Petting cats not people

God Seeker Guy has been accused many times of being negative, anti-religious and just plain miserable. He has been particularly beaten up for his views on the value of social media. A recent piece from CNBC helps clarify exactly what he is trying to say.

Social media can often be an echo chamber, where views you hear and articles you read are just there to reaffirm your own beliefs. That was the view of a panel on Thursday which included Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and Paul Holder, the co-founder of political crowdfunding site Crowd Pac” reports Arjun Kharpel – Technology Correspondent for CNBC

“Social media can often be an echo chamber, where views you hear and articles you read are just there to reaffirm your own beliefs”

The readers of this blog have always been challenged, they’re encouraged to hit the ‘dislike button’ in their heads, and most of all, they are encouraged to get out of the “echo chamber” that causes us to spend too much time stroking others in the same way we pet the cat to make it feel loved.

The CNBC article adds “… I don’t want to be a reptilian sort of thing clicking on tidbits of food that I want. I want to be a human being and be given thoughtful, reflective ideas.”

This is not to say we should indulge in vulgar, boorish or crude attacks but rather express candid and well thought out opinions which simply may not be pleasing to others.

GSG is searching for some kind of religious truth and while he may have some explaining to do when his performance review with the gods is due, his struggle is genuine. He writes to clarify his thoughts while seeking out a god or gods, he does not seek corroboration for his views, he just seeks the light that others have found.

GSG ( God Seeker Guy)

 

Rocks in his head?

God seeker guy has a number of rocks on his desk. Some are from rivers, some from mountains and some were found on long walks on beaches around the world.  He doesn’t buy much in the way of souvenirs, he prefers to have a piece of the earth. When friends travel he requests a rock or stone. His friends thinks he’s a bit of a nut job, but they humor him.

” Perhaps the Almighty has provided us with a tool— a corporeal contrivance…”

Why rocks? It’s simple really, they remind GSG that he’s human and therefore has limited time available on this planet. The rocks were here long before him and will be here long after him, they’re a tangible reminder to use up his remaining heartbeats in a useful way.

The rocks are a way of touching time, of caressing the past and the future. A past of which GSG was not a part and a future he will not share.

Can the Gods speak to us through rocks? Probably not, if we declared they could we would either be locked up or they would make saints of us. Perhaps the Almighty has provided us with a tool— a corporeal contrivance — designed to help us ponder on how we’re spending the gift of life the Gods are alleged to have bestowed upon us.

Mountains give birth to boulders, boulders become rocks and rocks become sand with which we make silicone and in our wisdom we use that to fashion computer chips. The soul of the rock is still with us as we do the useless time consuming things we do with computers, because we have forgotten to how to touch time.

GSG ( God Seeker Guy)