Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Vatican vs. Gertrude Stein (Part XI)

THE VATICAN: Whoever, even unknowingly, circumvents the institution of the family undermines peace in the entire community, national and international, since he weakens what is in effect the primary agency of peace. This point merits special reflection: everything that serves to weaken the family based on the marriage of a man and a woman, everything that directly or indirectly stands in the way of its openness to the responsible acceptance of a new life, everything that obstructs its right to be primarily responsible for the education of its children, constitutes an objective obstacle on the road to peace.

GERTRUDE STEIN: There is no pope.

2 Comments:

Blogger W.B. Keckler said...

Ms. Stein's argument is still (many months into this debate) the more cognent of the two. I suspect she's phoning it in at this point, but why not? Is the non-existent pope in Avignon or the other place? I just want to know where the nullity is not. We should always know where the nullity is not. Hi Shimmy! The secret letter i must type below are MUGPWO...wasn't that one of the more evil Gremlins?

4:11 PM  
Blogger Shimmy said...

It's never been a fair playing field between Stein and the Vatican. I predict she'll go undefeated in the ambiguous certainty of the "nothing that is not there and the nothing that is."

1:43 PM  

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