anyone here written a book or had it published? giving you the opportunity to promo in the comments.
Here's a discussion question for all Christposters:
Do Roman Catholics think the Pope is identical with God? I ask because, as a Catholic, I've never heard a Catholic acknowledge that this is the case, but I've heard many people who aren't Catholic claim that Catholics not only worship the Pope but think that the Pope is actually God. Acting as the Vicar of Christ and being identified with God don't seem quite the same; in fact, the 'Vicar' in the title even serves to illustrate a distance between the Pope and God....
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Misinformed. There is a specific situation where what the Pope says would be considered infallible, if I remember correctly, but that's only when all the Christians of the world consider him their leader. I think.
This is the stupidest question. Is a senator from Vermont the actual state of Vermont, just because he represents it?
There is nothing, absolutely nothing, to indicate that the Pope is divine, only that he has been chosen by his peers to head the faith.
Any good xenofiction? I've read Watership Down and Raptor Red, but most books told from the point of view of an animal tend to be young adult or even children's books. I have I Am a Cat in the mail if that counts, and I know several books have sections of an animal's POV, but are there any other quality xenofiction books?
There's obviously Plague Dogs, which is also by Adams, but I've never actually made it through that one while I still have the ability to reread Watership Down multiple times. I feel there's something off about the prose.
is modernity a meme?
a movement in the arts in the late Wilhelmine and Weimar era Germany. Derived from the German verb "modern" which is related to the English word "to moulder" and translates to "to decay".
>Felicia Day has read 898 books.
How much have YOU read?
>Felicia Day wrote 19 books.
How much books did YOU write?
Where should I start with Ernst Jünger if I'm primarily interested in his politics?
Auf den Marmorklippen (On the Marblecliffs) and Heliopolis are recommended, also Eumeswil and Gläserne Bienen (The Glass Bees).
I'm not too sure how much of his stuff is translated into English, but all of those touch upon his politics and are great books either way.
Also, get Strahlungen. Fair warning, sadly more than enough of his work is, sadly, not even in print in German anymore, so you might have a hard time finding it in English.
Probably a biography. Like him or not, he lived a cool life. Two world wars + dropped LSD + skied with Heidegger + lived to a 100 and converted to Roman Catholicism.
Also, Bolano seems to have a thing for him.
ITT we come up with JK Rowling tier character names:
"What book should everybody read once in their life?" brought to you by /Reddit/
>Flowers for Algernon is near the top
Seriously though, what 1 book would you give to the whole world if you knew everyone would read it at least once?
'Siddhartha' by Herman Hesse is the obvious choice for me.
major top keks at the ledditors
"a driving manual" is one of the top responses
do these fucking morons really derive literary pleasure from fucking manuals? wew lad I had no idea that reddit was actually as autismal as you guys promised me
Why are you mocking reddit but posting Kanye West memes and talking about your love for books that were required reading in high school? I see zero difference between their shit taste and yours.
If there's no evidence for God's existence, why does so much philosophy treat His existence as a given?
So is there anything wrong with Buddhism at all? It seems irrefutable, perfect. I'm heavily considering converting.
It's unnecessary. Buddhism seems about as necessary as learning a musical instrument or lifting weights. It can be a way to feel better, but it's not like it will save you. In the end, I'm still convinced that no matter what color robes you're wearing and what you do every morning you're still a living human going about your rounds, doing the things that humans do- eating, sleeping, seeing, shitting, thinking. Eastern people ended up thinking in different ways than Western people. I'm sure many people have found just as much comfort and joy in philosophy...
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Buddhism is a death cult. They worship oblivion and strive for self-annihilation. Buddhism is nothing more than contentment with one's own damnation. There is no God in Buddhism, no salvation. Buddhism is nihilism. They will get what they are looking for on Judgement Day, when God will cast these godless heathens into the Outer Darkness where they will at last have the nothingness they seek. Only a fool would walk that path.
Why do anything if nothing matters?
I feel as if nothing I'm doing right now matters, I wish I could curl into a ball and descend into non-existence. What is the point? Is there really none, what if there is in religion? How to find the joy to live and search?
Which is better?
what do you consider an artpiece
Which book would you consider the best, in the style of 'stream of consciousness', book?
>Hard mode: no Joyce.
Let's be friends?