Tuesday, June 21, 2011


"But as to religion, I never read the Gospels and never shall. I'm sure they enlighten you, but I prefer them to remain mysterious. …….I've always been drawn to a phrase used by the French peasants: 'Praise the God of all, drink the wine, and let the world be the world.'"

An aging Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk in the last episode of the Tudors.

I didn't fall off the face of the earth I just discovered the Tudors DVD's. So it's off the shamans for a bit and back to English history for a bit.

Maybe it would be a more peaceful world if we could just praise God (leaving a bit of wiggle room for defining God), enjoy the wine and let the world take care of itself (doing as little damage for our part as possible.) After all the world has been taking care of itself for a very long time.


Lisa :-] said...

...despite the persistent concentrated efforts of the human race to persuade it to do otherwise. :(

JACKIE said...

I'm getting a kick out of comments on the failing levees on the Missouri. The real individual liberty nuts want to privatize what the Army Corps of Engineers does. You can solve everything by privatizing it. First thing I thought of was BP and Enron and the leaking pipes at the nuclear power plants............yeah, privatizing the levees will really improve things. NOT!