Two Things

It’s Tuesday and so I have tue things to share with you (that rockin’ joke is not one of them).

First, I am reading “Adam Bede” by George Eliot for my English class and I like it enough so far, but there was this one moment that I loved. I have to post the whole quote, or it won’t make sense.

“I cannot pretend that Seth and Dinah were anything else than Methodists—not indeed of that modern type which reads quarterly reviews and attends in chapels with pillared porticoes, but of a very old–fashioned kind. They believed in present miracles, in instantaneous conversions, in revelations by dreams and visions; they drew lots, and sought for Divine guidance by opening the Bible at hazard; having a literal way of interpreting the Scriptures, which is not at all sanctioned by approved commentators; and it is impossible for me to represent their diction as correct, or their instruction as liberal. Still— if I have read religious history aright—faith, hope, and charity have not always been found in a direct ratio with a sensibility to the three concords, and it is possible—thank Heaven!—to have very erroneous theories and very sublime feelings. The raw bacon which clumsy Molly spares from her own scanty store that she may carry it to her neighbour’s child to “stop the fits,” may be a piteously inefficacious remedy; but the generous stirring of neighbourly kindness that prompted the deed has a beneficent radiation that is not lost.”

I like this. The narrator’s like, these old school Methodists are clueless, but their hearts are in the right place, they’re not hurting anyone, and they just want to make people happier. Totally rebellious to think like the narrator at that point in history.

SECOND THING! Little bit of John Green wisdom from his latest Vlogbrothers video. No introduction. Just watch because he’s such a cool dude!

See ya later skater


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