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The purpose, of course, is not to offend, but to provoke the naive, the dogmatic, and the ideologically bullheaded to at least examine, in good faith, those assumptions which serve, wittingly or not, as the axioms of their worldview.

When at a banquet where the guests have already gorged themselves, someone is intent on having more courses served and someone else on having an emetic ready, it is certainly true that only the former has understood what the guests demand, but I wonder if the latter might not also claim to have considered what they might require.

– “Johannes Climacus”



Written by Ex Machina

January 7, 2011 at 10:25 pm

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