Wednesday, October 13, 2004
Red Sox theology watch.
As Isaiah Berlin observed, there are diverse goods in human life and they don't necessarily reconcile. You can't have your cake and eat it, too. (Berlin put it this way: "We are doomed to choose, and every choice may entail an irreparable loss.") Which brings us to this evening's dilemma:
When the sisters of the Society of St. Margaret meet and pray this morning at their Roxbury convent, they will have a daunting decision to make: whether the television set in the lounge should be tuned tonight to the presidential debate or the American League Championship game.
"God is a Red Sox fan," Sister Carolyn Darr, the superior of the Episcopal religious order, said about the difficulty of weighing the merits of each. "But I think he's a Kerry fan, too."
Happily, Red Sox Fan #1 — being omniscient — will undoubtedly watch both the debate and the game. The rest of us are condemned to choose. Argh!
("Tonight's Screen Test: Playoff or Politics?" Donovan Slack, Boston Globe 10.13.04)
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 13 October 2004 at 5:33 PM