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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (kudra) We see what we want to see, I suppose was Re: Omigawd!

by sierrathedog04 (Hermit)
on Jul 13, 2001 at 22:48 UTC ( #96528=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (kudra) We see what we want to see, I suppose was Re: Omigawd!
in thread Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!

"In 1846, William John Thomas, who contributed the term folklore to the English language, commented in The Athenaeum that "belief in fairies is by no means extinct in England" (Merton, p. 1846, 55).
"By no means extinct" and "very common" are almost opposites. AE was a theosophist and a spiritualist. Same with Yeats. You are dreaming if you think that the average literate Englishperson in 1846 believed that fairies existed.


Comment on Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (kudra) We see what we want to see, I suppose was Re: Omigawd!
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (kudra) We see what we want to see, I suppose was Re: Omigawd!
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 13, 2001 at 23:09 UTC
    You're barking up the wrong tree.

    My point is that the belief you attribute to Ada's insanity is in fact a religious belief that underwent a significant popularization during Ada's lifetime.

    I can understand why you equate this belief with insanity, but you are mistaken. People who can sense non-animal consciousness have never gotten much farther in explaining themselves than those trying to describe colors to the blind...

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