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Christians, Jews, Muslims, oh my.
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rm



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Learning to stalk muskrats took me several years...I had read in several respectable sources that muskrats are so wary they are almost impossible to observe...One hot evening three years ago, I was standing more or less in a bush. I was stock-still, looking deep into Tinker Creek from a spot on the bank opposite the house, watching a group of blue-gills stare and hang motionless near the bottom of a deep, sunlit pool. I was focused for depth. I had long since lost myself, lost the creek, lost everything but still amber depth. All at once, I couldn't see. And then I could: a young muskrat had appeared on top of the water, floating on its back. Its forelegs were folded langorously across the chest; then sun shone on its upturned belly. Its youthfulness and rodent grin...made it an enchanting picture of decadence, dissipation, and summer sloth...But in my surprise at having the light come on so suddenly, and at having my consciousness returned to me all at once and bearing an inverted muskrat, I must have...moved and betrayed myself. The kit...righted itself so that only its head was visible above the water, and swam downstream, away from me." - annie dillard
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rm wrote:
"Learning to stalk muskrats took me several years...I had read in several respectable sources that muskrats are so wary they are almost impossible to observe...One hot evening three years ago, I was standing more or less in a bush. I was stock-still, looking deep into Tinker Creek from a spot on the bank opposite the house, watching a group of blue-gills stare and hang motionless near the bottom of a deep, sunlit pool. I was focused for depth. I had long since lost myself, lost the creek, lost everything but still amber depth. All at once, I couldn't see. And then I could: a young muskrat had appeared on top of the water, floating on its back. Its forelegs were folded langorously across the chest; then sun shone on its upturned belly. Its youthfulness and rodent grin...made it an enchanting picture of decadence, dissipation, and summer sloth...But in my surprise at having the light come on so suddenly, and at having my consciousness returned to me all at once and bearing an inverted muskrat, I must have...moved and betrayed myself. The kit...righted itself so that only its head was visible above the water, and swam downstream, away from me." - annie dillard


This is relavent how?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is an allegory.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DavidsonX wrote:
This is relavent how?

It's relevant to the topic of the thread.

Dro wrote:
It is an allegory.

Just like the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i thought allegories lived in the swamps down south.

i'm pretty sure they eat muskrats....
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
i thought allegories lived in the swamps down south.

And now that they're no longer endangered you can make them into delicious jerky.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dro wrote:
It is an allegory.


correct. it is an allegory on the inherent pleasure and ultimate fruitlessness of searching for god.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT! THAT SETTLES IT! NOW LETS BUTTSEXX!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have long thought god could be found in the ass. many a girl has endured an evening of me rooting around in her posterior for a glimpse of the divine.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do scream: "OH GOD! OH GOD!"...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
mouse wrote:
i thought allegories lived in the swamps down south.

And now that they're no longer endangered you can make them into delicious jerky.


They are indeed tasty. I wait a whole year to get some deep fried...

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