From: Joe Morris 
Subject: [PKD] TTOTA: Ch 5-6
To: (pkd)
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 10:10:48 -0400 (EDT)

Chapter 5 goes into some detail into the mysteries of the Zadokite Scrolls.
The most startling being that many of the sayings of Christ that appear
in the synoptic gospels predate him by 200 years. You might not think
this is important with discussions of love and ethics but some of the
core sayings also predate historical Christ, such as "I am the Way".

They also find references to anokhi which appears in the Torah
when God speaks, but seems to be used in these scrolls to refer
to actual food and drink. Bishop Archer begins to accept the fact
that historical Christ was not the Son of God but just repeated
the sayings from this older group of cave-dwelling Jews and
begins to formulate a plan to track down this holy food.

In Chapter 6 Kirsten's recently hospitalized son Bill appears on
Angel's doorstep. As she gets to know him, she discovers his 
cognitive impairment.

Quotes: p.87
  It strikes me as semi-meaningless to say, "You are only as old as you 
  feel" because, in point of fact, age and illness are going to win
  out, and this stupid statement only resonates with people in good
  health who have not undergone the sort of traumas that Kirsten
  Lundborg had.

PKD quotes a Donne poem, "Batter my heart, three person'd God"
which is weird because the past Sunday my catholic mass was
about the holy Trinity. After Easter they tend to devote each
week to some aspect of Christ (3 weeks ago was Mary, 4 weeks
ago was early Acts, etc)

  Joe Morris, SysAdmin and Not Insane
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