4th September 2008

“So many gods, so many creeds. So many paths that wind and wind. While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.”

Ella Wheeler Wilcox1850 – 1919

3 Responses to “4th September 2008”

  1. Terence Meaden Says:

    “There’s neither heaven nor hell
    Save what we grant ourselves.
    There’s neither fairness nor justice
    Save what we grant each other.”

    W. H. Hudson, Green Mansions

  2. Terence Meaden Says:

    “Lucretius . . .
    Comes to proclaim in English verse
    No monarch rules the universe;
    But chance and atoms make this All
    In order Democratical,
    Where bodies freely run their course,
    Without design, or fate, or force.”

    Edmund Waller, 17th century, writing with regard to the content of Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura. Lucretius. c-.99 – c.55 BC.

  3. Chris Says:

    Even godless heathen materialists have a sense of the numinous.