Tuesday, May 29, 2007
This symbolizes my way of thinking, and see proof in daily life. Taken from wikipedia. See the link below.
Christ vs. Lucifer and Ahriman
Lucifer and his counterpart Ahriman figure in anthroposophy as two polar, generally evil influences on world and human evolution. Steiner described both positive and negative aspects of both figures, however: Lucifer as the light spirit that "plays on human pride and offers the delusion of divinity", but also motivates creativity and spirituality; Ahriman as the dark spirit that tempts human beings to "deny [their] link with divinity and to live entirely on the material plane", but also stimulates intellectuality and technology. Both figures "exert a negative and evil effect on humanity because man allows their influence to be misplaced and one-sided," yet their influences are necessary for human freedom to unfold.
According to anthroposophy, each human being has the task to find a balance between these opposing influences; each person is helped in this task through the mediating being of the Representative of Humanity, also known as the Christ being, a spiritual entity which stands between and harmonizes the two extremes.
For the full article, click here.
Reuters put this picture on the wire. Saw this one in the British, French, Italian, German and Dutch newspapers already. The Dutch newspaper allows their readers to comment interactively on their news. Saw some hilarious reactions. One was very funny: A guy asks for the patent to make a show about it (Boxing with the Politicians) for van der Ende (Dutch TV maker responsible for Big Brother, Who Wants to be a Millionaire etc.)
Some suggest even to import this 'style' of debating in the EU, which is too dull for many...
Personally I think this is not good for Turkish fragile image, although I saw these kind of scenes in Italy and Spain as well...