Friday, August 21, 2009

I've said this before

... but I wanted to write it here for the record.

or the materialist atheist, the most honorable life is the career of a religious huckster and the most sublime death is suicide

If I had readers I would invite their critiques of this formulation.


Foxfier said...

Hey, I read....

I think I see where you're coming from; the religious huckster has a chance of pulling the wool from folks' eyes, and suicide is at your chosen time....

cricket said...

Thank you for your comments.

That's the suicide right, but not the huckster. I don't see any great value in eye-wool (eye-scale?) removing. Rather it refers to the honor of obtaining the widely extolled social utility of even a false religion, while keeping the atheist himself in coin.

'Fraid you're just not being cynical enough, FfS.

Foxfier said...

Ah, that makes sense.

Elf is always telling me I'm not cynical enough, but frankly of late I'm fighting tooth and nail to hold on to a little idealism. ;^p

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