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The New Catalog of Sins

Thanks to Ken for passing along this very amusing essay by Stanley Fish in which he catalogs all of the near occasions of sin against the environment he cannot seem to avoid and the reasons, therefore, he is obviously going to go to hell. He should be a Catholic. If he were, it sounds like the time he’s spending doing penance with that wife of his might buy him time out of purgatory.

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I'm sure there are Plenary Indulgences to be had.

Dan, I think they are called "carbon credits."

Indeed they are. And remittances can be had that are both "Partial" and "Plenary."

The parallels to existing religious practice are more than eerie. The secular types love to crow how worldly they are, how sophisticated; and there they are out there throwing themselves body and soul into the latest fashions du jour. What a bunch of Rubes!

Get a load of the comments on that piece.

I am especially amused by comment #14. Is that closing a threat against Prof. Fish? And can you imagine what you might feel as the parent of such a person? Notice his contempt for everyone but himself.

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