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sakeneko (447402) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 2

Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I, unfortunately, am not a philosopher -- be warned.
-- Catherine

Any two philosophers can tell each other all they know in two hours.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I, unfortunately, am not a philosopher -- be warned.
-- Catherine

It's Friday, October 18, 2002, after 5:00 PM local time, and I just discovered Slashdot's journal feature. I've been reading Slashdot for years (what geek hasn't?), but just started posting. I like this place; I just have no time for it. (Oh, well, I guess I'll petition Congress to extend the day to forty hours....)

I'm a technical writer in Silicon Valley, lucky to be an employed technical writer. (At least, for the moment.) I'm a long-time anti-spam activist, and maintain a procmail-based spam filter called the SpamBouncer . I'm also an observant Christian (I like the Jewish term better than most Christian terms for this), a human rights activist, a voracious reader (especially of science fiction, fantasy, and detective/murder mystery stuff), and paint in my copious ;> spare time.

If you want to know more, check my home page .


i'm your biggest fan (2, Interesting)

FrigidRage (604695) | more than 11 years ago | (#4491304)

Cool home page. Quite extensive, I thought. I didn't know C.S. Lewis wrote a book called Till We Have Faces. I wonder if the Noise Ratchet [noiseratchet.com] song/CD "Till We Have Faces" alludes to it in any way. Doesn't seem like it, but I guess I'd have to read the book.

Wow, I have a fan ; (2, Informative)

sakeneko (447402) | more than 10 years ago | (#4496460)

Thanks -- glad you liked the page.

I think I own a copy of every published work of C. S. Lewis. Lewis considered Til We Have Faces to be his best work. I concur, although it isn't his most accessible work. Lewis was classically educated, and has no problem whatsoever using pagan myths to write about Christian subjects. Til We Have Faces is a retelling of the Greek myth of Psyche; nowhere in the book is Christ mentioned at all.

That confuses many of his readers, not just dumb ones. I was introduced to Til We Have Faces by a Christian roommate my freshman year in college, a roommate who thought the book was "pagan" and didn't want it on her shelf! <G> The thing is, the roommate wasn't (and isn't) stupid -- she just didn't realize what Lewis was up to.

I'm gonna shut up now, because if you haven't read this book, I don't want to spoil it. ;>

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