Prison suits my aspirations. The beauty and freedom of my self-enforced isolation is nothing of the gruel and intimidation of life in the real lock-ups. A degree of separation and incarceration can produce outworking hard to find in civvy street. Again, depends on what you're after but if isolation doesn't crush, it can build inner resource. For a person after God and into living in the word and pray-a-lot, nothing else would work and enable growing-up and unto.
The tech-attack has penetrated prison cells. No longer without TVs and phones, the tide is turning and move to ensure they're all 'clinging to worthless idols' (Bible-talk). Easy for me to spout and not dealing with the monotony of 20+ hours locked in one room but am on and all about the call that requires certain demands and disciplines.
Note the note, and '...weapon will see us all locked down for truth-telling' is the reason to do what is a splutter and stumble toward. Intercession is the space and place on yonder to get and stand in. Off to the woods and hills on the overnight and the tent is the move and going for breakthrough.
The youth and up to early 20s are the ones who engage and inspire. At 14 or so, it's all rejection but can't ignore (me). Call the name "Jesus" and bounce about in packs displaying rudeness and intimidation, yet don't hide the attraction, appreciation and outbursts of respect. With a punching-out and dancing presence they apologise come celebrate, the attempts at outrage in their language and manner.
Conflating openness about their violence and drink/drug desires juxtapose questions and search bubbling underneath. Traumatised and tech'd into a damage and giddy enthusiasm, they stir compassion and concern. Where am looking to see a change and up to the early 20s, who themselves are the light and polite ones; that is, and not "snowflakes" (their term), or/and refering to too doped-out-a-thang and/or lost on play-station and the unhealthy/nihilism.
Truth-telling (whatever the validity or reasonable speculation?) is the crime we're all going to tolerate or resist and contribute to lock-up or push back. Agree that we need to have diversity and the hypothesis over virus' existence? Best can come up with and debate is with these almost 300 comments. As for links and No-Vs 1?
YES, we need to be open and supportive across the 'camps' but 'let us not talk falsely now' as the song All Along The Watchtower chimes. Reckon on concession and grace is to those maintaining a tactical withdrawal from the question. It's just-about acceptable position but there can be no 'appeal to authority' and we're not intelligent/'expert' enough to conclude.
Simplest of stuff and our 70% mass. It appears there's more mystery and magic in it than I ever thought. A genuine re-education. Drink more and better quality is a physical, (inc. the mind and thinking) transformer. Dehydrated for decades and not on water-alone (or better quality) see in retrospect the lack of care and cause of self-harm and significant psychological consequences.
Going to cop-off early and be back with Water Pt 4. There's a whole lot of research that is God-pointing and miraculous to consider. Since, Truthscoop' ongoing theme is about 'body and soul' will type a quote from a Charismatic Evangelical Christian and Open Theist, (...like me, with a little wider than his 'evangelical' perspective, or at least p'haps and so(?). The author will remain anon., just 'cause, and that's that):
[Conversely] all human wholeness is in one way or another connected to a commitment to living truth. The healthy person "believes in what is true rather than what they would like to be true". They allow the truth of how things are to form them rather than visa versa.
Of course, conversations about the 'noble lie' and questions of and about truth, is...(?) provide challenges to the assumptions the quote presupposes.
That said, am driven God-ward, reality seeking and grace-filled care for humanity and creation.