Back to Home

God & Science Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | God and Science | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Chanting - A Tool But Not ONLY Tool

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by GwynJ on December 23, 2000 17:24:23 UTC

Perhaps in our western culture chanting/singing enjoys a place in childhood rhymes sometimes but fades away as we age as we turn from 'immaturity';or at sunday church (sometimes only then in durge-like tunes that are like 'i'll sing but i wont do it happily lest it seem i'm ignorant of god's might' or something); yet we seem to remain fascinated with cultures where singing continues to the deathbed. Perhaps the silence dates back (age old or contemporary) to the survival of the silent - if you're not heard, you won't be attacked; but then that can carry over if we don't heal from previous oppression and get in the habit of singing for singing's sake. spontaneous utterings/song are the ultimate sign of emotional victory, i believe, because it's the biggest slap in the face to our adversaries to hear us singing - ANYthing.

shouldn't we then sing whenever we can and cry only when we absolutely must? rather than crying inside a lot and singing only when we must? even the birds and animals in nature know that.

:)

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
Google
 
Web www.astronomy.net
DayNightLine
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2018 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins