EDUCATION: THINKING, THE MIND
(24 August 2008 by Carl A. Patton)
“If you do not think you will follow fools to a foolish paradise.”
Peace be unto you. Since thinkers think I thought of Dr. Einstein once more than once. Looking at “Einstein” by Walter Isaacson again I came upon yet another quote by the thinker.
Responding to what he viewed as a flawed rote educational method, (thank you Einstein) by Thomas Edison he noted the following:
“The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.”
There was once a man who finally
began to think that if he would think
he would figure it all out.
There was once a time when I just
knew a little. Few things were thought
However I knew that something was
amiss. I saw many sad episodes
of confusion as I passed the way.
Young fools only made the transition
to old fools. I saw solitude those
days but I did not know how or why.
Appreciation for the Wind comes
with maturity and much thought.
Those days also saw those that had,
Been held back because of the
conflict with economics and
race embrace the school house,
As a means to rise up from poverty.
They memorized Bible verses at school
then as prayer was still there.
Just what did the Bible say? Did anyone who memorized think on that? Who taught them to think? Was memorizing thinking? Limited maybe but it followed a true and uncertain course. However the thinker never rambled he grabbed the whole picture. Part 4: A Note on How To Study The Bible
Some soon prided themselves as to
how they remembered a song a poem
we salute the poets. We also salute,
The African story-tellers and the
oral historians in our people and in
my family. Hello Ruby Sue.
However this was the fool’s school
and the way to mis-education. Can
one then be educated and become,
A great thinker and not be independent
in thought, mind, body and soul?
Meanwhile the mind was lost in,
High bushes as thinking was
frowned on as it took energy.
It also threatened some lost ignorant people.
So I will just put my cap on backwards, mark my body, pierce my heart and pin my ears down and play a video game. And many women wore pants in the Church house and on their wedding day. Cults & Christian Dogmatism
Educated zombies became in vogue
as intellect came to define wayward
principles as the elite joined the less ignorant.
They made chili with bad beans and fouled the bowl with loose morals and all things there that happened you leave them there and take nothing with you especially your money that comes first in your life.
I imagine the real sages went in
hiding once more as they puked at
the sight and thought of nonsense.
No one gifted the fool with anything
and the thinkers cried and moaned,
decrying ignorance mostly to no avail.
Peace and Paradise, Carl A. Patton a willing slave of Almighty God and Christ writing for the FreedomJournal moved by the Spirit 26 August 2008 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus