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Possibilities and the post-apocalyptic man

Naaman's servants went to him and said, "My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, 'Wash and be cleansed'!"

—2 Kings 5:13

Naaman knew he needed help, desperately, but he wanted it to come in a God-sized package. Told to do a small thing rather than a large one, he doubted to the point of anger. Sometimes God only wants us to take the small, necessary steps. He's ready to cover the big territory Himself, and often without the kind of flash we've envisioned. We think too small, not too big— we forget His pervasive presence in the water and the word.

Back at my beloved Victrola, this time with expressedinword and taci in tow. Feels good. I missed this.

Page 13 of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion (a Christmas gift) reveals that the Banzai Institute is located on the station's promenade. Pleased, though not entirely surprised.

Seems cliché to be disturbed by the headlines, but I still am. A UFO cult may have produced a human clone. We're on the brink of multi-front international conflict. Where does it end? That's answered, but the details between are more unknown. Sometimes I wonder how there can be a place in this world for a post-apocalyptic man, and sometimes I can see the possibilities all too well.

These are dangerous times
That we're living in,
And there are dangerous signs
That we're giving in to fear.

–Mike + The Mechanics, "Why Me?"


I don't know what to think of the human clone ordeal. I don't think there's such thing as a true clone. As humans are bodies change and adapt to the environments and conditionals we are presented (or present ourselves with). Our personality isn't crafted by our DNA but rather our experiences and people we interact with. I guess I don't see the moral implications in the same light as the majority of people who subscribe to the Judeo-Christian tradition. Maybe I'm just not informed enough to be concerned, worried, or angered by cloning. Hmm.
Are you joking about the Compendium?

BTW, I would have thought you'd have already had that book, for sure. Boy, there are holes in the Banzai Library, I see.
Check page 13 (you do have the Compendium, don't you?).

Unfortunately, part of the Banzai Library resides at the Institute on the Promenade. Since I've had to swear off of time travel for a while, it makes it hard to retrieve some volumes.