比你自己更大的

我们所处的这世界是越来越 “Paradoxical“ (似是而非,或似非而是的悖论)。 我们每个人也都越来越处在这个并不是自己制造的悖论之中。 一方面,人按照被造的设计,其意义在于侍奉一位比他更大的 (Man is created to serve the One who is greater than him)。而另一方面,今天这个时代的挑战,则是每个人越来越被放在可以为自己做选择的位置,似乎有自主权 (Autonomous)。

但正是在这个越来越多的自由中,人情愿做不为自己的选择才越有价值。 (more…)

Idolatrous Atheism 偶像化的无神论

多次看到有人转发一篇 “北大最短毕业致辞”。这是一篇被人推崇至极的演讲,但我读后却有些另外的感觉。

我知道许多人可能会被我的想法冒犯。但我还是把我心里真实的感觉写下来了。

不知为何,这些想法出来的时候都是英文的,可能是我直觉里感到中文很难表达得清楚的缘故吧, 我只能忠实源头,并盼望另找时间翻译成中文。

Proud self-centered humanism boosted by cleverness and eloquence. There is something great about the speech. But there’s also something profoundly sad about it.

535 words, more than 28 times “self” appeared, given to the idea of “self-respect”.

That, in itself, is not necessarily bad, because after all, “self-respect” is an important aspect of human values. 

What is sad is that “self-respect” is merely and nakedly supported by “self” itself and nothing else, to an extent to take pride in proclaiming life as a mere physical and biological process obeying the second law in thermodynamics.

“在你所含全部原子再度按热力学第二定律回归自然之前…” (Translation: “Before all atoms contained in you return to the nature according to the Second Law of Thermodynamics…”)

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