, would yours be:
You may choose one person from history who has agreed to accept you as a willing apprentice. Who do you choose?
Which would be the greatest tragedy?
What is the one simple thing you've neglected to do this year?
Is your journal character:
What hypocrisy would you be ashamed for your LJ friends to know about you?
The world should know about me:
The mythical land from a novel in which I'd feel most at home is:
My advice to someone trying to work through the dilemma of how to live a good life is: