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josepp BS: Finally found my bible (36) BS: Finally found my bible 18 Apr 11

It's "Moby Dick". It's actually quite profound in a gnostic sort of way. Much better than that hokey trash the Christians are always quoting as if any of it actually meant something (as if you can't a find a quote in it to contradict the one the asshole is shouting).

I even have to wonder Melville put all this gnostic stuff in there deliberately and then disguised it as fiction. Regarding this book, Melville once wrote to Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Though I wrote the gospels of the 19th century, I should die in the gutter." That seems to indicate that Melville wasn't just writing a fictional adventure story but something far more profound--if you know how to find it.

In celebration of having found a bible I don't want to hurl into the nearest garbage can or rip to pieces and flush down a toilet, I should print up an edition with verse numbers and a big black leather cover with "Moby Dick" spelled out in gold-leaf black lettering and gilt-edge pages.

Maybe I'll even dress like a 19th century Quaker (the folks who ran the Yankee whale fishery) and walk around with my bible tucked in my arm. I'll exhort on street corners, holding up my copy yelling, "THIS BOOK IS ALL YOU WILL EVER NEED!" And I'd actually be telling the truth.

I got the beard for it.

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