Friday, September 01, 2006

Kurt Vonnegut : Paraphrased

Rolling Stone :

Mr. Bush, you have forgotten the face of your father and damned us all!

/o.k. it's a vonnegut link and a king ref. happy days. have a smoke.
//Jeremiah
"Thus said the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel: mend your ways and your actions, and I will let you dwell in this place. Don't put your trust in illusions and say, The Temple of the Lord, the Temple of the Lord, the Temple of the Lord are these [buildings]. ... therefore I will do to the House which bears My name, on which you rely... just what I did to Shiloh" (7:3-4, 14). Considered a traitor, Jeremiah was placed outside the law during the reign of Zedekiah and placed in detention until the destruction of the city by Nebuchadnezzar (39:14) . He saw the shattering of the last hope for the survivors of the destruction in the murder of Gedaliah, whom the Babylonians had appointed to rule over Judah. Although Jeremiah was saliently a prophet of apocalypse, he emphasized the temporary nature of the destruction and the consolation to be found in the certainty of the nation's return to its land.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gosh, maintaining three blogs must really cut into your masterbation time. I guess all your fans out there help you stay focused though, huh?

September 06, 2006 8:31 AM  
Blogger Wah said...

I find plenty of time for that, but of course.

And Yes, all the people outraged in the world at the actions of our leaders does help one maintain focus in such turbulent times.

September 06, 2006 8:53 AM  

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