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Joachim Elsander @elsander@mastodon.social

A nice sunrise and all, but what's in the middle of the ? a zombie? A ghost? Or just an early runner?

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"Only near-sighted people can suppose that Christianity has seen its time. Christianity has only taken its first, I would say timid, steps in human history. To this day many of Christ’s words are incomprehensible because we are still moral and spiritual neanderthal men. The gospel arrow is aimed towards eternity, and that which we call Christian history is in many ways a series of clumsy and unsuccessful attempts to bring Christianity about."
— Fr. Alexander Men (Orthodox priest and martyr)

Att ta bostad i sig själv

“Det är nödvändigt – här
i vår vanskötta värld
av vilsna och hemlösa:
ATT TA BOSTAD I SIG SJÄLV
Gå in i mörkret
och torka sotet från lampan.
För att människorna på vägen
ska kunna skymta ljus
i dina bebodda ögon.”

Hans Børli, Fågel, hjärta och yxa.

“Protestant churches just continued down the same well-worn path of compromise — baptizing the wars of their emperor and blessing the brutality of empire — already trod by Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. This established a tragic trajectory that would ultimately lead to the 20th century catastrophe of millions upon millions of European Christians killing one another in the name of national allegiance.”

brianzahnd.com/2017/10/beyond-

"When we can no longer find the sacred we settle for being scared. We can live with the fear that something is out there in the dark — even if it’s a vampire or a werewolf. What we cannot live with is the horrifying idea that there is nothing out there. That we are alone in a cold material world with not so much as a single angel. In such a world even a devil would be welcome company."
brianzahnd.com/2013/10/hallowe

WHAT A SHAME, I ALMOST MISSED IT BUT TODAY IS APPARENTLY "CAPS LOCK DAY". WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY!

“Because nobody else's love, nobody else's marriage, is like yours,
and it's a road you can only learn by walking it,
a dance you cannot be taught,
a song that did not exist before you began, together, to sing.”
Neil Gaiman
journal.neilgaiman.com/2017/10

“With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon. In all those stories where there’s the guy with the pentagram and the holy water, it’s like yeah he’s sure he can control the demon. Didn’t work out.”
Elon Musk 2014

“Why is everyone here so happy except me?
Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere, said the Master.
Why don't I see goodness and beauty everywhere? Because you cannot see outside of you what you fail to see inside.”
Anthony de Mello

The sound of a distant airplane always fills me with deep melancholy I have no clue why, it's been that way for as long as I can remember. mastodon.social/media/qvWxWCuL

“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

“We need gun control RIGHT. NOW.” Mr. Keeter wrote. “My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn’t realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it.”
mobile.nytimes.com/2017/10/02/

Today I visited Auschwitz for the first time. It shock me to the bones. Even though I knew, to see it all was overwhelming. mastodon.social/media/OLsaCVgK

I really love the episode of Star Trek where they get lost inside an Ikea

“I sink into it completely, letting everything else fall away so all that’s left is this. A moment like a poem.”
Jessi Kirby

"Many of us occasionally deceive ourselves that the course of history can be reversed. Christendom is quite gone, and the Christian culture of the West seems irrevocably destined for slow dissolution. The arts it inspired, the moral grammar it shaped, the shared stories and convictions by which it bound peoples together seem surely to belong to a constantly receding past"
David Bentley Hart