Good black comedy.
posted on 07/03/2002 9:26:06 PM PDT
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posted on 07/03/2002 9:26:40 PM PDT
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How well known is she? Southern writers have such a following I'm surprised no one has told me about her until this post.
posted on 07/03/2002 9:38:18 PM PDT
"'Jesus was the only One that ever raised the dead,' The Misfit continued, 'and He shouldn't have done it. He thown everything off balance. If He did what He said, then it's nothing for you to do but thow away everything and follow Him, and if He didn't, then it's nothing for you to do but enjoy the few minutes you got left the best way you can - by killing somebody or burning down his house or doing some other meanness to him. No pleasure but meanness,' he said and his voice had become almost a snarl."
posted on 07/04/2002 6:10:21 AM PDT
Excellent post, BTTT.
posted on 07/04/2002 6:54:52 PM PDT
Well, I've never liked Flannery O'Conner. I thought she was a creepy woman who wallowed in mental illness and buzzed over sores like a fly. She's the perfect example of what Catholicism will do to a potentially logical mind, and her thesis (which seems to give the false choice that there is either God or apathy) is just an example of the limitations placed on the mind by religion. There is an objective truth, and it has to do with the physical world. People who cannot accept that end up either emeshed in religion as a self-protective device, or flailing against it because they hate what they perceive to be the only alternative. It's pretty tragic.
I have found O'Conner to be hilarious. When Mr. Head sees the artificial nigger his response is laugh-out-loud funny. Simultaneously,it is tragically sad. That is when I realized O'Conner should be someone visited more often.
posted on 07/05/2002 7:24:54 PM PDT
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