TaNuj^'s Weblog

Visualizing Well Beyond Dreams…

Posted on: February 7, 2009

As we welcome 2009, we prepare to write another chapter in our book of Life. Time that lies ahead undoubtedly is challenging and complex, however its those around me (students and teachers) who make me mentally and emotionally strong to face such multifaceted situations with a simile on my face. It’s an absolute privilege to be a part of such an enthusiastic and an intellectual study group that I have been gifted with this year. My goals have been set in place, and I’m pumped (all prepared) for this schooling year, with a rage of excitement running through my blood. There might be many hurdles that lie in front of me, but I can assure each and everyone of you I will keep trying until I’m able to stand up be proud of myself and my achievements. “Each goal is a checkpoint, on the road which is bound to Wonderland, place where success is smelt in the air.”-Tanuj

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As much as I’m keyed-up to start this ‘PBL’ schooling year, conversely we have got off to a rather slow start, with few rooms still being constructed. Anyhow who says we need luxurious study rooms to be able to start on our projects, as we have slowly, but steadily started to gain knowledge about skills we would be required to be equipped with in our near coming future.

This blog post of mine looks at a particular question posed to me by my CST (religion)/IST (information software techn.) facilitators – Karyn West and Laura Cavalaro. Question posed to me looks at the aspect of me visualising what if bible (sacred book for Christians) was never written. Yes you heard it right, I’m on a quest to find out- how life and times would be if Bible was never written. It’s these sorts of questions that require plenty of lateral thinking, and certainly visualizing well beyond lavishing dreams. At the first thought this question sounds insane, then again if you take time out to position this question in a real life scenario, answer will unquestionably come onto your lips. In my case I imagined the thought of aborigines and other indigenous tribal groups who are placed all around the globe. Their faith and culture being passed onto from generation to generation via using the means of story telling, artwork and other materials.

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“Indigenous communities keep their faith and cultural heritage alive by passing their knowledge, arts, rituals and performances from one generation to another, speaking and teaching languages, protecting cultural materials, sacred and significant sites, and objects.”

 In past many tribal groups have made the use of ‘Dreamtime Stories’ in order to depict the message about life, to their own young ones. From their perspective story telling is an enjoyable mean, as far as learning about universe in concerned. Indirectly all the learning about life and universe is nothing more than teachings about faith, and the main characters and settings in the story revolving into their god (religion).

In most of Dreamtime Stories…

“The Ancestor spirits came to the earth in human form and as they moved through the land, they created the animals, plants, rocks and other forms of the land that we know today. They also created the relationships between groups and individuals to the land, the animals and other people.

Once the ancestor spirits had created the world, they changed into trees, the stars, rocks, watering holes or other objects. These are the sacred places of Aboriginal culture and have special properties.”

So in my opinion I would suggest if we were not to have a bible written, most likely the knowledge of events that occurred in past, that are regarded as holy acts in the religion of Christianity would have been passed down from one generation to the other, by telling stories. From another aspect many of the significant historical events would be be lost and historians would have struggled to collect such knowledge based on evidence. Other materials such artworks and paintings would act as evidence for those stories. However with this method plenty of religious events and meaning would be lost, as many false rumours would end up joining stories, furthermore many stories would be forgotten over a period of time. Moreover, many individuals would not have as much respect for Christianity, and would end up questioning their own faith and believe, as it would be hard believe in things when blanket of lie would cover over truth. In the end everything would be disorganised and all over the place.

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3 Responses to "Visualizing Well Beyond Dreams…"

Well Tanuj, it seems that you have effectively discussed what would happen if the Bible was never written. I completely agree with you when you state “..false rumours would end up joining stories..” even though there are the paintings and artworks which could potentially back-up as evidence of a true event.

Well done tK nice blogging keep it up.

Well done tanuj, you put alot of effort into your blog posts, keep up the good work.

Your fellow classmate, Mitch Boumelhem 🙂

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