Beauty also becomes possible, as you see in prehistoric cave paintings.
Creatures from a very low level enjoy and appreciate sensory stimulation. In that sense they find a scene (though not quite a “scene” for them yet) “beautiful.” But true appreciation of beauty is seeing an ideal form in something material. What they are drawing on cave walls are ideal bulls.
“I have seen those drawings. They are amazing.”
Study the cave paintings and other artifacts.
They respond to, reflect, how I was presenting Myself to them. You will be able to see or infer what My experience was like, what I was trying to do.
God: An Autobiography, As Told to a Philosopher – is the true story of a philosopher’s conversations with God. Dr. Jerry L. Martin, a lifelong agnostic. Dr. Martin served as head of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Colorado philosophy department, is the founding chairman of the Theology Without Walls group at AAR, and editor of Theology Without Walls: The Transreligious Imperative. Dr. Martin’s work has prepared him to become a serious reporter of God’s narrative, experiences, evolution, autobiography and sparks of wisdom. In addition to scholarly publications, Dr. Martin has testified before Congress on educational policy, appeared on “World News Tonight,” and other television news programs
Listen to this on God: An Autobiography, The Podcast– the dramatic adaptation and continuing discussion of the book God: An Autobiography, As Told To A Philosopher by Jerry L. Martin.
He was a lifelong agnostic, but one day he had an occasion to pray. To his vast surprise, God answered- in words. Being a philosopher, he had a lot of questions, and God had a lot to tell him.
3 thoughts on ““Beauty also becomes possible . . .””
Letitia August 13, 2014
Beauty is not something we can see, so to speak. It’s comes from the inside of one and passed on to another. Beauty is unconditionally giving, loving, smiling, caring, helping….and the list goes on!
Jerry L Martin August 21, 2014
Recently, I saw a very attractive young woman in a work setting – the sort that turns heads. A moment later I saw the surly, condescending look on her face – she was the kind of woman who jerks men around and is mean to other women. From that instant on, I did not find her attractive at all, quite the reverse. When I was young, Eleanor Roosevelt was still alive. She was a real ugly duckling and knew it. But she had one of the world’s largest loving hearts and was sought after for magazine covers. It was a joy to look at her.
Letitia September 22, 2014
Beauty is not just skin deep and as you said the one who was beautiful(to the eyes) was really ugly deep down and vice-versa. I so agree with you! I’ve met some really physically ugly people who were the absolute sweetest, loving ones!