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John Zande Sayings: We are all hydrogen's diaspora. We are all hydrogen's diaspora.
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John Zande Sayings: If crisis is the first voice pushing all things, then habitualisation is its echo: the If crisis is the first voice pushing all things, then habitualisation is its echo: the second voice, a whisper, the itch that keeps things moving when they do not really want to, or do not really have to.
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John Zande Sayings: It takes no more intellectual effort than that exercised in choosing a pair of socks, It takes no more intellectual effort than that exercised in choosing a pair of socks, or slicing a piece of cheesecake, to understand that the Dominican friar, St. Thomas Aquinas, was emphatically, hopelessly wrong. It was not goodness that spilled out into the world, shaping that which had no shape, bonum diffusivum sui, but a spectacular weave of perversion born of a simple but ultimately irresistible compulsion to explore and experience through evolving proxies that single thing an uncreated aseitic being - God - could never alone explore or ever directly experience: death, and all the exotic abstractions associated to it.
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John Zande Sayings: Life's first relationship was not to walk hand-in-hand with joy and playfulness, but with anxiety Life's first relationship was not to walk hand-in-hand with joy and playfulness, but with anxiety and a most ancient species of paranoia. Its first affair was not with security, but uncertainty. Its first marriage was to intimidation and fear, and from that turbulence it found its defiance, long before it stumbled upon anything resembling affinity.
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John Zande Sayings: He - the Creator - did not move on the darkness, vanquishing it and by He - the Creator - did not move on the darkness, vanquishing it and by doing so annihilating His supernal hearth, His residence, rather this universe was fashioned from within and by the material that had never known a morning. Darkness is the parent, the cinderblock, the mortar, and the paint. From this shadow-material colours were shaped and this universe was stretched out, but it will forever be of its parent, dependent and loyal to the end.
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John Zande Sayings: The very concept of a loving personal creator was only ever a secondary invention, a The very concept of a loving personal creator was only ever a secondary invention, a grinning wicker man thrown together in antiquity and stood in place as a chimerical response to a world whose everyday works betray the fantasy in every possible way.
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John Zande Sayings: In matters of potential suffering, a single 200,000 years old human being stood against a In matters of potential suffering, a single 200,000 years old human being stood against a 550 million years old octopus - acutely aware of its suffering, yet unable to do much to alleviate its misery - is the structural equivalent of comparing the convoluted majesty of the International Space Station to a child's paper and stick kite, and to then stand the octopus against the far more ancient 1.5 billion years old protozoa is to weigh the complexity of the kite to a dust mote caught up in a lazy afternoon breeze.
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John Zande Sayings: That universal prayer which has been nervously whispered, spoken, chanted, shouted and even screamed towards That universal prayer which has been nervously whispered, spoken, chanted, shouted and even screamed towards the air in every known language and now misplaced dialect since time immemorial, Deliver us from evil, has never, and will never be answered. One cannot, after all, be 'delivered' from one's source.
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John Zande Sayings: Where the theologian is forced to rescue an incompetent spirit who has, for one imaginative Where the theologian is forced to rescue an incompetent spirit who has, for one imaginative reason or another, lost total control of his creation, the gospel of the malevolent hand stands unchaste, uncontaminated, and inviolable.
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John Zande Sayings: Who but the unblemished, pristine archetype of malevolence would shake and shove and rattle the Who but the unblemished, pristine archetype of malevolence would shake and shove and rattle the child's crib when all the child wants to do is sleep?
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John Zande Sayings: Love, certainly, might be a momentarily strong force capable of moving individuals in strange and Love, certainly, might be a momentarily strong force capable of moving individuals in strange and remarkable ways, but given sufficient time and the relentless weathering effects of repetition it will always and ultimately diffuse into boredom and melancholy.
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John Zande Sayings: Diseases do not discriminate, parasites know no bigotry, wild fires hold no opinion on what Diseases do not discriminate, parasites know no bigotry, wild fires hold no opinion on what or who they incinerate, and a river will just as soon swallow up a fawn as it will drag down and drown the lioness chasing it.
John Zande Sayings: Whether real or imagined, immediate or simply anticipated, fear is a vigorous source of massive Whether real or imagined, immediate or simply anticipated, fear is a vigorous source of massive confusion.
John Zande Sayings: Ultimately, true evil finds its greatest expression in nurturing good, for just as long as Ultimately, true evil finds its greatest expression in nurturing good, for just as long as men and beast alike convince themselves that the good can outweigh the evil, then growth across the fields of suffering is not only guaranteed, but it will be, until the Creator chooses otherwise, self-sustaining.
John Zande Sayings: Give any chemically rich system enough time, with enough free energy, and something unusual, but Give any chemically rich system enough time, with enough free energy, and something unusual, but ultimately predictable, will eventually occur.
John Zande Sayings: Is this not precisely how the universe should look if fantasied by a defiled overmind? Is this not precisely how the universe should look if fantasied by a defiled overmind? Is this not exactly how the universe should be presented if shaped by the careful hand of pure but unforgivingly patient malevolence? Who but the immaculate embodiment of malice would design such a contemptible thing? Indeed, is not the vulgarity of scale proof of an Omnimalevolent Creator, greater even than the finely tuned universe itself? Only a thoroughly corrupted, wicked mind could conceive of such impossible proportions and be in possession of the boorish inclination needed to then dangle such an offense to all reasonableness in front of the eyes of a curious explorer - a tiny, living, thinking organic vessel whom through tuning and coercion the Creator had ensured would one day rise to stare out longingly from the shores of their home-world prison.
John Zande Sayings: With biological and neurological complexity entirely new families of affectionate fears, devoted threats and dedicated With biological and neurological complexity entirely new families of affectionate fears, devoted threats and dedicated displeasures are birthed, and then with socioeconomic and cultural complexity comes a fresh ocean of new and unique illnesses.
John Zande Sayings: Could a benevolent designer, a craftsman who is mindful of harmony and joy, pleased by Could a benevolent designer, a craftsman who is mindful of harmony and joy, pleased by plenty and safety, tolerate such an abysmal existence for its most precious expressions of creation?
John Zande Sayings: True evil - conscious, calculating evil - does not seek to destroy life, but rather True evil - conscious, calculating evil - does not seek to destroy life, but rather encourage it. True evil - malicious in every action - cheers life on. True evil - defiled in every pursuit - is not, as Max Andrews proposes, maximally selfish, rather full of restraint and accommodating in every way to the needs of men, mice, mushrooms, and microbes. True evil - debased in every motion - promotes, defends, and even admires life in its struggle to persist and self-adorn. True evil - known only to itself - urges life to grow more complex, more bold, more adventurous and more expressive, for only then is it at its most vulnerable, and when it is at its most vulnerable it is pregnant with possibility. Nothing, after all, can be truly lost or truly broken before it is first acquired, held to the bosom, adored, and cherished.
John Zande Sayings: if sentient life recognised the futility of its existence, if it recognised that it had if sentient life recognised the futility of its existence, if it recognised that it had been born on the line and was eternally bonded to the perverted servitude of another who does not - and will never - hold council to discuss emancipation, then it is inevitable that birth rates among all self-aware creatures would plummet as reproduction itself would be viewed as an unconscionable and outrageous act of unforgivable selfishness. Being freely acting, morally autonomous, and presented with an insufferable reality, complex conscious life would find no option but to rebel, and to rebel completely by deploying the only weapon it had against the architect of its unforgiving world: a massive denial of service; self-administered, intentional extinction. Revolutionary suicide.
John Zande Sayings: Is it conceivable, the Impartial Observer asks, that a caring Creator - the Good Father Is it conceivable, the Impartial Observer asks, that a caring Creator - the Good Father - who is fond of laughter, delighted by happiness and has the best interests of life forever in the fore, arrange his great masterpiece in such a way that obscene levels of meaningless suffering are not just allowed for, but underpin everything?
John Zande Sayings: When deeply ashamed minds scream to the air, "But we can change! This time we When deeply ashamed minds scream to the air, "But we can change! This time we can change!" the Omnimalevolent Creator calmly replies, "Good.
John Zande Sayings: Unable to die, powerless to be no more, incapable of even experiencing the thrill of Unable to die, powerless to be no more, incapable of even experiencing the thrill of the fear of approaching annihilation, is it not inevitable that an uncreated aseitic being - God - would come, eventually, to focus His impossible powers to contrive artificial environments (entire worlds) inside which profoundly ignorant avatars could be cultivated and grown to probe and explore this extraordinary curiosity; evolving surrogates through whom He, the Creator, could taste the fear He alone could never savour, feel the suffering He alone could never know, and meet every pedigree of oblivion denied to Him by dying vicariously.
John Zande Sayings: The common baron caterpillar did not, for example, anticipate the benefits of camouflage. Elephants no The common baron caterpillar did not, for example, anticipate the benefits of camouflage. Elephants no sooner considered in advance the potential rewards of growing large ears than the artic rabbit contemplated the profit of shrinking theirs. Encystment was not a survival strategy devised by protozoa, bacteria, and many species of nematodes because they foretasted some future hardship and made preparations when times were good and danger was rare. Ancestral wildebeest did not carefully plot out their species' enormous migratory patterns because of an innate love of travel and a fondness of new vistas.
John Zande Sayings: The human mind is grown inside a 0.0013 cubic meters crystalline calcium phosphate box on The human mind is grown inside a 0.0013 cubic meters crystalline calcium phosphate box on the 149 million km2 rocky surface of a 510 million km2 planet that is falling in a straight line over curved space at 108,000 kilometres per hour inside the gravity well of a 6 trillion km2 star on a 250 million year sojourn around the centre of a galaxy containing some 400 billion stars and trillions of planets and moons. The immediate solar system appears to end at the Kuiper Belt, its outer edge a mind-stunning 7 billion kilometres away, yet the outermost reach of the Heliosphere is still another 5 billion kilometres further out. The furthest object, however, within the Sun's gravity well, Sedna, marks the solar system's diameter to in fact be a sense-jarring 287 billion kilometres in length.
John Zande Sayings: It is a certified kind of blindness - official, and in many diabolical ways, inescapable. It is a certified kind of blindness - official, and in many diabolical ways, inescapable.
John Zande Sayings: There is no "good," just passages and pathways to greater depths of pain brought to There is no "good," just passages and pathways to greater depths of pain brought to bear as markets diversify and specialise. In thinking he is winning - be it through miraculous medical advancements, enlightened self-interest which fosters a degree of social stability, or a planet wide agricultural revolution - man is in fact throwing himself into heightened states of artfully dressed turmoil: mayhem which could only thrill a Creator disposed to being thrilled at such sweet turbulences.
John Zande Sayings: The daringly explicit absurdity of the evolutionary process - its unstoppable, messy, painful, indifferent knocking The daringly explicit absurdity of the evolutionary process - its unstoppable, messy, painful, indifferent knocking on random doors - is, arguably, precisely how a malevolent architect devoted to maintaining His anonymity would go about His business, painting Creation with impenetrable naturalism.
John Zande Sayings: Indeed, could any sincere, honest observer foresee a time in this world when an organism's Indeed, could any sincere, honest observer foresee a time in this world when an organism's success might in fact be dependent on its politeness in asking permission to consume another organism?
John Zande Sayings: Believing, erroneously, the greater environment to be stable a given population quickly forgets the horrors Believing, erroneously, the greater environment to be stable a given population quickly forgets the horrors of a few generations before - the competition, the droughts, volcanoes, economic depression, war, pestilence, dictatorship, genocide - and get comfortable where they are, courting complacency and by doing so unwittingly eroding the very success they are, for the present, enjoying.
John Zande Sayings: Being omnipotent and perfectly evil it is intuitively appealing - irresistible, even - to the Being omnipotent and perfectly evil it is intuitively appealing - irresistible, even - to the pedestrian observer to then suspect that The Owner of All Infernal Names occasionally shoves the earth's great rocky plates, unwraps a tsunami, whispers a tornado into existence, or angers a volcanic vent. Perhaps it is out of boredom and a need for entertainment, or a thirst that demands to be satisfied, calamities deliver evil in devastatingly muscular ways, and every terrestrial incentive exists to assume the Creator delivers disaster to satisfy His own perverted needs.
John Zande Sayings: Suffering, therefore, is not merely the abrupt delivery of violence and death. Its greatest and Suffering, therefore, is not merely the abrupt delivery of violence and death. Its greatest and most valuable expression is in dashed hopes, ruined dreams, perennial pain, torment, confusion, misunderstanding, prolonged anxiety, recovery, repair, exhaustion, and, eventually, full bodily capitulation in a drama where warm survivors, not cold victims, are more valuable to the Omnimalevolent Creator.
John Zande Sayings: Without need for excuse or elaborate theodicies, malevolence explains the world that is, and by Without need for excuse or elaborate theodicies, malevolence explains the world that is, and by the strength and rigidity of this explanation an imprint - an outline - of the Creator who cherishes His anonymity is revealed.
John Zande Sayings: To an omniscient being, nothing in all of Creation can be original, fashionable, or even To an omniscient being, nothing in all of Creation can be original, fashionable, or even distinct, as every event, thought, action, adventure and discovery is occurring simultaneously in one stretched-out moment. To be omniscient means to have never felt even the slightest twang of curiosity, for there can be no unexpected twists if every outcome to every drama and experiment is already known. Without the capacity for curiosity it is, therefore, impossible for the omniscient being to be interested in anything, let alone be attentive to His own pleasure, as pleasure is inaccessible if all of Creation is, from His great perspective, perfectly flat and of a uniform temperature.
John Zande Sayings: Misery cannot be counterfeited. Misery cannot be counterfeited.
John Zande Sayings: To change formlessness to form requires massive discrimination. To change formlessness to form requires massive discrimination.
John Zande Sayings: An innovation without explanation is unacceptable. Smartphones and cluster bombs do not belong in the An innovation without explanation is unacceptable. Smartphones and cluster bombs do not belong in the 16th Century.
John Zande Sayings: Walter Cassels, "Ignorance and superstition created miracles; knowledge has for ever annihilated them. Walter Cassels, "Ignorance and superstition created miracles; knowledge has for ever annihilated them.
John Zande Sayings: The greatest of all humiliations is that disgrace delivered without a word being spoken, or The greatest of all humiliations is that disgrace delivered without a word being spoken, or a hand ever raised.
John Zande Sayings: For the perversely minded, simply killing the trinkets of your greatest amusement and nutritional satisfaction For the perversely minded, simply killing the trinkets of your greatest amusement and nutritional satisfaction produces at best only temporary elation, a dazzling sensation that is over in a flash, but to permit your prey to fear calamity and to live through catastrophes large and small, to hope and to weep and to lament, to feel anguish over things lost, to regret things found, and to suffer with physical discomfort, emotional injuries and psychological lesions is the wellhead of enduring pleasure.
John Zande Sayings: Regardless of how bitter or uncomfortable or ill-fitting an answer may be, irrespective of its Regardless of how bitter or uncomfortable or ill-fitting an answer may be, irrespective of its hazard or grotesqueness, the Impartial Observer's only duty is to open the shutter and let the photons pour in: uncensored.
John Zande Sayings: The universe, she sees, exists as it does to not simply humble, but abuse, denigrate, The universe, she sees, exists as it does to not simply humble, but abuse, denigrate, and humiliate the minds it was so expertly commissioned to birth. This is malevolence on an unfathomable scale, expressed through immeasurable waste stretched out between distances and times that cannot be understood. It is cruel, but not hateful, depraved, but not vengeful. This is considered pain, carefully presented in careless proportions to blister and disgrace anyone - or anything - that might momentarily dare to ever privately contemplate it is in control.
John Zande Sayings: In the case of a single nineteen year old infantry soldier mangled in the devastating In the case of a single nineteen year old infantry soldier mangled in the devastating blast of a carefully laid roadside bomb, some fifty or even sixty years of exigent torment - some 500,000 hours of constant, inescapable misery - has been created out of virtually nothing, far exceeding the total output of brutal (albeit dazzling) terror felt by another less fortunate soldier in the seconds before his body is irreparably torn apart by shrapnel and his life is extinguished on a poorly defined battlefield, his account closed forever.
John Zande Sayings: To possess and exercise omniscience is to never have sensed temperature, experienced a single emotion, To possess and exercise omniscience is to never have sensed temperature, experienced a single emotion, or practiced a single vice. It is to have never been amazed, concerned, analytical, or sympathetic. By exercising omniscience, an Omni-maximum being could not move, be moved, or inspired. Such a being could not interfere, empathise, interject, alter, adjust, or give advice. Ever. Such a being could not devise a plan, hear music, imagine a story, or recognise art or deviancy in any guise, for it could never differentiate creativity from cold reality. Such a being could not know doubt, desire, success, or failure. It could not, therefore, know itself, and if it is incapable of that, then it is incapable of experiencing pleasure.
John Zande Sayings: True evil seek to destroy life but rather encourage it, urging it to grow more True evil seek to destroy life but rather encourage it, urging it to grow more complex, more confident, more adventurous.
John Zande Sayings: Does not knowing an alternative make this dangerously thin, exquisitely brutal, compulsorily homicidal fishbowl right, Does not knowing an alternative make this dangerously thin, exquisitely brutal, compulsorily homicidal fishbowl right, or good?
John Zande Sayings: No man could ever faithfully comprehend how magnificent it is to be blind. No man could ever faithfully comprehend how magnificent it is to be blind.
John Zande Sayings: No one but The Owner of All Infernal Names can faithfully claim to know if No one but The Owner of All Infernal Names can faithfully claim to know if He is pleased more by the total aggregate of suffering distributed across all of His creation, or whether He is more circumspect and discerning in His pleasure taking, savouring discreet yet increasingly potent, increasingly more complex parcels of sophisticated and intimate misery. Whether it is a matter of quantity over quality, the enormity of the marketplace or the specialisation of product groups and services within that marketplace, or a depraved combination of both, no human mind can determine, or perhaps ever comprehend.
John Zande Sayings: The unguarded, naked truth is however this: This world was never good. The unguarded, naked truth is however this: This world was never good.
John Zande Sayings: Charles Baudelaire would have the curious believe that the finest trick the Devil ever performed Charles Baudelaire would have the curious believe that the finest trick the Devil ever performed was in persuading the world that he did not exist. Baudelaire was mistaken. There was no persuasion.
John Zande Sayings: Beyond his recyclable chemicals, what possible utility could The Owner of All Infernal Names find Beyond his recyclable chemicals, what possible utility could The Owner of All Infernal Names find in a soldier whose body (or what remains of it) lays inert at room temperature?
John Zande Sayings: Birthed in a riotous sea of heat and violence, this world was never good, never Birthed in a riotous sea of heat and violence, this world was never good, never peaceful, never without suffering, pain and anxiety. There was never an armistice between all living and not-so living things, nor can evidence be found to suggest there ever was - or still is - a loosely balanced war tumbling across Creation with the advantage swinging between the forces of light and happiness, and those of darkness and misery. Fire has always burned flesh, water has always drowned babies, and Creation has only ever exhibited but one impulse, one motive, one direction: towards increasing complexity, where complexity - across all systems, animate and inanimate - corresponds precisely to the degree and depth of potential suffering available to those contingent things whose participation in Creation was never solicited.
John Zande Sayings: What is the universe but a treacherous perversion of scale? What is the universe but a treacherous perversion of scale?
John Zande Sayings: John Stuart Mill, "nearly all the things which men are hanged or imprisoned for doing John Stuart Mill, "nearly all the things which men are hanged or imprisoned for doing to one another, are nature's every day performances."104
John Zande Sayings: Before there was light there was only darkness. Before there was light there was only Before there was light there was only darkness. Before there was light there was only what the Greek poet Hesiod called the "yawning nothingness," and from within this perfect eclipse the uncaused First Cause moved, constructively interfering with a portion of that eternal void which existed before space and time were named with a temperature. This unending, infinite bleakness - a blackness that the authors of the Vedas collectively identified as a type of swirling chaos, a darkness concealed in darkness - is the Creator's ancestral home. It is where He resides, within what human minds can only comprehend as the deepest of detestable disorders. That, to Him, is home.
John Zande Sayings: Naturally, it is inevitable that conscious, curious, self-orientated minds will eventually double back on their Naturally, it is inevitable that conscious, curious, self-orientated minds will eventually double back on their awareness and confront the existential questions of where, what, who, and why am I? and the urge of any self-respecting mind is to assign some positive meaning to its being, but has a rational justification ever been established for this proclamation?
John Zande Sayings: Is not this home, this biosphere where cunning and violence is rewarded, resources are frighteningly Is not this home, this biosphere where cunning and violence is rewarded, resources are frighteningly scarce and security never guaranteed, a nightmarish cage where every inmate is contracted by birth to prey upon the other in order to steal the proteins and fats and sugars and minerals they need just to stay alive one more day in what amounts to a daily apocalypse of obliged bloodletting?
John Zande Sayings: From heat and protons, to hearts, central nervous systems, minds and cluster bombs, this is From heat and protons, to hearts, central nervous systems, minds and cluster bombs, this is Creation's single compulsion, its one and only passion; a relentless, arguably reckless passage from a state of ancestral simplicity to contemporary complexity, where complexity - and the specialisation it affords - parents a wretched and forever diversifying family of more devoted fears and faithful anxieties, more pervasive ailments and skilful parasites, more virulent toxins, more capable diseases, and more affectionate expressions of pain, ruin, psychosis and loss. In the simplest possible statement: Creation is a vast entanglement apparatus - a complexity machine - whose single-minded mindless state of employment is geared entirely towards a greater potency and efficiency in the delivery and experience of misery and confusion, not harmony and peaceful accord.
John Zande Sayings: Without an alternative world against which he can measure, compare and contrast his own, without Without an alternative world against which he can measure, compare and contrast his own, without an example of what natural perfection would actually look like, sound like, smell and taste like, the thinking man - the inquisitive risen ape - is rendered fundamentally incapable of ever faithfully auditing the cell he calls his garden, and with that disability entrenched, his blindness is near complete. The world is as it is. Things are the way they are. You make do with what you have, lust for the things you do not, cut off your arm - if you must - to save your life , and strive for some future you desire, or at the very least believe possible, because in the final analysis, "I don't want to be here," means very, very little if there is nowhere else to be.
John Zande Sayings: This world inside which sentience has awoken, uninvited, is the stuff of all nightmares, a This world inside which sentience has awoken, uninvited, is the stuff of all nightmares, a living daymare, a defiled experiment draped in ethical ugliness, and is it therefore any surprise that a child's first reaction upon discovering themselves alive inside it is to scream in absolute horror?
John Zande Sayings: Only the most reckless, self-indulgent of men would deny Aquinas's conclusion, God. Albeit a concealed Only the most reckless, self-indulgent of men would deny Aquinas's conclusion, God. Albeit a concealed one, the presence of an overmind is self-evident and necessary, yet in the same breath, only the most negligent and asinine would terminate the enquiry at such a premature rung, believing as the theologian William Paley believed that the earthly design is inherently beneficial.
John Zande Sayings: There is no lie. The world is presented as it is. Nothing is concealed, except There is no lie. The world is presented as it is. Nothing is concealed, except for perhaps the identity of the Creator, which is not so much a lie as it is a reasonable omission. No view is, however, disguised. No composition of the natural landscape is purposefully twisted or deformed so as to deliberately deceive, and no function of the natural world is dressed in sweet deception. No scream is muffled, no laceration sanitised, and the pain of hunger and thirst are naked for all to see and be sickened by. Diseases of every ghastly flavour are on loathsome display, the blights of parasitism are laid bare, and the crippling agonies of old age are public property. The terror of predation is revealed in every anguished look, the fear of infanticide written on every mother's face, and the misery of earthquakes, landslides, cyclones, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, droughts, heat waves, and wild fires conferred uncensored upon stunned and appropriately intimidated audiences.
John Zande Sayings: Despite ancient suspicions, nature is on inspection neither kind nor unkind. It is neither caring Despite ancient suspicions, nature is on inspection neither kind nor unkind. It is neither caring nor uncaring. It is not, under even the closest audit, either interested or disinterested. It is merciless, cruel, and stunningly violent, but it is also mindless and without vengeance or hate or malice. It is, from every perspective, a contrivance of dead matter simply being moved - chemically or mechanically - by the unthinking, enormously discourteous laws of the universe.
John Zande Sayings: With affluence come the debased gifts born of abuse, misuse, and overuse. With affluence come the debased gifts born of abuse, misuse, and overuse.
John Zande Sayings: A ship must be floated and launched before it can be drowned and sunk. A ship must be floated and launched before it can be drowned and sunk.
John Zande Sayings: In a sentence: Nature beatified the neurotic. A tendency to make quick albeit mostly false In a sentence: Nature beatified the neurotic. A tendency to make quick albeit mostly false associations was deemed more evolutionarily beneficial than more reliable but equally more time-consuming rational cynicism.
John Zande Sayings: It is a triumph of the Omnimalevolent Creator's design. As technique is improved, joy declines. It is a triumph of the Omnimalevolent Creator's design. As technique is improved, joy declines. Inevitably, talent degenerates too.
John Zande Sayings: Ubiquity is the master pacifier, a potent anaesthetic and persuasive desensitiser, and through the universality Ubiquity is the master pacifier, a potent anaesthetic and persuasive desensitiser, and through the universality of His works - where both predator and prey, wicked and good suffer enormously without favouritism or bias in a universe whose laws know no sympathy - the wicked architect has ensured the curious and the distrusting will seek out any alternative explanation for that which they do not wish to recognise , or better still, not see the depravity at all.
John Zande Sayings: Life in turn organises itself along deep, observable tendrils that do not speak of discrete, Life in turn organises itself along deep, observable tendrils that do not speak of discrete, careful, artistic intervention, rather scream of haphazard chance and the emergency of survival.
John Zande Sayings: Creation, by its very nature, is an exercise in savage prejudices and uncommon bigotries. Creation, by its very nature, is an exercise in savage prejudices and uncommon bigotries.
John Zande Sayings: No Creator could, after all, ever be found in a universe where the Creator does No Creator could, after all, ever be found in a universe where the Creator does not even know He is the Creator. Such would be the perfect deception, the ultimate camouflage, ensuring there is nothing - ever - to accuse of injustice, and if there is nothing to accuse then there is nothing to rebel against.
John Zande Sayings: God, by definition, is maximally competent. God, by definition, is maximally efficient. There are no God, by definition, is maximally competent. God, by definition, is maximally efficient. There are no mistakes. There can be no mistakes, no missteps, no lapses or miscalculations. What exists, exists because it was arranged for by the Catalogue of Catalogues that is the mind of God. Evil exists because it is meant to exist, and to even suggest it is the result of some personal ineptitude or imbecilic blunder in the design is athletically - historically - preposterous.
John Zande Sayings: Harmony leads inexorably to discontent, discontent leads to restlessness, and restlessness pollutes and ultimately undermines Harmony leads inexorably to discontent, discontent leads to restlessness, and restlessness pollutes and ultimately undermines harmony - driving the once-satisfied organism from the momentary security and pleasure it had enjoyed, yet cannot help but grow savagely tired of.