Friday, December 26, 2008

Men are so Amusing: Ink Scrawl Nugget 21

Men are so amusing. Show them a pack of wolves, dominated by the males, and they will say, See? It is natural for men to rule.

Fine. But produce a beehive, controlled by the queen, with males used for menial labor, and they protest, Human beings are not insects.

Yes, well.

—From The Flood by David Maine
Wouldn't you agree?

I received The Flood by David Maine — a 'retelling' of the story of Noah (or Noe, as he is called in this book) and the ark — as a gift for my birthday this year. After which it joined my 'to-be-read' pile of books while I worked my way through some of the other books in the pile. I took it off my pile of unread books only recently and realized that I should have dipped into it much earlier. From what I have read, it ain't exactly earth-shattering or a 'great' but it is a delightful read nevertheless — always interesting and sometimes irreverent and interspersed with some deep observations on god, the nature of faith, and relationships.

More Ink Scrawl Nuggets and Aphorisms.

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