Ashcroft's prayer circle

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at
Sat May 19 17:09:39 PDT 2001

>And how about a word for good old secularism? I strongly doubt that
>Jesus was born of a virgin, or rose from the dead. Are all those
>incredible things just metaphors? Then why those metaphors? Why not
>Wicca or the gods of Mt Olympus?
>Like the man said, sad men made angels of the sun....

The line from Wallace Stevens you quote gives an answer to the question you ask. Sad men may very well be more attracted to dramatic metaphors of tragic martyrdom (and transcendence & redemption through it) than to comic ones (the gods of Olympus are often funny in their lusty ways).


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