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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2020, 10:47:08 AM »
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small series.
"Make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is come to life again; he was lost, and is found."
 
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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2020, 11:49:27 PM »
Once in a while, look for something funny to read.  Not everything has to be heavy, everyone needs to periodically lighten up and develop their sense of humor. 
 
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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2020, 05:04:34 PM »
Once in a while, look for something funny to read.  Not everything has to be heavy, everyone needs to periodically lighten up and develop their sense of humor.

On that topic, the best recommendation has to be anything by P.G. Wodehouse.
 

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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2020, 01:18:56 PM »
Once in a while, look for something funny to read.  Not everything has to be heavy, everyone needs to periodically lighten up and develop their sense of humor.

On that note, I just finished Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”. I didn’t find it nearly as depressing as everyone says. I thought the movie was better. McCarthy’s style of writing in it was too stilted/jumpy imo.
 

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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2020, 01:41:53 PM »
"True Grit" By Charles Portis. The book is short and has a lot of great dialogue; I've read a couple of his other works and if you like his style, in which the story is mostly an excuse for these very funny and entertaining exchanges, then this guy is worth a look.
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"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers
 
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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2020, 04:05:31 PM »
"True Grit" By Charles Portis. The book is short and has a lot of great dialogue; I've read a couple of his other works and if you like his style, in which the story is mostly an excuse for these very funny and entertaining exchanges, then this guy is worth a look.

While I realize John Wayne fans will want to burn me at the stake for heresy, I thought the Coen brothers’ version with Jeff Bridges was great. Mattie’s Calvinist diatribes and no nonsense delivery played great against Cogburn’s “I really don’t care” attitude.
 
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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2020, 11:59:05 PM »
Here is a clip with Jeff Bridges; he does a great job:
"The World Must Conform to Our Lord and not He to it." Rev. Dennis Fahey CSSP

"My brothers, all of you, if you are condemned to see the triumph of evil, never applaud it. Never say to evil: you are good; to decadence: you are progess; to death: you are life. Sanctify yourselves in the times wherein God has placed you; bewail the evils and the disorders which God tolerates; oppose them with the energy of your works and your efforts, your life uncontaminated by error, free from being led astray, in such a way that having lived here below, united with the Spirit of the Lord, you will be admitted to be made but one with Him forever and ever: But he who is joined to the Lord is one in spirit." Cardinal Pie of Potiers
 
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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2020, 12:07:53 PM »
James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small series.

We had our daughter read these in home school. She became a vet technician. She's now a stay at home. I find them quite enjoyable.

I would recommend Hamlet, King Lear and Othello and the history plays by Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford.
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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2020, 01:23:57 PM »
Great Expectations and The Count of Monte Cristo.
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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2020, 04:39:45 PM »
Great Expectations and The Count of Monte Cristo.

I'll second the Count of Monte Cristo....
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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2020, 05:44:39 PM »
The best one in the series.  I like him, he is an anarchist.

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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #26 on: June 26, 2020, 06:19:24 PM »
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Would you like to shake hands with Pope 1 or Pope 2 -
 me (inspired by Dr Seuss) see: https://seuss.fandom.com/wiki/Thing_One_and_Thing_Two

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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2020, 11:16:25 AM »
The Myth of Mental Illness - Szasz

Political Parties - Michels

The Concept of the Political - Schmitt

 
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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2020, 01:00:45 PM »
in principio erat Verbum et Verbum erat apud Deum et Deus erat Verbum
hoc erat in principio apud Deum
omnia per ipsum facta sunt et sine ipso factum est nihil quod factum est
 

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Re: Specifically non-theological classics you recommend people to read
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2020, 05:14:29 AM »
The Universe According to GK Chesterton: A dictionary of the Mad, Mundane and Metaphysical.