"But it indicates how not only St. Augustine but many of the other Church Fathers bent over backward to bring Greek and Jewish thought together. In a sense they were of two cultures. Augustine ethereum wallet south africaalso inclined to Neoplatonism in his view of evil. He believed, like Plotinus, that evil is the 'absence of God.' Evil has no independent existence, it is something that is not, for God's creation is in fact only good. Evil comes from mankind's disobedience, Augustine believed. Or, in his own words, 'The good will is God's work; the evil will is the falling away from God's work.' "
"And in Macbeth, he says:bitcoin kurs widerstandLife's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more; it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing."
"How very pessimistic.""He was preoccupied with the brevity of life. You must have heard Shakespeare's most famous line?""To be or not to be--that is the question.""Yes, spoken by Hamlet. One day we are walking around on the earth--and the next day we are dead and gone.""Thanks, I got the message."
"When they were not comparing life to a stage, the Baroque poets were comparing life to a dream. Shakespeare says, for example: We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep...""That was very poetic."Gouges, Marie Olympe (1748-1793), Fr. author, played a prominent role during the French Revolution with numerous brochures on social questions and several plays. One of the few during the Revolution who campaigned for human rights to apply to women. In 1791 published "Declaration on the Rights of Women." Beheaded in 1793 for daring to defend Louis XVI and oppose Robespierre. (Lit: L. Lacour, "Les Origines du feminisme contem-porain," 1900)
Kant...the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me...It was close to midnight before Major Albert Knag called home to wish Hilde a happy birthday. Hilde's mother answered the telephone."It's for you, Hilde."
"Are you crazy? It's nearly midnight!""I just wanted to say Happy Birthday ...""You've been doing that all day.""... but I didn't want to call before the day was over."
"Why?""Didn't you get my present?""Yes, I did. Thank you very much.""I can't wait to hear what you think of it."
"It's terrific. I have hardly eaten all day, it's so exciting.""I have to know how far you've gotten."
"They just went inside the major's cabin because you started teasing them with a sea serpent.""The Enlightenment."
"And Olympe de Gouges.""So I didn't get it completely wrong.""Wrong in what way?""I think there's one more birthday greeting to come. But that one is set to music.""I'd better read a little more before I go to sleep.""You haven't given up, then?"
"I've learned more in this one day than ever before. I can hardly believe that it's less than twenty-four hours since Sophie got home from school and found the first envelope.""It's strange how little time it takes to read."
"But I can't help feeling sorry for her.""For Mom?"
"No, for Sophie, of course.""Why?"
"The poor girl is totally confused.""But she's only ...""You were going to say she's only made up.""Yes, something like that."
"I think Sophie and Alberto really exist.""We'll talk more about it when I get home."
"Okay.""Have a nice day."
"What?""I mean good night."
"Good night."When Hilde went to bed half an hour later it was still so light that she could see the garden and the little bay. It never got really dark at this time of the year.She played with the idea that she was inside a picture hanging on the wall of the little cabin in the woods. She wondered if one could look out of the picture into what surrounded it.Before she fell asleep, she read a few more pages in the big ring binder.
Sophie put the letter from Hilde's father back on the mantel."What he says about the UN is not unimportant," said Alberto, "but I don't like him interfering in my presentation."
"I don't think you should worry too much about that." "Nevertheless, from now on I intend to ignore all extraordinary phenomena such as sea serpents and the like. Let's sit here by the window while I tell you about Kant."Sophie noticed a pair of glasses lying on a small table between two armchairs. She also noticed that the lenses were red.
Maybe they were strong sunglasses . . ."It's almost two o'clock," she said. "I have to be home before five. Mom has probably made plans for my birthday."