August 16, 2012

RAHQOTD

I had best post this one today, before Ellis Wyatt does.

"The Almighty-God idea came under attack because it explained nothing; it simply pushed all explanations one stage farther away. In the nineteenth century atheistic positivism started displacing the Almighty-God notion in that minority of the population that bathed regularly. Atheism had a limited run, as it, too, explains nothing, being merely Godism turned upside down."

--RAH 'The Cat Who Walked Through Walls' (1985)

Quote of the Day Posted by JohnGalt at August 16, 2012 3:47 PM

A very good point. One of the (many) things that is so satisfying to me about Bill Patterson's RAH biography is that it clarifies that he was not a strict materialist; he believed in some form of mind/spirit surviving after death, and spoke favorably of his wife's Wiccan-type efforts to quiet a ghost in their Hollywood Hills home.

Posted by: Ellis Wyatt at August 16, 2012 7:53 PM | What do you think? [1]