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  • Re Through the Glass Darkly and 1 Corinthians 13:12

    I normally don't discuss religious topics online, and would consider it quite OT on Use.Perl. But I'm discussing literature and on-line tools and my experiences with same in a religious context, not Religion per se, so I'll bend my rule.

    Shakespear has been accused of composing his plays solely by pasting together a bunch of book titles and lines from novels. This is delightfully ironic, as by this theory, his genius was that all the book titles and most

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    Bill
    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;
    • Very interesting, thanks. Interesting that you reference the Founding Fathers a few times ... the Deists among them would have approved of your TMTOWTDI approach to the Bible. :-)
      • Interesting that you reference the Founding Fathers a few times

        Once upon a time, Shakspeare and The Bible were nearly the only literature needed for a learned man. The Founding Fathers were almost entirely composed of learned men, and so they quoted and allueded to the great works. Expanding the list is indeed progress, but striking off the items upon which the later items were built loses something. I may begrudge the hours spent reading Milton and Spencer, but at least I get some of the allusions in later works. And the death of allusion is to be mourned ... in days gone by, Joe Biden's use of bits of Kinnock's speech would have been recognized by well-read gentlemen, and have been considered an honorable honoring of Kinnock, since Biden would have expected it to be recognized; since now we expect he would expect us to not notice, when ONE person does, we leap on it as a flaw.

        ... the Deists among them would have approved of your TMTOWTDI approach to the Bible.

        Indeed, the Deists among them were prominent in the rise of the Unitarian, Universalist, and Humanist movements. Alas, though I wander amidst the footsteps of Jefferson, A.Adams, and Emerson/Thoreau/Alcott, I didn't have Jefferson's TMTOWTDI expurgated Bible at hand, and didn't think to look for it.

        Happy Holidays of your choice,

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        Bill
        # I had a sig when sigs were cool
        use Sig;