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28 July 2006 @ 08:55 am
Memeage  
Tagged by semperar:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag three people.

"We drifted from hermit to hermit all the afternoon. It was a most strange menagerie. The chief emulation among them seemed to be, to see which could manage to be the uncleanest and most prosperous with vermin."

From A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain. Delightfully hilarious and absurd, and Twain knows exactly how absurd it is and has a lot of fun with it. I've read it before; I started bringing it to work to read again during lunch.


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demoncaller on July 28th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag three people.

These words remind one of the speech of a mystic, but Otto is critical of Mysticism, claiming it is too rational and leads to such an excessive creature-consciousness that the self is in danger of being annihilated or totally absorbed in the infinite.

We have considered a number of arguments which seek to establish the existence or reality of God. Each one of them has found it's supporters within the Christian community, and in the case of some of them a tremendously rich and varied literaturehas resulted from continuing debate over their meaning and validity.


Invitation to Faith: Christian Belief Today by Paul Jersild. It's one of Seamus' books that he lent me.