Ich bekenne mich zum Bokonismus

Aus dem ersten Buche Bokonon:

cats-cradleWarnung auf der Titelseite: Don’t be a fool! Close this book at once! It is nothing but foma*!

Vers 1: All of the true things that I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Verse 2-4: In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in His cosmic loneliness. And God said, „Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done.“ And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close as mud as man sat up, looked around, and spoke. Man blinked. „What is the purpose of all this?“ he asked politely. „Everything must have a purpose?“ asked God. „Certainly,“ said man. „Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this,“ said God. And He went away.

Vers 5: Live by the foma* that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy.

Und jetzt suche ich mir jemanden für Boko-maru.

We will touch our feet, yes,
Yes, for all we’re worth,
And we will love each other, yes,
Yes, like we love our Mother Earth.

Alle Zitate aus: Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat’s Cradle. London: Penguin, 2008.

* harmless untruths/a useful and harmless sort of horseshit

I am a Bokononist

From the First Book of Bokonon:

Warning on the title page: Don’t be a fool! Close this book at once! It is nothing but foma*!

Verse 1: All of the true things that I am about to tell you are shameless lies.

Verses 2-4: In the beginning, God created the earth, and he looked upon it in His cosmic loneliness. And God said, „Let Us make living creatures out of mud, so the mud can see what We have done.“ And God created every living creature that now moveth, and one was man. Mud as man alone could speak. God leaned close as mud as man sat up, looked around, and spoke. Man blinked. „What is the purpose of all this?“ he asked politely. „Everything must have a purpose?“ asked God. „Certainly,“ said man. „Then I leave it to you to think of one for all this,“ said God. And He went away.

Verse 5: Live by the foma* that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy.

And now I’ll go look for someone for Boko-maru.

We will touch our feet, yes,
Yes, for all we’re worth,
And we will love each other, yes,
Yes, like we love our Mother Earth.

All quotes from: Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat’s Cradle. London: Penguin, 2008.

* harmless untruths/a useful and harmless sort of horseshit

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