“The God of No” / A Memorable Fancy #356

[“It is no less astounding that man should have conceived of a deity of time than it would be to conceive of a deity of negation or disjunction.” – Wittgenstein]

     There are gods of No and Or and Yes and Maybe. Each god has its temples, its votaries and priesthood, its rituals in which heads move up and down, or sideways, or alternately up/down and left/right.

     As a child matures, its character is carefully observed, analyzed as to whether its nature is No or Or or Yes or Maybe. This is the congregation it will belong to.

     When a Yes marries a No there will be trouble. When a Maybe marries anyone, there will be trouble.

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