Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Scriptures, n. The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.
2005 Update: Divine narrative from which objective truths are inferred and universal ones extrapolated.
any body of knowledge based on solid evidence, such as dreams, eclipses, etc.
and i thought it was what they made movies from
sculptured beliefs on papyrus
Excelent post! Oh, and 100% correct to boot!
What we are supposed to adhere to bu choose to interpret them so that thwy adhere to us.
Doug, I left you a link. By the way long time no see.
Gee whiz, see what happens when I try to do work for a day?
Anonymous and Deek, I didn't say that they're not true!
Funny, Karma ;)
Sreekesh, that's deep.
SA and Jane, thanks!
Sunil, true and I can't believe you didn't see me lurking. I hate to offer an opinion on something I'm ignorant about so I didn't comment on your recent Indian politics blogs. I'm having enough trouble with ours.
Scriptures, n. Vague generational mythologies and geneologies of nomadic desert tribes, preserved on aeons-old parchment, allegedly useful for making far-reaching personal decisions, when consulted in 15th Century English.
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