19 September 2006


"in the pulpit it has been with much cogency urged, that a merely good man, that is, one good by his nature, is so far from there by being righteous, that nothing short of a total change and conversion can make him so; which is something which no honest mind, well read in the history of righteousness, will care to deny."


Blogger weeping sore said...

News flash, Melville thinks everybody beleives themselves to be righteous, even when they're not. Consider the circumstances in which you've seen the (universal?) gesture of a person raising their arms to the sky and pointing. It says "I'm #1". Then, there was a disgraced and recently resigned Nixon, as he boarded the helicopter for his final ride away from the White House. He lifted both arms and pointed a total of four fingers at the sky. Was he saying he was #4?

10:32 PM  
Blogger Frances Goodman فرانسيس said...

I have confidence in Melville.

2:05 PM  

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