From: Marilyn Burge
To: Al Schroeder
Date: Mar 23 1996 9:15:13 pm
Subject: A FAIR & JUST GOD
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On (21 Mar 96) Al Schroeder wrote to Marilyn Burge...

MB> I definitely see a qualitative difference between the life of
MB> a mosquito and the life of another human being.  Yes.  As do
MB> you.  Do you take antibiotics when you get pneumonia?

AS>  Of course. Because I DO think there is a hierarchy. "But be of good
AS> cheer.  You are worth many sparrows." I just don't think I'm at the
AS> head of it.    You do. (Or that humanity is at the head of it,
AS> anyway.)

Don't put words in my mouth.  I have never said that I'm at the head
of anything.  I don't see it as a question of who is head over whom;
I see it as an issue of all of us in the foodchain trying our best to
survive the onslaught of the other parts of the foodchain.  Nothing
more, nothing less.  We'll eventually lose our struggle to survive,
just as some 95 percent of all the species before us lost their
battle.  What is important to me at the moment is just that:  what's
important to me at the moment.  I see it as having no cosmic importance
of any kind whatsoever.  I am at the head of nothing, except the course
of my own puny existence -- and even then, only nominally so, at times.

... Confession is good for the soul but bad for your career.

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