beautiful words by a fellow thinker

April 14th, 2009

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

“Life is tragically simply because the earth turns and the sun inexorably rises and sets, and one day, for each of us, the sun will go down for the last, last time. Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.”

-James Baldwin

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  • 1. Ali  |  April 14th, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Hey Sandifer, post more stuff, but keep the qualty high. :)

  • 2. Eddie  |  April 14th, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    So Basically Life is Simple but we (Humans) made it difficult (because of the seven deadly sins: jealousy, greed, pride, slothfulness, anger, gluttony, lust).

    Sidebar: I don’t think anger is a sin unless it affects your reaction.

    Example: I would be angry if someone stole something from me. Is that a sin?

    Now if I shot the person that stole it from me then here’s where I believe I’ve sinned. From my reaction out of anger.

  • 3. Eddie  |  April 14th, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    I agree with Ali…the quality of each post is great but you’re lacking in quantity.

    Honestly it’s annoying to check the blog (constantly) and not see anything new.

    Hire a ghost blogger to gain fluidity to the site. Let them be required to post at least three posts a day and you also could post like two a day.

    Five good quality post a day would do your site wonders imo.

  • 4. fatos  |  April 14th, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    why particularly mosques?? ..of all of gods houses?? as if Muslims in particular, of all believers, “imprison” themselves in “house of god”… but not christians, not jews or other believers.

    that little detail, I don’t like! it says a lot somehow.

    it’s not the quantity it’s the quality.
    you don’t come up with great ideas and interesting stuff 3-5 times a day! get real.

  • 5. fatos  |  April 14th, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    the man can’t go against himself!! :-)

  • 6. Mo  |  April 14th, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    He did say steeples, which is usually used on Christian churches. But where the “synagogue” at??

    In all seriousness, love the quote, thanks again brother.

  • 7. Eddie  |  April 14th, 2009 at 8:57 PM

    Why limit the guys ability? Or anyone’s ability fatos?

    Let’s think outside the box.

  • 8. Mo  |  April 15th, 2009 at 6:24 AM

    I’m sure sakiya is not limiting his own ability, and you can’t force it. whatever he posts on here is the amount he should post

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