29 December 2009

Utility.

I am not one to appeal to the utilitarian argument except as intellectual exercise, or to gain greater understanding of a legal and ethical situation. I find it useful, but not moral. I find it insightful, but not good. For those who have not adopted it as their intellectual and legal worldview, most are naturally inclined only to appeal to it in one of two cases: either it supports some desirable outcome of theirs as a pre-conceived and post-rationalized notion, or it is a desperate plea, and a measure of last resort. The first a crime, the second a pity.

10 December 2009

Only You.



Take my heart, I lay it down
At the feet of you who's crowned
Take my life, I'm letting go
I lift it up to You who’s throned

And I will worship You, Lord
Only You, Lord
And I will bow down before You
Only You Lord

Take my fret, take my fear
All I have, I'm leaving here
Be all my hopes, be all my dreams
Be all my delights, be my everything

And it's just you and me here now
Only you and me here now

You should see the view
When it's only You

Philosophies are like spectacles.

Try them on, one at a time. But eventually, you start to go blind.