Sometimes I wonder why people tend to spend so much time on virtual social networks.
I may have found an answer:
"Above the sphere of the elemental cravings and necessities, the soul of man is in a perpetual vacillation between two conflicting impulses: the desire to assert his individual differences, the desire for distinction, and his terror of isolation. He wants to stand out, but not too far out, and, on the contrary, he wants to merge himself with a group, with some larger body, but not altogether. Through all the things of life runs this tortuous compromise, men follow the fashions but resent ready-made uniforms on every plane of their being. The disposition to form aggregations and to imagine aggregations is part of the incurable nature of man; ..."
- H. G. Wells, A Modern Utopia
Finally I found it.
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"Astronomers have found a huge ring structure looping around the nearby (...) galaxy M104, also known as the Sombrero Galaxy. It’s likely elliptical, encircling the entire galaxy and something like 370,000 light years along its long axis."
"That which is now called natural philosophy, embracing the whole circle of science, of which astronomy occupies the chief place, is the study of the works of God, and of the power and wisdom of God in his works, and is the true theology."
By Thomas Paine - "The Age of Reason"
#theology #god #religion
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera;
- A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway;
- To a God Unknown, by John Steinbeck;
- dreamsnake, by vonda McIntyre;
- Jonathan Livingston Seagull, (and so on, must stop now)
The only book I remember reading twice (besides The Bible) was Shibumi, by Trevanian
An intriguing book, indeed: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/303612849
Well, @JonYoder It seems nobody else reads... I'll share with you a few books tat may have changed my perception of life.
One I know for sure it did (for bad) it was The Exorcist. Someone who knew I'm a compulsive reader told me to read it when I was very young. I wish I had never read it.
Then, I reminded a few others (from a longer list) that left somehow a strong impression:
- Spark of Life, by Erich Maria Remarque;
- One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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