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Despair

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continuing from the last chapter. mostly about the cruise essay and the "special brand of despair that comes not from being denied what you want but from getting it" (p28)

S. Miller, A. (2016). Despair. In S. Miller, A. The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace: Boredom and Addiction in an Age of Distraction. Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 25-28

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[...] These are the gods we worship: whatever coincidental Substances might promise perfect release. God has himself regularly been conceived along these lines. And the heavens where he resides have often been described as a finally satisfying place reachable only by way of death. [...]

a searing indictment of believing in heaven. I suppose Miller is a Christian who doesn't believe in heaven? or maybe he's just working on it

—p.26 by Adam S. Miller 4 years, 5 months ago

[...] These are the gods we worship: whatever coincidental Substances might promise perfect release. God has himself regularly been conceived along these lines. And the heavens where he resides have often been described as a finally satisfying place reachable only by way of death. [...]

a searing indictment of believing in heaven. I suppose Miller is a Christian who doesn't believe in heaven? or maybe he's just working on it

—p.26 by Adam S. Miller 4 years, 5 months ago