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DARK MUSINGS
DARK MUSINGS
Item IDegyptian 1944 0602 vol 25 #29.tif
TitleDARK MUSINGS
AuthorBy DOROTHY SYKES
Descriptionsocial ideals
Original Publication SourceDaily Egyptian
Date1944 June 2
Volume25
Issue29
Page(s)2
Digital File Format.TIF (Tagged Image Format)
Digital File PublisherSpecial Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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CollectionDaily Egyptian Diversity News Archive (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
TranscriptDARK MUSINGS

By DOROTHY SYKES

Some years ago your mouth taught you to say "Now I lay me down to sleep." When you were older, you took pride saying "Our Father. etc.'' and thought that you were beseeching an all powerful, omnipotent force Only you didn't think about it those terms. If your mother was of the modern school, she knew it was wrong to make the Group go into a frightful organization she taught you about. Instead, she some times explained to you the necessity of an emotional anchor times of mental unrest. Perhaps she sent you dutifully to Sunday school. Where the teacher pounded on the Christ -like virtue and insisted on your memorization of what she termed most impressive passages. Later you learn that it was personality in you an adolescent Some day boil down into character. You supposed that Your character won be consistent of what you understood humor to be, your own demotion of God and education and your own illusion of life, liberty and a - pursuit of the same Through it all. which you wedding around, something smashed you up, and the sudden jolt of things caused you to fleet. Reflections of this thing called religion begins to consul a large part of your time you might utilize otherwise in yo favorite pin-ups. You are afraid to criticize very broadly because you might be branded as an Fidel and you wonder a little deeper.
Into the muse of things, creating a certain incident and a certain treatment of it. In the blank that is incident", is written Moscow Religious Conference. In the blank that is "treatment' is Written "silence ".and near ‘‘penance''. prolonged meditation. A the final blank reveals the name of Stanislaus Oilman's. We journeyed to Moscow to hold conference with Stalin on which people surmise in potent. religion issues. If this were true, we cannot the results or even the contents of such a conference revealed? Why must the threat of enforced penance and monlong meditation be hurled at man whose efforts had been started in the interest for what had been taught was God and right? Why must he be humiliated by impending loss of print hood, because the cause he fought for was strong enough to take him such a distance for the smiting of plans for Russo-Pol Peace?
Like Socrates, or even Jesus Christ himself. Father Orlem ski has faced a crucifixion that which he maintained right in the only way he knew to be right, Like the hope of greater American life in a more democratic America, the hope a greater religion must also blossom forth in equality and tolerance which are constituents democracy.
LanguageEnglish
TypeText
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