Monday, August 07, 2006

Straight With Chaser








I am currently watching the wonderous first episode of the new season of VH1's "Flavor of Love". As if to offset my guilt at wasting my youth like every other young person whilst spending an hour of my life watching a emormous clock wearing 47 year old former drug addict buffoon make out with nubile semi-retarded attention seeking whores, I am also listening to Rostapovich and Peter Serkin play Brahms' sophic Cello Sonatas and reading some Goethe. The belief in my own failure as a bright, young inspiring intellectual (as opposed to the pompous and destructively skeptical/self-deprecating young dilettante who acts smart you see before you) is particularly in manifest tonight, as my joy in Brahms' and Goethe's genius is sorely outmatched by watching the Public Enemy hypeman react to one of the contestants defecating on the floor of the show's garrish mansion setting.

3 Comments:

Blogger M. Keiser said...

Recently i thought of you, mr. patrick i've never met, while reading the first chapter of CS Lewis' famed "mere christianity"

"read the first chapter, it'll destroy all those atheist arguments" ....thats what several have written

i couldnt believe my eyes, the first chapter was filled with such illogic and poor argumentation (skillful writing, no doubt) but logical errors that any one with an ounce of training in philosophy should have been seeing red flags.

and this made me think of you. Im tempted to post my rant on why the logic doesnt work but i figure thats a waste of time. He basically just says "human moral uniqueness = the proof for the existence of god" and when anyone reduces the argument to this basic level the errors become clear.

besides, if moral fairness is unique and therefore godly (because we can go farther and say uniqueness = godliness), then suicide must be godly, as no other species is as consciously suicidal as we are... or murderous and vengeful. I know of no other species that are filled with such passions of revenge as humans, and thats a pan-cultural phenomenon.

SO revenge must also prove the existence of god. :)

I love destroying poor arguments.

10:44 PM  
Blogger M. Keiser said...

pathetically poor arguments, at that.

10:46 PM  
Blogger Daniel Wolf said...

pws -

Don't worry, your VH1 reality show sounds every bit as salacious as Faust II. You're entitled to keep both your intellectual and your street creds.

5:24 AM  

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