Saturday, April 11, 2009

Words of Wisdom.

Just in time for Zombie Jeeziz weekend – I'm such an astonishingly lapsed, Catholic schoolgirl.

It would be a pretty good bet that the gods of a world like this probably do not play chess and indeed this is the case. In fact no gods anywhere play chess. They haven't got the imagination. Gods prefer simple, vicious games, where you Do Not Achieve Transcendence but Go Straight To Oblivion; a key to the understanding of all religion is that a god's idea of amusement is Snakes and Ladders with greased rungs.

-- Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett --


Romantic Heretic said...

I love Terry Pratchett.

My favorite line by him is: "The truth is out there but the lies are in your head."

Good advice for the Blogging Tories.

stageleft said...

Ah-hem..... far be it from me to be picky, and as much as I enjoy Pratchett's work, he is incorrect on this one.

In the story of "The Coming of Lugh" you will find that Nuada (king of the Tuatha de Dannan, the gods/goddesses of Ireland and later known as Nuada Silver Hand -- but that's another story) challenged Lugh (son of Cian) with chess prior to allowing his entry into Teamhair.

It's a long story however I've got an abridged version that can be told in as little as 30 minutes or so in a pinch... depending of course on how thirsty I am ;-)

Vronvron said...

See Jesus and Mo for April 1, 2009; honesty is so rare.