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Dec 23, 2008

Gospels of Anarchy

Gospels of Anarchy and Other Contemporary Studies

by Vernon Lee

IN such of us as not merely live, but think and feel what life is and might be, there is enacted an inner drama full of conflicting emotions, long drawn out through the years, and, in many cases, never brought to a conclusion.

It begins with the gradual suspicion, as we pass out of childish tutelage, that the world is not at all the definite, arranged, mechanical thing which the doctrine convenient to our elders and our own optimistic egoism have led us to expect; that the causes and results of actions are by no means so simple as we imagined, and that good and evil are not so distinctly opposed as black and white. We guess, we slowly recognise with difficulty and astonishment, that this well-regulated structure called the universe or life is a sham constructed by human hands; that the reality is a seething whirlpool of forces seemingly blind, mainly disorderly and cruel, and, at the best, utterly indifferent; a chaos of which we recognise, with humiliation turning into cynicism, that our poor self is but a part and a sample.

Thus we feel. But if we feel long enough, and do not get blunted in the process, we are brought gradually, by additional seeing and feeling, to a totally new view of things. The chaos becomes ordered, the void a firmament; and we recognise with joy and pride that the universe has made us, and that we, perceiving it, have made the universe in our turn; and that therefore "in la sua volontade è nostra pace."



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4 Comments:

At 12:47 AM , Blogger †w¦† said...

Hairy Christmirth, Mr Business!
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At 5:31 AM , Blogger Zoro said...

Such an eloquent wish for Christmas and rally around for the New Flag. In da hood blood, safe Indi.

Zob

 
At 10:01 AM , Anonymous Indisguise said...

Sometimes you two make me wish I were Jewish.

 
At 7:58 PM , Anonymous †w¦† said...

You wouldn't last a week.

 

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