Friday, January 4, 2013

ER Book Club Meeting #2

"If you stumble at mere believability, what are you living for?  Isn't love hard to believe?
Don't you bully me with your politeness!  Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist.  God is hard to believe, ask any believer.  What is your problem with hard to believe?"


"All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways."


"Humiliation?  Death?  I couldn't imagine Lord Krishna consenting to be stripped naked, whipped, mocked, dragged through the streets and, to top it all off, crucified - and at the hands of mere humans, to boot.  I'd never heard of a Hindu god dying. ... Why would God wish that upon Himself?  Why not leave death to mere mortals?  Why make dirty what is beautiful, spoil what is perfect?"