Why did God need to sacrifice his son to redeem man? Why couldn't he just have forgiven man?
Also, is his "son" being an offspring of himself, mean that Jesus was actually God since he was directly connected from God? Why would God sacrifice himself then?
the son was sacrificed so that we would know and so that the Jews would know we are forgiven. in orthodox Judaism the Jews sacrifice something to atone for their sins, usually livestock. the biggest sacrifice they usually made was a well-bred lamb this is why Christ is called the lamb of god because he is the great atonement and sacrifice
So, I just start reading naked lunch expecting to be gruesome, but anyhow, what's the most fucked up you have read? and why?
Teatro Grotesco by Thomas Ligotti
I think some of the stories are body horror like Naked Lunch and I like ones that are creepy underneath the surface rather than conventionally trying to scare you.
Horacio Quiroga - Cuentos de amor de locura y de muerte(Tales of love madness and death)
Exactly what it says it is. I read it when i was really young and don't remember the details, but it had gruesome scenes of the death of a horse (iirc), children killing children, etc...
What does /lit/ think of IT?
I personally love IT. Beautifully written, particularly at the parts of a character's childhood.
In the case of three-month old /his/, /lit/, you ARE the father!
Stopping by Barnes & Noble, thinking about picking up The Count of Monte Cristo, but I heard there were a bunch of different versions of it, how do I go about this without autism getting involved?
i have looked everywhere for an ebook of Forbidden Colors by Yukio Mishima, to no avail. can anyone help?
Is it just a fresh new meme or is it a good read?
Hard mode: you actually read the thing.
What edition of Gravity's Rainbow do I get?
>he thinks this is a meme
get the 1995 penguin anon, blueprint cover.
who else loves this
A friend's older brother had that album. I haven't listened to it in years, but remember enjoying it when I was a child. Are you familiar with Rick Wakeman's Journey to the center of the Earth?
No but I'll give it a listen. If you're interested you really should listen to War of the Worlds, it's all up on youtube. It has everything from cheesy 70s prog to genuinely depressing parts with Richard Burton hamming it up.
>he's currently reading something that isn't on /lit/'s top 100 chart
>he's still stuck on Origins
You'll never make it at this rate.
Is writing more exhausting than painting, drawing and sculpting?
I can write well and on top-capacity for, at the best days, only about 4 hours. The idea of waking up at 08:00am and produce until lunch break and then keep working until 09:00 or 10:00 pm is a joke to me.
I tought this was only weakness of my part, yet I discovered that most great writers (and above all poets and verse-workers) ussualy work hard on writing for only 3-4 hours, and mainly read and copy material on the rest of their time. A lot of writers complain about the menal exaustion that the...
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I need an english presentation done please at high school level talking about whether it is better for a leader to be feared or loved based on machiavellis the prince and how it relates to modern society pleaseee it doesnt have to be good ill pay 10 dollars by paypal when its done pleaseee
Tell you what, I wrote my Thesis on Machiavelli and I'll condense it all into neat little research notes that you can more or less copy/paste for an easy B+
That being said, I'll need half of the money up front so I know that you aren't fucking with me
My most recent book haul. How'd I do, bros?
>he's writing a novel but can't describe the underlying philosophical themes
>he thinks the author doesn't matter
Like wearing glasses without the lense. Art is an extension of the artist: it is interpretation of reality externalised; and, therefore, it is essential to critical analysis of the art.
this is important
is the front cover of david bowie's space oddity made out of a cooling azure mosaic of acid tabs?
thank you, also, what books should I be reading? I'm reading Kafka/s at the moment.