Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The highest form of knowledge is inversely related to its certainty

I did not expect the book about Maimonides (Rambam) would be so important to read ...

"The more we become concerned with the extremaly abstract being and existence, let alone G-d, the less certain is our knowledge."

Somehow the book remainds me that we can speak about G-d only through negation - of what he is not, not - what he is ....

The truth so often forgotten...

What is however unbelivable - how it could happen that someone in XII century would get to such thoughts, far deeper than tens of philosophers yet to come.....

If one wants to read the interview with the author its here.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

More questions - No answers

I finished "The Castle in the Forest" ... It is incredibile book. Norman Mailer is a master of revelations. What he reveled in this book is the truly demonic character of Hitler. And it is not
for the book's narrator is devil... That were Hitler’s family relations - they were already demonic.
But - I must say - the book raises more questions than gives answers.

Let us think about the end of the last chapter - seven:
"Mother's love must be a sweetest honey - indeed we are there to enjoy it as well"

In some parabolic or maybe, alegoric sense, the books explains how the childhood may bring the evil into our life.

One thread in the book, that I do not understand is the devil's plot in Car's Russia.

Maybe I have gut feeling about the connection, but nothing I could think of, nor to write in this blog ...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Devil's child ...

That's the book I did not anticipated to be what it is .... I even do not remember why and how I started to read it .... "The Castle in the Forest" by Norman Mailer.
The book about the Evil and how it is planted in humans in history. No wonder that Mailer takes Hitler's young life to show us the role of Evil personified. Great book, if it was not great, you would not like its almost childish narration of D.T. - devil himself. But it is just great.
No question about the choice of narration.
I'm now in a mid of it. Let me come back to it later....

Love Wife reminiscence

I finished "Love Wife" couple of weeks ago. It was just great book, the longer you go with Carnegie and Blondie the more you get....
Strongly advisable ....