Monday, October 15, 2007


e.e. cummings on richard dawkins

e.e. cummings wrote to his sister Elizabeth in 1954: "if you take Someone Worth Worshipping (alias 'God') away from human beings, they'll (without realizing what they're doing) worship someone-unworthy-of-worship); e.g.; a Roosevelt or Stalin or Hitler--alias themselves." Probably also applies to environment-fundamentalists, but cummings died in 1962 before the current pantheist panic.

The above information appears on p. 371 of "A poem a day," edited by Karen McCosker and Nicholar Albery.

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