The River

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Joe Bageant's letters

The latest, in response to his essay Ghosts of Tim Leary and Hunter Thompson, is a gem:

You could actually see the connection to everything, and you could sense the divinity, the connection, the intelligence and the beauty of it all. The pattern in an Oriental rug was like a roadmap to a mental place that actually existed. Like a Bible that had no need of words.

That seems to be what is missing in the frantic and futile efforts of today's Bible thumpers to experience God through the words of their concordias and scriptures. Sad, really. Spirit seems sort of like sex to me. You can read about an orgasm, but unless you have one, you just don't get it.


Related: The Hippies Were Right! by Mark Morford.

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