? All possible worlds | Main | Led Zeppelin: Kashmir ?

March 31, 2009

We flatter ourselves that our idols are clever because they are not made out of wood, but silicon

Spengler offers a meandering review of a new English translation of a "20th-century classic" of Hebrew literature, And from There You Shall Seek, by Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. Isaiah, Goethe and the great god Google figure prominently.

A man came to the caliph claiming to be a prophet, goes a 9th-century joke. "By Allah, you are a stupid prophet!" exclaimed the caliph. "That," the prophet replied, "is why I was sent to people like you." That God might send a stupid prophet to a stupid people is one thing. But what if the prophet were sent by a stupid god?

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 31, 2009 05:14 AM