Levitas levitatum et omnia levitas

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Thu Apr 11 1996 - 19:04:01 EDT

As one who has been known to forward some light-weight stuff to this list,
I should hardly complain about it. Indeed, when I first saw that glaring
subject header (I DON'T WANT ...) I thought it was probably about the
spamming that continues apace over magazine subscriptions, something that
cannot be stopped very well without a moderated list, but no, it was an
extraordinarily intolerant blast. It certainly wasn't the sort of thing I
was looking to read after being away for a few days attending to the burial
of a father-in-law. And at the same time I got another personal piece of
inflammatory mail with some judgmental comments on my web pages by a person
who was offended as a "Christian" by them.
Well, I'm convinced that one of the things it takes to make the world go
round and to make a discussion group congenial--which it must be, if it is
going to be helpful to those who participate--is a healthy sense of humor,
a large part of which, IMHO, is a sense of the discrepancy between what we
profess and the way we behave.

Enough. Anyone for Greek NT?

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO, USA 63130
(314) 935-4018
cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu OR cwc@oui.com
WWW: http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/

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