Zera Yacob

Great video. Hats off to Olly for putting this together. Zera Yacob sounds like a guy that would be awesome to talk to. There would be things he says that I’d be tempted to jump in and agree with. He would probably come across as a very reasonable guy that would welcome questions about his philosophy/theology.

It is a shame that it is hard to find his writing translated to English. I would read his books….who am I kidding? I’d read a paragraph or two and then get in over my head. Then, I’d go scurrying back to YouTube.

Ultimately, I think I will end up disagreeing on the basis for all of his ideas. It is a nice thought that God is running the show. A nice idea, but where is this coming from? The book of David? Ok, but you are taking a lot on faith when you do that. And sure, that is what everyone says. That it is a matter of faith. But, the older I get, the more it seems like a cop out. Good and evil. Right and wrong. Up side of the schwartz, down side of the schwartz. Everything fits nicely into a box that you put a bow on.

For some reason, I like that no one is pulling the strings.


Published by Tom Blaney

I help people articulate what makes their service exciting, meaningful, and valuable to their stakeholders by identifying why they want to serve, what they are most proud of, what challenges they want to take on, and how they plan on showing results. I do that by researching issues, identifying clear positions, helping them align their positions with what their customers want, and managing work flow to deliver efficiently and effectively. In the future, I'd love to help companies improve on how they communicate with their customers.

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