Wednesday, January 28, 2009

January 28: Man's Wings (Vol. 7, pp. 242-249)

If Dante wasn't bad enough, here comes a selection from Thomas à Kempis' "The Imitation of Christ," and his statement that "a pure heart seeth the very depths of heaven and hell." This assumes one believes in the existence of these places as well as the rest of the mumbo-jumbo of organized religion. Atheists, agnostics and freethinkers are not welcome in the world of the Harvard Classics.

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