this went thru my mind


Archaeology: The Earliest Christian Graffito?

“… graffiti from ancient Smyrna. … One graffito includes a date, which … correlates to 125/126 CE.”

Christianity: Christianity – Something Else Entirely

“To most people in our society, Christianity is religion and moralism. The only alternative to it (besides some other world religion) is pluralistic secularism. But from the beginning it was not so. Christianity was recognized as a tertium quid, something else entirely. … We tend to draw conservative, buttoned-down, moralistic people. If our churches aren’t appealing to younger brothers, they must be more full of elder brothers than we’d like to think.”

Happiness: If your happiness is based on always getting a little more than you’ve got …

“An alternative is to be happy wherever you are, with whatever you’ve got, but always hungry for the thrill of creating art, of being missed if you’re gone and most of all, doing important work.”

Introverts: How to Care for Introverts

If you want to move deeper into understanding me, David Smith, read this twelve-point poster, the post in which it appears, and The Atlantic article link.