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This is good food for thought, will we ever know the true meaning of life

posted by Mystereo on September 30, 2010 at 10:59 AM | link to this | reply

Shobana
Inquisitiveness of the readers and their appreciation makes a contributor's effort worth its while. So very many thanks for the support and encouragement.

posted by anibanerjee on September 1, 2009 at 7:11 AM | link to this | reply

sam
In one way, I think pessimism, contained, is helpful. On the other, the approach can be most constructively employed even in faith in religious beliefs. Thank you so much.

posted by anibanerjee on September 1, 2009 at 7:09 AM | link to this | reply

Abanerjee - I have not read The Plague but from what you write..it makes an interesting read. Concept of God and thoughts of Christians of old (any denomination) always makes me inquisitive.

posted by shobana on August 31, 2009 at 7:48 PM | link to this | reply

I have a tough time with the pessimistic attitude! sam

posted by sam444 on August 31, 2009 at 10:33 AM | link to this | reply

Wiley John
 You are so kind, sir. I'll visit you soon.

posted by anibanerjee on August 31, 2009 at 9:39 AM | link to this | reply

BC-A
Yes Bill, this summarization is required as a basis to the extension of ideas that we'll talk of in the future. And I didn't know that Camus was anti C.S. Lewis. They were contemporaries? Thanx so much for the input.

posted by anibanerjee on August 31, 2009 at 9:36 AM | link to this | reply

abanerjee
Thanks for the review of The Plague and welcome to Blogit.....

posted by WileyJohn on August 31, 2009 at 9:28 AM | link to this | reply

 He’s so negative why bother with any issues at all in this society? Interestingly he’s an anti-C.S. Lewis who’s one of my influences (although he didn’t believe that God’s son Jesus was God). The novel’s anti-utopian. Judged as scifi you summarize it as a psychological political thriller that does make an intriguing read. BC-A, Bill’s Cyberspace  Hotlink

posted by BC-A on August 31, 2009 at 8:54 AM | link to this | reply

Soul
That's the essential distinction Camus brings out, almost as if in the form of commentary, on the priest that surmonizes and desecrates God, and the doctor who dedicates himself to alleviating human misery through service. Here,secularism, to the rejection of religion, seems to so much more altruistic.

posted by anibanerjee on August 31, 2009 at 8:52 AM | link to this | reply

Re: I've read other Camus
Thank you Xeno-x. Am glad you liked the synopsis. Existentialism, I think, is realistic and natural to common human understanding. Spiritualism, on the other hand, is another dimension to man's existence which is rarely ever realized except for the exceptional few. We'll discuss all these as we go along. Many thanx once again

posted by anibanerjee on August 31, 2009 at 8:43 AM | link to this | reply

Very interesting synopsis. The decision to help others rather than look heavenwards was a good move. It never occurred to him that he was providing his hands for God's use!

posted by Soul_Builder101 on August 31, 2009 at 8:06 AM | link to this | reply

Oh yes, welcome to Blogit
I hope the fundies here don't bother you too much.

posted by Xeno-x on August 31, 2009 at 7:55 AM | link to this | reply

I've read other Camus

THE STRANGER.

and Sartre's NO EXIT.

Existentialism is quite a philosophy, a reaction, it would seem, to contemporary religion, maybe looking for a religion of sorts, like when religion is shown to be vacant, and the vacancy is removed, leaving a vacancy heretofore unnoticed, seeking something to fill the vacancy.

But it brings up important points -- mainly living in the "here and now" (like the parrots preach in Huxley's ISLAND), dealing with what exists at the moment, for that is most important.

I haven't read THE PLAGUE; however, your synopsis intrigues me to.  Analogy and metaphor are powerful teaching tools.

 


posted by Xeno-x on August 31, 2009 at 7:54 AM | link to this | reply

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