Short and sweet
Nothing to say
I will find the time
I was listening to WWL this evening. Garland was interviewing author Pamela Ewen. She had just come out with a book titled “Walk Back the Cat”.
The premise of the interview was: What makes us choose good over evil? Why are some people willing to lay down their lives to save others in critical moments? Let’s examine the heroic side of human nature.
She said during the interview that the one absolute truth that can be agreed on by everyone: religious – atheistic: is the “Do unto others as you would have done unto you” “Treat your neighbor as you would be treated. She said the only people that fail to follow this adage are terrorists who are Nihilists and follow the philosophy of Nietzsche.
A Nihilist – forgive me if I have this wrong, believes in nothing as in nil? She said that Nihilists believe in destruction the reconstruction. This was not my understanding; which is why I am bringing the subject up for comments.
I thought Ms Ewen made an odd comparison odd, as certainly suicide terrorists/ terrorists in general must have a belief in a purpose, even it we can not understand that purpose, that still does not eradicate that there is innately a purpose behind their actions.
Here is an excerpt from her book “Walk Back The Cat” – It kind of reminds me of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night Time”, by Mark Hadden. Hadden’s book won a lot of prestigious rewards for children’s literature. I read the book and found it very adult.
Anyway the above comparison is only based on the following – I have not read the book.
Okay I can not be bothered to type the excerpt out as there is a copyright block on it on Amazon.com – but here is the link:
Walk Back the Cat by Pamela Binnings Ewen
No doubt the link will not work as I still can not figure out hyperlinks -