Re: Freedom

phil osborn (
Sat, 16 Oct 1999 21:35:43 PDT

>From: "Clint O'Dell" <>
>Subject: Freedom
>Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 17:25:18 MDT
>While browsing around the web I found this quote.
>"When I became convinced that the universe is natural, that all the ghosts
>and gods are myths, there entered into my brain, into my soul, into every
>drop of my blood the sense, the feeling, the joy of freedom. The walls of
>prison crumbled and fell. The dungeon was flooded with light and all the
>bolts and bars and manacles became dust. I was no longer a servant, a serf,
>or a slave. There was for me no master inall the wide world, not even in
>infinite space. I was free--free to think, to express my thoughts--free to
>live my own ideal, free to live for myself and those I loved, free to use
>all my faculties, all my senses, free to spread imagination's wings, free
>investigate, to guess and dream and hope, free to judge and determine for
>myself...I was free! I stood erect and fearlessly, joyously faced all
>worlds.", Robert G. Ingersoll.
>Hope it makes your day.
Somewhere I have the collected works of Ingersoll - which were thrown out! I haven't had the time to read much of them, but I did notice that I could open them virtually at random at typically find stuff like the above. Andrew Galambos was a big Ingersoll fan, BTW.

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