Saturday, February 06, 2016

Bringing a rubber chicken to a gunfight: Slagle on Dennett


Oh I can hear the response coming: 

Until Dennett has trained in the shops of Paris and Milan, until he has learned to tell the difference between a ruffled flounce and a puffy pantaloon, we should all pretend he has not spoken out against the Emperor’s taste.


1 comment:

B. Prokop said...

I'm a bit impatient for Lent to begin this year, so I intend to make this my last comment until Easter. For those of you who don't know or who have forgotten, I make it a practice of swearing off the internet each Lent - from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday. I find it clears the head and focuses one's brain on what's truly important. I find my attention span also increases dramatically over the 40 days "internet fast". Somebody ought to do a study on how the internet is destroying our ability to think clearly.

Anyway, I have several reading projects I intend to tackle over the next 40 days. One is a read-through of the only book in the Bible I have never successfully finished - Ezekiel. I've found a new (to me, that is) translation by Roland Knox that so far actually seems eminently readable. Another is a brand new book by Brant Pitre, The Case for Jesus, the Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ. I read another of his books a couple of years ago, and found him both engaging and insightful. A third is The Apostasy that Wasn't, The Extraordinary Story of the Unbreakable Early Church. It's a sort of sequel to his truly magnificent Four Witnesses, an account of the world of the Early Church Fathers. And lastly, I intend to finish a book I've been reading at irregular intervals for some months now - Trust, In Saint Faustina's Footsteps (Ufam. Śladami Siostry Faustyny), by Grzegorz Górny and Janusz Rosikoń.

See you all on the other side of Lent!

Jezu ufam tobie!