And it's a surefire bet I'm gonna dieMy interest, for the moment, is not in this popular statement of what philosophers call "Pascal's Wager" (summarized here), but in "your almight". Is it a back formation from almighty? Would make sense, surely. In flipping through a few g-hits (hey, when did THAT word die out?), I find basically misspellings of the adjective.
So I'm taking up praying on Sunday nights
And it's not that I believe in your almight
But I might as well, as insurance or bail.
Friday, December 21, 2007
OK, it's a word kind of day, I suppose. There's a great (newish, I think) band called Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins. In their song "The Charging Sky", a nice lyric about religion (read the whole thing here). What struck me was this: