do re me fa so done with you
Read this poem for English class. It just stood out and I loved the meaning.
Mary Oliver reads some of her poems.
“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. …”
(from “Wild Geese”)
If His Dark Materials were published in the 60s as Pelican Paperbacks
I do call myself an atheist, but I do treat religion, how should I say, respectfully, because I find it an extraordinarily interesting phenomenon. I find it very interesting how human beings can come to believe things like this. It is one way in which I differ from Richard Dawkins for example: his argument with religion is that it isn’t true, and that therefore it’s wrong. That’s not my argument with it at all. My argument with religion is that it gets hold of power and uses power for the wrong purpose and becomes corrupted.Philip Pullman, during an interview with Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, in which he explains his own personal take on atheism, as contrasted with the stand taken by such folks as Dawkins and Hitchens
Listen to the podcast episode here:
http://geeksguideshow.com/2012/12/17/ggg76-philip-pullman/ (via kammartinez)