Online reading group and book discussion forum
  HOME ENTER FORUMS OUR BOOKS LINKS DONATE ADVERTISE CONTACT  
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu May 05, 2016 5:28 am

<< Week of May 05, 2016 >>
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday
5 Day Month

6 Day Month

7 Day Month

8 Day Month

9 Day Month

10 Day Month

11 Day Month





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] • Topic evaluate: Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average. 
Ch. 9 - On the Nature of Things (ca. 60 B.C.E.) 
Author Message
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
BookTalk.org Hall of Fame

BookTalk.org Owner
Diamond Contributor 3

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 15006
Location: Florida
Thanks: 2854
Thanked: 1096 times in 867 posts
Gender: Male
Country: United States (us)
Highscores: 6

Post Ch. 9 - On the Nature of Things (ca. 60 B.C.E.)
by Lucretius

Edited by: Chris OConnor  at: 10/30/05 4:39 pm



Sat Mar 01, 2003 7:04 am
Profile Email WWW
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Kindle Fanatic

Bronze Contributor 2

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 546
Location: Saint Louis
Thanks: 0
Thanked: 0 time in 0 post
Gender: Male
Country: United States (us)

Post Lucretius
Amazing! In 60 BCE, scholars had already figured out that immortality is impossible... yet people still pratle on about it.

Edited by: Jeremy1952 at: 3/5/03 12:43:18 pm



Wed Mar 05, 2003 1:43 pm
Profile Email
User avatar
Years of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membershipYears of membership
Master of Books

BookTalk.org Moderator
Silver Contributor

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 1460
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Thanks: 40
Thanked: 442 times in 345 posts
Gender: Male

Post Re: Lucretius
This is one of my favorites so far, mainly because of its antiquity. I like the part reminding people that suffering shows how deeply intertwined the mind and body are, and therefore how illogical to expect the mind to exist after death.

I really like this quote from 2000 years ago:
Quote:
If, however, one of greater age and more advanced in years should complain and lament, poor wretch, his death more than is right, would she not with greater cause raise her voice and rally him in sharp accents, "Away from this time forth with your tears, rascal; a truce to your complainings: you decay after full enjoyment of all the prizes of life. But because you always yearn for what is not present, and despise what is, life has slipped from your grasp unfinished and unsatisfying and unbeknownst to you, death has taken his stand at your pillow, before you could take your departure sated and filled.




Sun Mar 16, 2003 8:14 pm
Profile WWW
Years of membership
Official Newbie!


Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked: 1 time in 1 post
Gender: None specified

Post Re: Ch. 9 - On the Nature of Things (ca. 60 B.C.E.)
The majority of skeptics and reformers do no more than prune a cankered tree, to whose root they dare not apply the axe; they do not perceive that this tree will in the end produce the same fruit.


_________________
**SignaturE**


The following user would like to thank maya628 for this post:
Chris OConnor
Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:52 am
Profile Email
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] • Topic evaluate: Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average.Evaluations: 0, 0.00 on the average. 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:




Featured Books

Books by New Authors


*

FACTS is a select group of active BookTalk.org members passionate about promoting Freethought, Atheism, Critical Thinking and Science.

Apply to join FACTS
See who else is in FACTS







BookTalk.org is a free book discussion group or online reading group or book club. We read and talk about both fiction and non-fiction books as a group. We host live author chats where booktalk members can interact with and interview authors. We give away free books to our members in book giveaway contests. Our booktalks are open to everybody who enjoys talking about books. Our book forums include book reviews, author interviews and book resources for readers and book lovers. Discussing books is our passion. We're a literature forum, or reading forum. Register a free book club account today! Suggest nonfiction and fiction books. Authors and publishers are welcome to advertise their books or ask for an author chat or author interview.



Copyright © BookTalk.org 2002-2016. All rights reserved.
Display Pagerank