It’s Better If You Don’t Know

Edge Induced Cohesion

From time to time I ponder on the perks of being an outsider [1], but I suppose it is not that I am an outsider so much as I tend to exist on the peripheries, somehow ending up both inside and outside at the same time.  I do not find this to be a comfortable existence, but one has to make the best of it.  History is full of people, for example, who found themselves to be both inside and outside at the same time, and that experience is certainly one that requires that one maintain the best of the skills and attributes that both insiders and outsiders face.  It is a good thing, for example, to have a sense of distance from power while also having access to it, good to be informed but not to be corrupted.  While it can be somewhat isolated being in the middle of…

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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