...except for me and my monkey! "Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see." -Rene Magritte

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Observation

The only drawback to dating an intellectual is that when you're writing an email and you've got Weber's The Sociology of Religion balanced on your lap and Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students propped open with your elbow and you're quoting both (and bringing in Durkheim and Eliade, no less) and trying to construct an argument about Bloom's misunderstanding of the sui generis nature of religion and his oversimplification of the Weberian theory about The Prophet, you might feel slightly like you're back in your Methods in the Study of Religion class.

Unless, of course, you loved your Methods in the Study of Religion class. Then it's not so much a drawback, as a huge plus.