Wednesday, 1 June 2016
(i) Pagans are apt to suspect magic and malice when anything goes wrong because they live without the comfort of Christian belief.
(ii) "'These endless winter nights drive everybody a bit crazy, too.'"
-The Dog and The Wolf, Chapter XIII, section 2, p. 254.
(iii) "'Hatred is easier to live with than fear...'" (ibid.) - because it provides a target.
(iv) Cadoc is disliked because he is an overzealous evangelist. The bishop will have to advise him.
I believe that being determines consciousness, i.e., that how people live determines how they perceive the world. First there is a mode of existence or means of livelihood, then there are ideas and values based on that, not the other way around. Endless nights driving people crazy is a good example of this.