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Action at the gentlemen’s club

Following another in a public-pleasing string of military victories, U.S. naval officer Stephan Decatur boasted, “Our country right or wrong.” G.K. Chesterton’s riposte: “My mother drunk or sober.”


In light of the first of the Four Noble Truths (Life is suffering), shouldn’t birth be swaddled in sorrow and death elicit a sober joy?

Death is the opposite of birth, not Life. Life has no opposite.