June 28, 2002

The Agnostic's Prayer

I had forgotten about this, but I always liked it very much.


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The late Roger Zelazny was a terrific writer (note that I don't ghettoize him by calling him a terrific SF writer). In one of his books, Creatures of Light and Darkness, he offers the definitive prayer:

Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what Isay, I ask, if it matters, that you be forgiven for anything you may havedone or failed to do which requires forgiveness. Conversely, if notforgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possiblebenefit for which you may be eligible after the destruction of your body, Iask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case maybe, in such a manner as to insure your receiving said benefit. I ask this inmy capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which maynot be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of yourreceiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, andwhich may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen.

Posted by DeLong at June 28, 2002 11:29 AM

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Oh damn I wrote a brilliant comment on this page but I put off imortalizing it on my hard disk. I should get busy re writing it. I hope your web log is not about to get killed because I think I am in love with it.

Posted by: Robert Waldmann on July 5, 2002 04:31 PM

AMEN to that!

Posted by: Robert on July 5, 2002 04:33 PM
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