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Rich Mullins – Intro To Higher Education And The Book Of Love lyrics

What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be human? I cannot
Help but suspect that at one time in the history of thinking that people
Believed that it meant that we were spiritual and that we could make
Choices and were capable of aspiring to higher ideals... Like maybe
Loyalty or maybe faith... Or maybe even love. But now we told by people
Who think they know, that we vary from amoeba only in the complexity of
Our makeup and not in what we essentially are. They would have us think
As Dysart said that we are forever bound up in certain genetic reigns -
That we are merely products of the way things are and not free - not
Free to be the people who make them that way. They would have us see
Ourselves as products so that we could believe that we were something to
Be made - something to be used and then something to be disposed of.
Used in their wars - used for their gains and then set aside when we get
In their way. Well, who are they? They are the few who sit at the top of
The heap - dung heap though it is - and who say it is better to reign in
Hell than to serve in Heaven. Well, I do not know that we can have a
Heaven here on earth, but I am sure we need not have a Hell either. What
Does it mean to be human? I cannot help but believe that it means we are
Spiritual - that we are responsible and that we are free - that we are
Responsible to be free.

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