Thursday, January 31, 2008

Illumination

What is the scientific explanation for writer's block? I looked it up on that great source of all human knowledge, Wikipedia, and discovered that there is disagreement as to what it actually is, and whether or not it actually exists. It says there that some guy couldn't write for sixty years. That's pretty sad. Perhaps he told his wife, "Honey, I'll take out the garbage as soon as I'm done writing this page." Just imagine all that rotting garbage. Just imagine his wife's anger and disgust.
Anyway, what's more pertinent to you and me is whether or not I should bother posting anything if I really have nothing to say. On the one hand, I really want to post something everyday so that no one gets disappointed. On the second hand, perhaps people will be disappointed when they read this dribble and realize that they've wasted thirty seconds, or however long it's going to take. On the third hand, perhaps someone will sponsor an anatomy course for me.
In the world of Jewry, VIN is reporting that some Jewish women in some Israeli town have started being really Frum and wearing burqas. These women obviously have issues. I've gone on a bit of crusade these past couple of days against crownheights.info for posting pictures of girls. I sent in several comments, none of which have been posted of course, expressing my dismay at this blatant disregard for Halacha and common sense. Shmais.com may be a bit boring, and snotty to boot, but as far as I know they have yet to be accused of indecency. The reason I'm bringing both of these topics up is that they really represent a similar problem. One group thinks they're being so holy, while the other thinks that there is no problem with not being holy. As I say, it's really the same problem. What's the root of the problem? People have stopped following Shulchan Oruch and have instead decided to follow the dictates of their hearts, with the results being either excessive piety or a lack of decency. Which is worse? Personally, I think that they're equally destructive.
The solution? A return to the G-d of Israel, the one and only true G-d. Speaking of G-d, Shmulie Bortunk asked me to write that I hogged the Lessons in Tanya for twenty-five minutes today, which he claims negatively affected him. Is this assertion true? You be the judge.

5 comments:

Eliezer said...

1. I think you write drivel, not dribble.

2. I have discerened a pattern in posts: some writing about the writing process, and then some meat. How's about you continue churning out drivel to get over the writers' block, and then delete it after you've written something noteworthy. Then you could stop disappointing the readers, and drop all the hands.

The Real Shliach said...

1. Sometimes when I write, the words fly out of my mouth, and other times they dribble down the sides.
2. Yeah, I could.

cheerio said...

And the problem with pictures of tzniusly dressed women and girls is...?

The Real Shliach said...

As Jews, and specifically as Lubavitchers, we try to act in accordance with the Torah. As the Passuk says, "All the glory of a princess is on the inside." We don't publish pictures of girls, dressed Tzniusly or not, because they're not meant to be published for the outside world. For the students and their parents? No problem. But for the whole Lubavitch, and particularly for many Bochurim, it is a problem.

The Real Shliach said...

As Jews, and specifically as Lubavitchers, we try to act in accordance with the Torah. As the Passuk says, "All the glory of a princess is on the inside." We don't publish pictures of girls, dressed Tzniusly or not, because they're not meant to be published for the outside world. For the students and their parents? No problem. But for the whole Lubavitch, and particularly for many Bochurim, it is a problem.