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#34969 - 07/08/01 02:40 AM
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#34970 - 07/08/01 01:24 PM Re: Shelley
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Dear Max: I took a look at Shelley's bio in encyclopedia. He was expelled from Oxford at the end of one year because of a publication "The Necessity of Atheism". I wonder how the ideas so shocking then would sound today

P.S. Does his middle name "Bysshe" rhyme with "fish"?.

#34971 - 07/08/01 02:05 PM Re: Shelley
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I wonder how the ideas so shocking then would sound today

Well, in the US at least, religion is stronger than ever. Bush the Elder even said that atheists were inherently un-American (even though many of the founders were more or less atheists.)

I think Bysshe is pronounced with a long "i" sound.

#34972 - 07/08/01 02:34 PM Re: Shelley
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Since my definition of 'American', the one the founding fathers attempted to protect, has nothing to do with religion (in theory), atheists being un-American is more or less BS.

The only reason religion is more widespread (not "stronger" as you may suggest) is the increase in folks and peoples who claim to be religious... not actually understand or follow the doctorines to which they have defaulted.

Thanks for the poem Max... I feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

#34973 - 07/08/01 03:13 PM Re: Shelley
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Dear musick: better to be warm on the inside;, but fuzzy on the outside.

#34974 - 07/08/01 09:22 PM Re: Shelley
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A favorite P.B. Shelley quote: "I fall upon the thorns of life, I bleed!"

#34975 - 07/09/01 10:47 AM Re: Shelley
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"To every man conscience is a God."

#34976 - 07/09/01 11:02 AM Re: Shelley
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"To every man conscience is a God."

Not every man has a conscience, or if he has one heeds it.

#34977 - 07/09/01 11:06 AM Re: Shelley
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Personally, I prefer his wife's writings ...

The idiot also known as Capfka ...

#34978 - 07/09/01 12:05 PM Re: Shelley
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