How do I read the bible.
Everytime I start reading it I can't stop thinking how retarded are christians for believing it.
I just read something like this:
Genesis 2:13 : God made male and female couple.
Genesis 3:17 : God saw Adan was alone and made him a partner.
It's literally fanfiction.
Whether you believe it is irrelevant. It's the foundation of Western civilization, and once you familiarize yourself with its details you'll start seeing allusions to it in everything. People quote the bible all the time without even realizing it.
No plebs allowed
How's your local library? I'd say mine's pretty good for the most part. I visited a big library I used to work at during high school/college and I was shocked to find that almost everything is automated now. There's only one person working the downsized front desk. I figure they could operate with half the personnel they used to.
I'm a university student and we have a large research library, so I have access to just about anything I can think of. The local library is respectable but I usually go to the one on campus. Both are heavily automated, as you mention, but the school's librarians are all experts.
My local library system is great. The main branch building was built in the late 90s and is quite large. I remember using some ancient amber plasma screen catalogue computers until the mid 00s when they introduced a more user-friendly system.
The town I grew up in, despite being one of the smaller settlements in the county, actually has the largest branch library by luck of being Carnegie Library from the 1910s that received a extension in the late 70s that about tripled it's floor space. Liberally I'd say it's about a third the size of the main library.
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It's shit. They have a couple of worthwhile books in the "assigned reading" section and maybe a couple of Library of America hardcovers of 3-4 authors who aren't total garbage, but other than that you could toss 90% of the books there into a dumpster and not lose anything of value.
Let's discuss this
Physical vs e-books which do you prefer and why?
E-books. I travel a lot and having an entire library in my pocket is super handy, plus I can download and read whatever pops into my mind without even leaving home.
I like paper books but it's not even a contest.
BRAVO Stephen King bravo! Wow
What a fucking uninspired hack
What should I read by this man?
>*The decimal figures as numbers of the separate propositions indicate the logical importance of the propositions, the emphasis laid upon them in my exception. The propositions n.1, n.2, n.3, etc., are comments on proposition No. n; the propositions n.m1, n.m2, etc., are comments on the proposition No. n.m; and so on.
Had anyone thought to formulate their treatise like this before?
>protagonist reacts irrational to strange events
Why do I hate it so much? Always alienates the character for me and makes it impossible to empathize with him.
e.g. The Trial by Kafka, Kafka, Camus
Good article, but it seems very unlikely that Chomsky will receive a nobel prize in the political climate of nowadays.
Maby if he was black and had no real opinions, you know, like jamie Foxx.
is there some good fiction set in Ancient Rome?
i mean not this senatus kind of shit where everything is clean, white marble, and patricians are speaking like they are in a TV series. I want to feel the filth of the roman paved streets, the crowded colorful buildings, the plebs and thieves, the scent of the slaves, etc. something very realistic and filled with good historical details about everyday life
tl;dr : i want Dostoïevski in Ancient Rome
Can you recommend me some books?
Serious question, if I buy this on Amazon do I get put on a watch list?
Do they really care? If they cared that much why would amazon sell it? IIRC you can no longer buy confederate flags, and you could never buy nazi trinkets like banners or tee shirts. Why would they give a shit about a book? You can read it online for free anyway.
This is also a real possibility.
I dare you to watch this entire video.
Rate my local university's philosophy major.
Click Level 1, 2, and 3, for the units.
The courses look pretty standard for an undergraduate degree. Large breadth, covers most areas of philosophy. The more interesting information is the professors and their area of interest. A class titled "metaphysics" will be taught completely differently depending on who is teaching it. Do you have particular interests?
Hey /lit/, I'm writing a detective/mystery novel with appeal towards a teenage audience, and figured I'd ask you guys for any advice or themes you may find interesting within such a story.
Character traits, plot twists, villain clichés, personality flaws, all ideas are welcome.
Set it in an English boarding school (co-ed of course).
Protagonist should be constantly on the alert for pronoun misuse, and gender typing based on what people look like or their name. Character should have a suitably gender-neutral name such as Sam so that the genderfluid audience can project onto the character.
are there any songwriters from any genre who are so good that 500 or maybe even 1000 years from now, their lyrics will be read in books and analyzed?
tupac was epic as shit, i didn't really appreciate him when he was alive cuz i was into east coast shit and he was doing poppy west coast records with mtv videos of california mcmansions at the end of his life, but if u look at his whole ouvre, he lived the hip-hop lifestyle more fully than anyone ever probably, i mean he had every angle...revolutionary black nationalism, drug dealing gun fighter thug shit, ballin' out money man, sensitive badboy sexin all the honeys like true playa, etc. he covered it all in his music which would be an accomplishment in itself, but...
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