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mopaul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 07:20 AM
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JFK, Aldous Huxley, & C.S. Lewis all died on the same day
Edited on Sun Jan-15-06 07:21 AM by mopaul
where did i get this amazing fact? from jerry fucking falwell while surfing today.

i didn't hang around for his sermon, this is the only part i caught, and i can't watch the fat pig for long, but it is an interesting fact, if it's true.

aldous huxley wrote 'brave new world' a real depressing look into our future, and if i'm not mistaken he wrote 'the doors of perception' about the mystic world of mescaline and hallucinagenics which he did often to learn about the human mind.

and c.s. lewis wrote 'the lion, the witch and the wardrobe' or 'the chronicles of narnia' which is a hit movie this year, and supposedly has heavy christian overtones.

please correct me if i'm mistaken. just wanted to share this strange little factoid that i got from the good fat reverend jerry.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 07:27 AM
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1. I didn't know about the third one, C.S. Lewis. I was aware that Aldous
died the same day as JFK.

The bloodthirsty rightwing "Christians'" adoption of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" would have appalled C.S. Lewis.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 07:29 AM
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2. Well if I ever get to a place
where I want to opt for an assisted suicide, I'll try to make sure it's on that day.

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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 07:33 AM
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3. Huxley was a conservative, Brave new World was aimed at USSR
I trully wonder what would he say of W, were he alive today.
The subject is relevant, considering that Ray Bradbury's farenheit 451 was also an attack on the Russians. He stayed a freeper for the longest time - but I know he wanted W defeated in the last election (you'd think a visionary of doom like him would have figured out the "election" thingy)
I found it interesting the fascination these zealots have with death (other people's)
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 10:50 AM
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4. Huxley may have been a conservative . . .
. . . but he was also an explorer of consciousness and enlightenment. Not only did he write Doors of Perception (from which The Doors got their name) but as he was dying, he was given a good large dose of LSD to help him through.

Certainly not anything like a modern day neo-con.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-15-06 11:00 AM
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5. CS Lewis was a master of Christian apologetics
I read a lot of his stuff when I was in college, but I've never read "Narnia" or "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe". His books stick with me still. "The Screwtape Letters", "Mere Christianity" and "The Problem of Pain" are wonderful books, and should be on the recommended reading lists for all the churched folk...

Julie
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