Letters from the Earth, Mark Twain
Mark Twain

Letters from the Earth

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A posthumously published work of celebrated American author Mark Twain collated by Bernard DeVoto. It comprises essays written during a difficult time in Twain's life when he was deeply in debt and had recently lost his wife and one of his daughters. The content concerns morality and religion and strikes a sarcastic — Twain's own term throughout the book — tone.
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Автор не верит в Бога, такое впечатление.

He prays to Him, and thinks He listens. Isn't it a quaint idea? Fills his prayers with crude and bald and florid flatteries of Him, and thinks He sits and purrs over these extravagancies and enjoys them.
Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, and at once a great light streamed into their dim heads. They had acquired knowledge. What knowledge - useful knowledge? No - merely knowledge that there was such a thing as good, and such a thing as evil, and how to do evil.
I think Space was well enough, just as it was, and useful, too. Cold and dark - a restful place
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