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Carrol

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> From: T. S. Eliot Discussion forum. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf
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> Materer, Timothy J.
> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2012 9:12 AM
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> Subject: Re: E's Religion: reply to P
> 
> Concerning passages below, there is nothing pragmatic in this first, late
passage.
> He's a long way from his Harvard years. On the other hand, a faith that
operates
> only by waiting for some kind of confirmation is not incompatible with
pragmatism.
> Concerning the second, I think it's a case of logic taking us to an aporia
that only
> faith can resolve.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 	Kirsch needs to study Eliot a bit more.
> 
> 	"I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
> 	For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
> 	For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
> 	But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
> 	Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
> 	So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing."
> 
> 	That is the thought of a pragmatist?
> 
> 
> 
> 		I would say there a stunning absence of any idea of the roll
of faith in
> all this, as if logic alone is the determining factor. What a person
thinks and what
> a person accepts on faith are different things.
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>