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I know the goddamn secret!

I have figured it out. While sitting at a religious ritual it came to me as something important was being recited. And it’s really no secret but it’s worth mentioning regardless. When religious rites and ceremonies and traditions were being invented, then practiced, then cemented into history to be passed down to posterity in their [...]

Pop the Pope

The Pope is an idiot And all other popes before him were idiots. And anyone who follows him and listens to him is an idiot. And all hard-line Catholics/Hindus/Muslims/Jews/Protestants/Mormons are idiots. Anyone who refuses to change with and adapt to the changing world is an idiot, and should be called as such. But then kudos [...]

A religion’s spirit…

…does not stand still. For better or for worse, it moves and mutates with the prized subject of the creed: its followers. The texts and manifestos can remain frozen in time in the shape of hallowed books and scrolls, but let’s face it, a religion – or any general philosophy – is only what its [...]

3/26/10 / Eisenberg

Kundera on tears in Life is Elsewhere [abp:0060997028] …that was wonderful; that was something that had never before happened to him, a woman crying for love of him; for him tears were the solution into which a man is dissolved when he is discontented with merely being a man and desires to free himself from [...]

Of ‘isms, ‘ists, and ‘ites

I’m weary of investing my time in magazine articles and new books, because these are written by authors I haven’t heard of, authors without a reputation. Is that conformity of some sort? Does that make me a conformist or traditionalist or classicist? Do I subscribe to counter-originalism? I am uncomfortable with the idolizing of any [...]

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