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44889Re: Awareness of the absurd

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  • a_living_breathing_being
    Aug 2 8:35 AM
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      OK, I'll admit it, I got it from Wikipedia. But regardless of the
      correct source, it is the message I like.

      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, Exist List Moderator
      <existlist1@...> wrote:
      >
      > Wow, I am further astonished to find that at least a dozen or more
      Web
      > sites list this as a Camus quote. I am beyond stunned...
      >
      > I located this same quote attributed to C. S. Lewis, Pascal,
      Pasteur,
      > Einstein, and several other individuals.
      >
      > And people wonder why I won't let students use Wikipedia!
      >
      > If you cannot cite the work and page, it probably isn't an
      accurate
      > quote.
      >
      >
      > On Aug 01, 2008, at 21:05, Exist List Moderator wrote:
      >
      > > On Aug 01, 2008, at 1:10, a_living_breathing_being wrote:
      > >
      > >> I'm so sorry; here you go . . .
      > >>
      > >> "I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to
      find out
      > >> there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find
      out
      > >> there is. Albert Camus
      > >
      > >
      > > That is not a Camus quote -- It is a paraphrase of Blaise Pascal
      that
      > > has taken numerous forms and been quoted by several thinkers,
      > > including Pasteur.
      > >
      > > "Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what
      > > harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves
      false?
      > > If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager,
      then,
      > > without hesitation, that He exists."
      > >
      > > Camus never quoted this, not even in his journals, not even to
      argue
      > > against the point.
      > >
      > >
      > > - C. S. Wyatt
      > > I am what I am at this moment, not what I was and certainly not
      all
      > > that I shall be.
      > > http://www.tameri.com - Tameri Guide for Writers
      > > http://www.tameri.com/csw/exist - The Existential Primer
      > >
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      >
      > - C. S. Wyatt
      > I am what I am at this moment, not what I was and certainly not
      all
      > that I shall be.
      > http://www.tameri.com - Tameri Guide for Writers
      > http://www.tameri.com/csw/exist - The Existential Primer
      >
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