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Here members may post (through B G Johnson, Xiomara Roma, or Mercy Gruenewald) essays, articles, homilies, poetry, or reviews.  Opinions expressed here are those of individual members and do not represent the club's position.  The Griffoun Society is about the arts and humanities.  We vigorously promote intellectual stimulation and encourage the exploration of new ideas, but as a club, we avoid taking a position on religion or politics.  Nevertheless, any individual member might write and post on any subject.  

Browsing Archive: May, 2013

Taking Leave of Life

Posted by Trudy Silverheels on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : Fiction 

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Taking Leave of Life
As Related by Claudia Godwin

In the beginning there was no pain.  That would come later; and with it fear, self-pity, regret, and all the rest.  But on that first fleeting awareness, no physical sensation whatever intruded.  My disembodied self floated aimlessly in an endless void until at length a sharp medicinal odor penetrated my semi-consciousness, recalling me to my broken body.  Incredibly, there was still no pain.  There ought to have been pain.  I was covered ...


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The Voice of Reason

Posted by Damien Wynter on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : Homily 

The Voice of Reason

by

Damien Wynter 

The Voice of Reason is but a murmur easily obscured by the noisy confusion of day-to-day living.  It does not clamor for one’s ear.  Nor does it demand to be obeyed.  Many there are who have managed never to have heard it and more yet who have learned to ignore it.  For the Voice of Reason cannot be counted upon to say only what one wishes to hear.

To the believer, the Voice of Reason whispers doubt: terrifying, confusing, and sinful.  It challenges, in...


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A Humanist Bible

Posted by Xiomara Antonia Roma on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : Book Review 

A Humanist Bible

by

Xiomara Antonia Roma


Almost any list of the world’s greatest wisdom literature would begin with the
Tao Te Ching of Lao-tzu, the Analects of Confucius, Moral Sayings of Publilius Syrus, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, and the Maxims of the duc de la Rochefoucauld. Some lists might include Pensées by Blaise Pascal; others, such humorous works as The Sayings of Poor Richard by Benjamin Franklin or The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. Whatever the extent of your ...


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