From: Richard Loggins (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 03 2004 - 00:15:35 GMT
You are wrong and Platt is right. Pirsig SURELY means that Dynamic Quality LITERALLY creates subjects and objects. He says it in several places as Platt quotes from and several more he hasn't. Pirsig ain't no poet. He's a plain talker. Any other watered down interpertation of his writing is horribly mistaken. Pirsig's bold strokes is what gives his philosophy originality,power, and genius, even if that is not completely understood. Mark, I see a similar milk toast interpretation of Christianity coming from you - that if Jesus didn't really raise himself from the dead it woouldn't matter much to most Christions. This would be laughable if it weren't so belittling. People would abandon Christianity in a few heartbeats if this was so, and then it might morph into an organization like the Red Cross. Its the divine that attracts people to Christianity and its the divine that attracts people to the MoQ. You need to go back and re-read his books with this new perspective, for you have
filtered Pirsig through your ordinary glasses and come away with little of the intended message. Man, you really missed it
Mark Steven Heyman <email@example.com> wrote:
On 2 Nov 2004 at 16:08, Platt Holden wrote:
You may if you wish consider Pirsig's description so much poetic
license and thus not the way it actually happened. If so, the MOQ
would be just another bedtime story.
I think taking him literally in this regard belittles Pirsig's
intellingence and imagination. The literal interpretation of this
part of the MOQ is the bedtime story, I'm afraid.
Mark Steven Heyman (msh)
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