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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #585 on: June 18, 2008, 08:16:09 am »
Reading "Unholy Spirits" by Gary North at the suggestion of Cain. I dove into it knowing absolutely nothing about Mr. North and his crazy beliefs.  This thing is like a massive trainwreck.  I'm only on page 26 and I've already busted 3 Irony Meters. 

His overall thesis so far seems to be: the damned-dirty hippies (especially The Beatles) are to blame for the rise of both occultism and humanism in the United States, the occultism has started to corrupt our universities and is harming science and OUR VERY WAY OF LIFE!!!, the best way to save Western Civilization is to reject occultism and go back to the old mythology of Christianity. 

I don't think that there is any way I'll be able to finish this thing because the amount of horrormirth has been overwhelming so far.  Damn you, Cain!!!   :argh!:

This book sounds ridiculous. I think I want to read it!

Ok, but don't say I didn't warn you:

http://www.entrewave.com/freebooks/docs/21ea_47e.htm
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #586 on: June 21, 2008, 05:23:33 pm »
I saved a copy for later perusal, it cant be as insufferable as The Politics at Gods Funeral, or can it?

 
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #587 on: June 22, 2008, 03:55:52 pm »
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #588 on: June 22, 2008, 04:35:31 pm »
Reading "Unholy Spirits" by Gary North at the suggestion of Cain. I dove into it knowing absolutely nothing about Mr. North and his crazy beliefs.  This thing is like a massive trainwreck.  I'm only on page 26 and I've already busted 3 Irony Meters. 

His overall thesis so far seems to be: the damned-dirty hippies (especially The Beatles) are to blame for the rise of both occultism and humanism in the United States, the occultism has started to corrupt our universities and is harming science and OUR VERY WAY OF LIFE!!!, the best way to save Western Civilization is to reject occultism and go back to the old mythology of Christianity. 

I don't think that there is any way I'll be able to finish this thing because the amount of horrormirth has been overwhelming so far.  Damn you, Cain!!!   :argh!:

This book sounds ridiculous. I think I want to read it!

Ok, but don't say I didn't warn you:

http://www.entrewave.com/freebooks/docs/21ea_47e.htm

STFU, Gary North is teh awesome.

He goes on about psychics and Carlos Castenada and stuff later on in the book too.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #589 on: June 23, 2008, 08:18:30 pm »
Now reading The Eternal Hermes by Antoine Faivre.  Between this and Trickster Makes the World, I am fairly convinced that Hermes is a viable Discordian deity in his own right.  Possibly more on that later.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #590 on: June 25, 2008, 10:47:04 am »
The Illuminatus! Trilogy, at page 296.
Any other good books from these/this guys/guy?

(beyond good and evil, is still on pause. i'll have to start it again)
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #591 on: June 25, 2008, 03:40:29 pm »
Now reading The Eternal Hermes by Antoine Faivre.  Between this and Trickster Makes the World, I am fairly convinced that Hermes is a viable Discordian deity in his own right.  Possibly more on that later.

That's the second Hermes in five minutes. Hm.

Now reading Modest_Witness@Second_Millenium by Haraway.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #592 on: June 29, 2008, 03:42:49 am »
The Religious Case Against Belief by James P. Carse

Very interesting; so far I'm pretty captivated by his arguments about the nature of belief systems. I highly recommend it.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #593 on: June 29, 2008, 07:22:10 am »
"Breaking the Spell" Daniel Dennett.  Basically about the memetics of religion.  Pretty interesting so far.

I'm still trying to finish "Chaos: Making a New Science".  It's a hard subject to get your head wrapped around though.

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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #594 on: July 13, 2008, 05:11:44 pm »
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #595 on: July 15, 2008, 03:58:20 am »
"Veronika Decides to Die" by Coelho. So far so good.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #596 on: July 17, 2008, 12:52:12 pm »
I started reading the Illuminatus! Trilogy & while I like certain parts, some of it is starting to annoy me.  I'm taking a break to re-read the chapter about the Mind's Eye in How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #597 on: July 17, 2008, 03:00:03 pm »
I started reading the Illuminatus! Trilogy & while I like certain parts, some of it is starting to annoy me. 
The first time I read it I was so irritated I tossed it to a friend and said "You have to wade through 700 pages of dreck to get to one good joke about how Catholics earned Bingo"... since then I have revised some of my opinion.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #598 on: July 17, 2008, 06:52:20 pm »
I started reading the Illuminatus! Trilogy & while I like certain parts, some of it is starting to annoy me.  I'm taking a break to re-read the chapter about the Mind's Eye in How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker

I skip parts now, if I pick it up again, but I really loved it the first time I read it.  It touched on so many things I was interested in.  I guess that helped, for me.
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Re: Unofficial What are you Reading Thread?
« Reply #599 on: July 17, 2008, 08:40:15 pm »
I'm reading The Pirate's Dilemma by Matt Mason, and A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (Fire and Ice series, apparently an amazing series of books according to most of my friends).

I'm doing a review of The Pirate's Dilemma for Liberal Conspiracy, so once I've done it, I'll add it here as well.