Parable by Theramin Soup

January 14, 2009 | By | 7 Replies More

Instruction Manual for Life:

A brilliant illustration of what most of our on-blog arguments are about.

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Category: Bigotry, Communication, Meaning of Life, Religion, Videos

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    I agree with Mark. The video makes a good strong point.

  2. Brilliant! Simply and beautifully done. I'm inspired!

  3. TheThinkingMan says:

    That video captured, quite poignantly but also very simply, the point.

    It's sad, though, because those who need to view this video and understand it will not, and will continue to be enslaved by their own ignorance. We get it, we understand, but we already did.

  4. You are right, ThinkingMan. That video "preaches to the choir", to put a strange twist on a familiar cliche.

    I wonder…does there exist a video that is an equivalent distillation of a believer's journey from innocence to a deeper belief? Is there a video that would make US think twice about our DISbelief?? Does such a story exist?

  5. Good question Mike. I thought the video was pretty simplistic. Been there, done that. But to go and write your own instruction manual and laugh at people less creative is just more idealism and elitism.

  6. Dan Klarmann says:

    I don't think that Larry JC saw the same video that I saw. The protagonist built his own cabinet, but didn't try to impose it or its rules on others. When others tried to force him to follow them, then he responded with anger.

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