nice little twist here from the caustic pen of Dorothy Parker. it’s something too many hedonists and ‘happy pagans’ perhaps forget – the interruption of reality; the drizzle of a grey morning after.

The Flaw In Paganism

Drink and dance and laugh and lie,
Love, the reeling midnight through,
For tomorrow we shall die!
(But, alas, we never do.)

Dorothy Parker
(1893-1967)

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  1. Death will come, ah, we shall all taste sweet death.

  2. Too true, too true. But isn’t the point that for all the fleeting joys of hedonism, the consequences catch up all too quickly, before death?

  3. Maybe the way to reach out to pagans is a Piper esq appeal to Christian hedonism?
    On another note there are very few real pagans around these days which is a pity as you can have really good conversations with them. I used to get on very well with a lesbian pagan in my previous job – she was far more open than others to have a chat about faith and religion, and I remeber having a conversation with her about the beginning of Romans and whether creation did reveal the gospel or was simply to be worshiped in and of itself.
    At least she believed in something more than doubt (referring to your good blog on John Humphrys – who according to Paxman recently is the most famous Welshman in the world).

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