[SpamCop-Social] Re: spamcop.antisocial?
Antoine J. Mechelynck
Tue Feb 11 16:58:59 EST 2003
"Miss Betsy" <nobody> a écrit dans le message de news:
> Don't worry, being a Bishop does not mean that you should be one in
> world. If you really lived in medieval times, you probably would have
> one of the more secular Bishops and scandalized the Church for centuries.
> Miss Betsy, an almost new spamcop user
Oh, don't worry, I don't. One of the places where I'd liked to have lived
would have been the "Abbaye de Thélème" as described by Rabelais. That was
an abbey for "moines et moinesses" (monks of both sexes), its motto was "Fay
ce que voudras" (Do as thou wilt), and love (including carnal love) between
its inhabitants was expressly encouraged by its Rule. Alas, I don't know
where my Rabelais has gotten itself lost, but the pages describing Thélème
come immediately after the Picrocholic wars, in the Gargantua I think. As
role models, I would prefer Erasmus (and his "Laus Stultitiae" -- In Praise
of Folly, IIUC) to Dante.
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