Sep 27, 2006
Criminologists have a theory, the broken window theory, that says if somebody doesn't fix the broken windows in the world then other people are going to decide that nothing matters, no one cares, and will do worse things than break windows.
Martin Luther had a theory, the theoscatophilia theory, that says that humans are the shit of God, but that God offered that shit redemption by identifying with it, by loving humans in their excramental identity.
I tend to think of those two theories together.
"Childhood is a tricky business. Usually, something goes wrong."
- Maurice Sendack
"He knew only that the child was his warrant. He said: if he is not the word of God God never spoke.”
- Cormac McCarthy
"They ought to make it a binding clause that if you find God, you get to keep him."
- Philip K. Dick
"My friend had found them at a rally against the Iraq war, a big stack of near-complete print runs for sale to anyone who cared to remember that everything they were saying now had been said before."
- Jeff Sharlet
By Daniel Silliman at 5:24 AM