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Table Ten: The Graffiti Table

You see a table scribbled with graffiti.  What do you make of it?  What might you add?

 

  • Love life more than its meaning (231).
  • Am I my brother’s keeper? (231.)
  • Seek happiness in sorrow (77.)
  • There is no virtue if there is no immortality (70).
  • A socialist Christian is more dangerous than a socialist atheist (67).
  • I am afraid of my sin (51).
  • A man cannot commit a sin that would exhaust God’s boundless love (52).
  • Above all, do not be ashamed of yourself, for that is the cause of everything (43).
  • Evildoing is the most necessary and most intelligent solution for every godless person  (69).
  • What is hell?  The suffering of being no longer able to love (322).
  • I’m not a scoundrel, I’m broad natured (135).
  • Man is broad, too broad; I would narrow him down (108).

 

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone:  but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.   (John 12:24, also the epigraph; 285; 309).

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