Saturday, May 14, 2011

form over function

reading a blog that a hog farmer from northern vt writes.  he starts each post with a picture and the writes something about it.  he and his family live VERY simply.  it's something i very much admire.  they are very much in function.  they are so concerned with funtion they seem to have zero concern for form.  their farm, at first glance, looks to be a series of shacks that have been abandoned for years.  but reading his blog, you see that everything has a purpose.  nothing is wasted.  he lives in norther vt and uses 3/4 cord of wood a YEAR to heat his home. 

while i don't fully rule out function, i think i could benefit for thinking about form a bit less...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

An Imperfect God (yes, I meant to capitalize that)

i've been mulling over the idea that God is not perfect. it's been brewing in the back of my mind for a while but i've never really delved into it either mentally (sorting it out in my head) or physically (researching the idea) until today. google really is an amazing tool. apparently i'm WAY behind the times because there's quite a bit out there about an imperfect God. Wow! i'm not totally insane. well, that's not exactly a logical argument, but minimally, if i am insane, there are a lot of other people out there with same type of insanity.
it explains a lot. good and evil, satan, etc. really. why does God have to be perfect? why can't God just be a higher level of being that created us? where did we get the idea of perfection. is it no more than the child who thinks his parents are perfect? is it "star-struck" syndrome?