1st December 2010

“One can appreciate and treasure the symmetry and grandeur of the ancient Greek Parthenon without needing any share in the cults of Athena or Eleusis, or the imperatives of Athenian imperialism, just as one may listen to Mozart or admire Chartres and Durham without any nostalgia for feudalism, monarchism, and the sale of indulgences.”

Christopher Hitchens

2 Responses to “1st December 2010”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    I wouldn’t like to give up listening to Mozart because of my commitment to an evidence-based life! As in so many things, Mr Hitchens gets it right – I hope he survives for many more years.

  2. tech Says:

    I would much rather something by Fanny J Crosby.