Posted by: cassymuronaka | March 2, 2011

Then ask him to lighten up a little this week

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Hacienda Heights, CA

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  1. That’s a conversation starter. I’m reminded of this passage in Catch-22 —

    “Don’t tell me God works in mysterious ways,” Yossarian continued, hurtling on over her objection. “There’s nothing so mysterious about it. He’s not working at all. He’s playing. Or else He’s forgotten all about us. That’s the kind of God you people talk about – a country bumpkin, a clumsy, bungling, brainless, conceited, uncouth hayseed. Good God, how much reverence can you have for a Supreme Being who finds it necessary to include such phenomena as phlegm and tooth decay in His divine system of creation? What in the world was running through that warped, evil, scatological mind of His when He robbed old people of the power to control their bowel movements? Why in the world did He ever create pain?”
    “Pain?” Lieutenant Scheisskopf’s wife pounced upon the word victoriously. “Pain is a useful symptom. Pain is a warning to us of bodily dangers.”
    “And who created the dangers?” Yossarian demanded … “Why couldn’t He have used a doorbell instead to notify us?”

    • I think that passage affected my view of life at a very early age.

  2. Amen.

  3. Agreed–Catch-22 was, like the Glass family stories, critically important to my world view. “I pray to a god that I don’t believe in” to bless Salinger and Heller!


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