Sunday, March 7, 2010

David Foster Wallace

Granted, this is taken completely out of context but David Foster Wallace was an idiot when he said, "Because here's something else that's weird but true: in the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism."

The man was a prolific and brilliant writer, and I'll never hold a candle to him. But he still got stuff wrong. I think the brilliant and acclaimed can often blather, as we all do, but in their case there's the risk that it will be taken as meaningful. Blather is still blather.

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