“How to Attain Peace” / Memorable Fancies #1687

[“…the anguished soul that requires, in order to achieve peace, that a certain action be performed.” – Tzvetan Todorov] No one has told me what to do to achieve peace, though many have offered suggestions. I’ve tried many things: some simple, some complex; some alone, some with others; some on my knees, some standing, staring up at the unforgiving sky, fist raised. After each attempt I wait for peace to soothe over me, sticky like warm ice cream, melting all my fears. I wait. … [Read more...]

“‘I love to tell the story,…'” Memorable Fancies #1680

“Our priests and wise men are ruining the tales they tell us,” the people say, “those old stories we heard as children, so beautiful and profound. “No, now the priests and wise men insist that these are not Tales, but Fact. “That is how they ruin them.” [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“A Challenge” / Memorable Fancies #680

The temple image speaks: I am not a representation of the god, I am the god. If not me, then where is the god? Let it for once show itself!  [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“The Big Thing” / Memorable Fancies #1336

[“We live in the aftermath of the Event; everything – the Big Thing – has already happened.” – Slavoj Žižek] There is an unspoken agreement among us: we will not speak of what happened, especially since there’s no way of undoing the Event, restoring our world, bringing back to life all those ... all those we no longer speak of. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: At All Adventure, a Maltheist gospel. … [Read more...]

“The Final Heresy” / Memorable Fancies #1251

[“Rheterians – A sect of heretics. They approved of all the heresies before them and taught that they were all in the right.” - Encyclopædia Britannica, 1769]        Church members were required to pore through old books and find more ancient heresies, and more – so the faith could grow. Then, having run out of old heresies, they made up new ones. Eventually the Rheterians declared their own doctrine to be heretical, and thus the circle was closed and they could rest from their scholarly … [Read more...]

“The God Ponders” / Memorable Fancies #1115

     The god is thinking about how ungrateful the people He created are, how obsessed with their own desires instead of His. Perhaps they need a lesson. How about SMITE? Yes, a few SMITEs might solve His problem with these people.      And if it doesn’t? If they remain stiff-necked and obstinate? Well, there is always DESTROY. <END> Buy it on Amazon: At All Adventure, a Maltheist gospel. … [Read more...]

“The Blessing” / Memorable Fancies #1087

[“God will take care of you, Sister!” – Alien III] Krista Selig had many times been asked for money by people she didn’t know, most often at bus or subway stops, or on the street. She’d never known quite what to do. Once or twice, she’d handed over cash and received a “God bless you” in return. Now, Krista didn’t know how to deal with that. Perhaps she didn’t want to be endeared by God, not knowing what might later be required of her. Perhaps the thought of being blessed just creeped her … [Read more...]