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Consequences of Eating the Fruit [Jan. 8th, 2008|01:02 am]
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things

1 Corinthians 13:11

From: baronessvoncoma
2008-02-13 04:29 am (UTC)

"childish things"

what are childish things and how, indeed, did we put them away?
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[User Picture]From: lost_aesthete
2008-02-13 10:18 pm (UTC)

Re: "childish things"

Obviously such a statement is subjective, yet in a socio-cultural grouping where differentiation is the exception rather than the rule I feel it has a universality to it. Whilst one could easily list archetypal children's activities so many of these today we carry into adulthood. At some point we must like Plato look to the forms of things rather than the things themselves, we must take our eyes of off the dancing of shadows and head out of the cave. That is how we put them aside, we refuse to allow their existence by denying them the reality they are granted by our attentions.
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From: baronessvoncoma
2008-02-13 11:41 pm (UTC)

Re: "childish things"

Ah much better! I understand that the statement is subjective and therefore, by its very nature, when spoken or written, it is open to many variations of interpretation. My interest was in your interpretation, that's why I poked you to reveal it (a bit like salting eggplant to draw out the nightshade).

My understanding, for what it's worth, is that we allow our child-like mind to lengthen and grow, like long shadows stretching before us. We appear to be greater, more upright, more knowledgeable and more capable of controlling those things around us. However, it is always comforting (at least for me) to believe, that I am not entirely made of my shadows. I am still, at all times, the original child that casts them.

Thanks for your response Yani. And by the way - just in case you didn't know which twat sent you this post in the first place - it's the same person who used up the oxygen in your "living room" on Sunday eve.

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