Er.... What's religion?
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From: "Ken Armstrong" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, April 14, 2014 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: The opening lines of 'The Waste Land' via-a-vis Easter
> On Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:54:40 -0400, Chanan Mittal <[log in to unmask]>
>>> The immediate specific justification of a Christian context to the
>>> passage is the passage which immediately follows, saturated with
>>> allusions to Ezekiel et al.
>> Sorry, but despite the allusions my reading of that section doesn't
>> Rick Parker
> Maybe you could define "contain"? Tom Jefferson read the Bible without
> religion by the exigency of excising the religious terminology. Effective
> for him perhaps, but no one of any persuasion could reasonably call the
> end result "The Bible." I assume you're not editing out the parts of TWL
> that have religious weight and which its author, presumably, put in for
> that reason. Or is this related to that anticipated retirement project you
> mentioned earlier?
> For my part, I've decided to write a bar song -- or maybe it's just a
> retirement song -- about the TWL to the tune of The Bowery. So far, I've
> got the refrain down pat.
> Ken A
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