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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Finding Pleasure In Biting Satire

I have a distaste for the banal ruffling of emotions over superficial, substanceless experiences and ideas. Which is why my heart lept in joyous agreement when I read this excerpt from The Devil's Dictionary, written by the sardonic journalist, Ambrose Bierce.

"Enthusiasm, n. A distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience."

Nice.

If you appreciate this, make sure to check out some of his other definitions. I am doubtful Mr. Bierce was a follower of Christ, nonetheless his observations of Pharisitical Christianity are also painfully accurate (thus hilarious).

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