From Poor QT’s Almanack

On this day 110 years ago Peter De Vries was born, and if you want to know why this writer is worth reading, consider:
“Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, ‘What’s in it for me?’ ”
Which isn’t to mention:
+ “The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums.”
+ “A hundred years ago Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter was given an A for adultery. Today she would rate no better than a C-plus.”
+ “Human nature is pretty shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection.”
+ “It is final proof of God’s omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.”
A De Vries novel to start with is The Vale of Laughter.
You can work your way up to The Blood of the Lamb.

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Biblical proportions in the news

News Headline: “End of the world: Book of Revelation ‘prophesied coronavirus stopping Christian Sabbath.’ ”
We should always pay attention to Revelation, which  prophesied:
‘And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. . . .”
Donald Trump has entered his 38th month in office, for those keeping track.

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