22 December 2007

From: "The Stand"

If you come back this way and renew your invitation to "'jine up," Stu, I'll probably agree. That is the curse of the human race. Sociability. What Christ should have said was, "Yea, verily, whenever two or three of your are gathered together, some other going is going to get the living crap knocked of him." Shall I tell you what sociology teaches us about the human race? I'll give it to you in a nutshell. Show me a man or woman alone and I'll show you a saint. Give me two and they'll fall in love. Give me three and they'll invent the charming thing we call "society". Give me four and they'll build a pyramid. Give me five and they'll make one an outcast. Give me six and they'll reinvent warfare. Give me seven and, in seven years, they'll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home.
Was that true? If so, God help them.
-Stephen King

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