Saturday, June 28, 2014

Christian theologians after the Middle Ages need to be credited for having started to sense the intolerability of their own resentment constructions. Subsequently, they felt compelled to weaken the excesses of their theology of rage. This was reflected in the invention of purgatory. It is probably not overdrawn to characterize the new theology of purgatory, which rapidly expanded from the eleventh century on, as the real Christian thought that created history.

- Peter Sloterdijk, Rage and Time

Capricorn Suit

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Harsh Skull

     While on a journey, Chuang Tzu found a skull, dry and parched. With sorrow he questioned and lamented the end to all things. When he finished speaking he dragged the skull over, and using it as a pillow, lay down to sleep.
     In the night the skull came to his dreams and said "You are a fool to rejoice in the entanglements of life."
     Chuang Tzu couldn't believe this and asked "If I could return you to your life, you would want that wouldn't you?"
     Stunned by Chuang Tzu's foolishness the skull replied, "How do you know that it is bad to be dead?"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bad Quotes

To manage a business successfully requires as much courage as that possessed by the soldier who goes to war. Business courage is all the more natural because all the benefits which the public has in material benefits comes from it.
-Charles F. Abbott

Catholic doctrine and discipline may be walls; but they are the walls of a playground.
-G.K Chesterton

It's alright for the navy to blockade a city, to starve the inhabitants to death; but there is something wrong, not nice, about bombing a city.
-Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris

A mere forty years ago beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it-
and that's what freedom is all about.
-Newt Gingrich

Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.
-Joe Thiesman

Friday, January 31, 2014

                                                                    Brad Neely