[lit-ideas] Re: Why am I not surprised?

  • From: John Wager <john.wager1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 16:16:49 -0500

Mike Geary wrote:


God punished Onan because he failed to honour his cultural familial responsibility out of jealousy and resentment. <<

Yes, this is what I was taught by the priests. Onanism is synonymous with coitus-interruptus, not jacking off. He was smote dead on the spot by God not for spilling his seed but for breaking the traditional cultural practice.

But that ruins Dorothy Parker's name for her parakeet. It was, as you all already know or might suspect, Onan.
Why was Parker's parakeet named Onan?
Because he spilled..........

"Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence and ignorance." -------------------------------------------------
John Wager john.wager1@xxxxxxxxxxx
Lisle, IL, USA

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