|Exegesis Volume 3 Issue #4
Exegesis Digest Fri, 23 Jan 1998
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 02:48:30 -0500 (EST)
From: John Reder
Subject: Re: Exegesis Digest V3 #3
At 09:30 PM 1/22/98 GMT, William D. Tallman wrote:
> Exegesis Digest Thu, 22 Jan 1998 Volume 3 Issue 3
> < snip >
> It seems to me, however, that the problem of article length does not
> entirely derive from the format. The subject matter itself would
> appear to require significantly more than the sort of short and terse
> postings we have come to consider mandated by net etiquette. In
> fact, I would expect to have to devote the same sort of attention to
> this list that I would to a peer reviewed journal upon which I depend
> for professional reasons.
From the point of the format and article length, the one does not cause the other. I was only meaning to say that from the point of an uneasy to read format, it does tire the reader out to scroll looking for all the articles and an extended dialogs, does often cause reading fatigue problems. It would be easier if the mailings could be just forwarded as received, individually. On the point of length, because of the topic, I don't subscribe to the idea that the longer you make your point the better. The best books on any subject are often the shortest. A lengthy prose is often the sign of a position not clear in the author's mind. Anyone who has read Stephen Hawking's "A Brief History of Time", knows how much a writer with a well thought out point can squeeze into a short narrative. If he can get the whole point of quantum mechanics across in a manner understandable to the layman in that short a book, it proves the point. From my reading over the years the best and clearest astrology books have been some of the shortest and the longest ones full of the most holes. Sometimes we write and talk more to impress others with our knowledge than actually to pass any knowledge on.
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 18:21:43 -0500 (EST)
Subject: subject matters
I'm not sure what the content of this list is about. Forgive my Indolence (see below) in pursuing the faq somewhere, but if someone could post what this list is about, I'll be in a much better position to post something.
I will mention that I watched the movie Seven the other night directed by David Fincher. It is a recent 40's noir type film and was surprisingly pretty good.
It is based on the Seven Deadly Sins. I was intrigued by this as I remember that these Seven Sins are based on the original 7 planets used in astrology.
Pride - Stands for the Sun Envy - Stands for the Moon Indolence - Stands for Mercury Lust - Stands for Venus Vengeance - Stands for Mars Gluttony - Stands for Jupiter Greed - Stands for Saturn
There are also the Seven Blessed Virtues which are based on the same seven planets.
Sorry if this isn't what this list is about. I realize Exegesis is to get to the root of things, especially the bible, so maybe this has some correlation (?).
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