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

Walt Whitman wrote: “I think I could turn to live with animals. They are so placid, so self contained. I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition; They do not lay awake in the dark and weep for their sins; They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God. Not one is dissatisfied; not one is demented with the mania of owning things; not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago; not one is respectable, or unhappy over the whole earth.” (I Think I Could Turn And Live With Animals…)

What parts of that quote would you challenge?

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Posted by on August 26, 2020 in Calvin & Hobbes


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