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  The Ishmael Community: Exerpts from Daniel Quinn

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"As we make our journey here, we're going to be reexamining key pieces of that mosaic. We're going to be taking them out of your mosaic and fitting them into an entirely different mosaic: into an entirely different explanation of how things came to be this way."

Ishmael

The God of the Abrahamic tradition began to concern himself in the affairs of men just a few thousand years ago. Before that, we must assume, he was occupied elsewhere. Or perhaps he looked down on our ancestors and said, "Yechh! What lowbrows! I snub them! I will have nothing to do with them." He turned up his nose at Homo habilis, at Homo erectus, and even at Homo sapiens for hundreds of thousand of years. Even Homo sapiens sapiens he wouldn't touch at first: ten thousand generations of people every bit as smart as you or I went down to death ignored by God. But finally, just a few centuries ago, God looked down on man and said, "At last man is worthy of my attention. For three million years, I have let him welter in ignorance, error, and despair, but now I'll begin to talk to him."

Well, of course, I began by rejecting this priggish god.

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