Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Vonnegut Quote

"O Lord Most High, Creator of the Cosmos,
Spinner of Galaxies, Soul of Electromagnetic
Waves, Inhaler and Exhaler of Inconceivable
Volumes of Vacuum, Spitter of Fire and Rock,
Trifler with Millennia-what could we do for
Thee that Thou couldst not do for Thyself one
octillion times better? Nothing. What could we
do or say that could possibly interest Thee?
Nothing. Oh, Mankind, rejoice in the apathy of
our Creator, for it makes us free and truthful and
dignified at last. No longer can a fool like
Malachi Constant point to a ridiculous accident
of good luck and say, 'Somebody up there likes
me.' And no longer can a tyrant say, 'God wants
this or that to happen, and anybody who doesn't
help this or that to happen is against God.' O
Lord Most High, what a glorious weapon is Thy
Apathy, for we have unsheathed it, have thrust
and slashed mightily with it, and the claptrap that
has so often enslaved us or driven us into the
madhouse lies slain!"

-Kurt Vonnegut The Sirens of Titan

ood stuff...

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