The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Reading)

18 Aug

How’s your attitude toward reading, if you don’t mind my asking? It is so much easier to let the blue light of the TV wash over us, stealing away our minutes and hours and . . . lives.  I’m not anti-entertainment, and I do think there’s a lot of enjoyment in reading. Most of us are not in danger of the following classic librarian’s curse:

For him that stealeth a Book from this Library, let it change into a serpent in his hand and rend him. Let him be struck with Palsy, and all his Members blasted. Let him languish in Pain crying aloud for Mercy and let there be no surcease to his Agony till he sink in Dissolution. Let Bookworms gnaw his Entrails in token of the Worm that dieth not, and when at last he goeth to his final Punishment, let the flames of Hell consume him for ever and aye.

— Curse Against Book Stealers

Monastery of San Pedro, Barcelona

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