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Bethel Erastus, PhD

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Radical Rambles

Violence – The Noble Wand of Creation

Now, come you all, pray, tell, wherewithal life and evolution without violence? Wherewithal, creation without destruction? How are we supposed to advance unless we destroy the old? And, how do we elevate unless we view, with destructive disdain and creative contempt, that which is? In its place, we recreate, rebuild a glorious and enduring totem …

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For These, We Have Loved…

-To be wealthy: – Be generous -To succeed: – Serve. -To laugh: – Have a sense of humor – make others laugh. -To prosper: – Be honest. -To excel: – Practice -To go far: – Get up early. -To change someone: – Change yourself. *-To be great: – Be disciplined * -To be strong: – …

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Re-Inventing Myself

Re-Inventing Myself                                                             04.27.2020 On a dew-covered, warm Sunday morning, in the summer of 1981, the young Preacher gingerly mounted the pulpit and softly delivered a heartfelt sermon to his congregation. Mostly made up of civil servants, academics and, entrepreneurs, the worshipers listened, intently, as the charming preacher spoke, as it were, from the heart. His …

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Curtains

The Final Doxology And finally, the day came. I closed my eyes and ceased my singing. My chest no longer heaving, I lay still to move no more. My limbs now in stasis, rest, my voice no longer stirring the air. All around me, the howls of despair and the shrill howls of my own. …

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Momentus Soliloquies

Do you ever wonder what I really think of you? Does it matter? Will it matter? It probably isn’t important and considering what you are going through in your life, perhaps, you shouldn’t care anyway. Somehow, though you may not care and though you have more important things on your mind, I rather suspect you …

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THE FEATHERMAN’S HOOPTIE

A somber and rueful way to heaven if there ever was one. The light touch. The soft breath of solitude. The crimson robes, sashaying in teasing manipulations. The whispers of silence, punctuating the quiet moments of solitude and elective loneliness. He gestures to the soft pillow and runs his hand across the scarlet fragments. Gently. …

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THIS TOO, WILL PASS

Do not call me a liar – it suggests I may be aware of the truth – whatever it is Do not call me honest – it suggests I can discriminate and I would not presume Do not call me upright because often, I stoop to pull up my bootstraps And do not call me …

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The Ascent of Man?

The startling point is that we have not detected, by any means known to man, whether or not lower life forms have any appreciable degree of intelligence beyond what we know. The gravamen is whether they happily accept their fate of diminished awareness as we think. Evidence shows that humans appear to be the only …