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  • TrudgingTheRoad shared from We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel by Karen Joy Fowler
    “‘Do unto others’ is an unnatural, inhuman behavior. You can understand why so many churches and churchgoers say it but so few achieve it. It goes against something fundamental in our natures. And this, then, is the human tragedy—that the common humanity we share is fundamentally based on the denial of a common shared humanity.”
  • TrudgingTheRoad shared from We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves: A Novel by Karen Joy Fowler
    Instead he’d become a secret drinker. It kept Mom on high alert and I worried sometimes that their marriage had become the sort Inspector Javert might have had with Jean Valjean.
  • TrudgingTheRoad shared from The Yiddish Policemen's Union (P.S.) by Michael Chabon
    Landsman has been told, by the same loose confederacy of physicians, psychologists, and his former spouse, that alcohol will kill his gift for recollection, but so far, to his regret, this claim has proved false. His vision of the past remains unimpaired.
  • TrudgingTheRoad shared from Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris
    Spirituality remains the great hole in secularism, humanism, rationalism, atheism, and all the other defensive postures that reasonable men and women strike in the presence of unreasonable faith. People on both sides of this divide imagine that visionary experience has no place within the context of science—apart from the corridors of a mental hospital. Until we can talk about spirituality in rational terms—acknowledging the validity of self-transcendence—our world will remain shattered by dogmatism.
  • TrudgingTheRoad shared from Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris
    This is a remarkable fact about the human mind. We are capable of astonishing feats of understanding and creativity. We can endure almost any torment. But it is not within our power to simply stop talking to ourselves, whatever the stakes.
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