Saturday, August 26, 2006

What I would answer if I used the word "Meme"

I was non-tagged by Kevin of Rock and Rose. I say "non tagged" because he says he doesn't beleive in tagging. I don't like the word "meme." But why quibble, here are my anwers:

One book that changed your life:

The Nature and Destiny of Man Vol I. by Reinhold Neibhur

One book that you've read more than once:

Frany and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger.

One book that you'd want on a desert island:

all christians are duty bound to say the Bible. I would want the Bible, I could also say "Gospel of Matthew to first question and Bible to all the qeustions. It goes without saying so I'm trying to use non Bible answers.

Non Bible book: Divine Comedy, Dante

One book that made you laugh:

that book by that Mouser guy

(not because he wrote it to be funny)

One book that made you cry:

Cry of the People: Central America, by Penny Lernoux

One book that you wish you had written:

Sources of the Self, by Chales Taylor (of McGill, not the English Charles Taylor).

One book that you wish had never been written:

Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood Piper/Grudem ...

One book you are currently reading:

The Mystery of Being, vol.1, Reflection and Mystery. by Gabriel Marcel Translated by G. S. Fraser. London: The Harvill Press, 1951

One book that you've been meaning to read:

Breaking the Spell, Daniel Dennette.

One book that you wish had been written:

The book that would have come from my Ph.D dissertation

One book that you’ve read aloud:

The Wasteland and Other poems, T.S. Elliot

I guess If I were to tag, if I used the term Meme, I would tag Graceshaker, but since he's arleady done it, I guess I'd tag George W. then we would be waiting the rest of our lives for the answers.


Kevin Rosero said...

Nice to see your list. Did you think of including Jurgen Moltmann anywhere?

SingingOwl said...

I don't like "meme" either. Do you know where it came from?

MC, I have not heard of the books you read, except one.

What does that say about me?


J.L. Hinman said...

It says you have a good teat in store when you read soem good books. But some are aquired tastes, just be prepeared.

the term Meme comes from brain mind research, I'm not sure if Dawkins or Dennette made it up, but it's from that end of things. Its the idea that our thoughts are like a computer virus and have alife of their own. thoughts infect a host. This allows them to say Chirstianity is a disease. Of course their ideas are not infections, they are the right ideas.