PRAYER

The late Roger Zelazny was a terrific writer (note that I don’t ghettoize him by calling him a terrific SF writer). In one of his books, Creatures of Light and Darkness, he offers the definitive prayer:

Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I
say, I ask, if it matters, that you be forgiven for anything you may have
done or failed to do which requires forgiveness. Conversely, if not
forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible
benefit for which you may be eligible after the destruction of your body, I
ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case may
be, in such a manner as to insure your receiving said benefit. I ask this in
my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may
not be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of your
receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and
which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen.

Says it all, don’tcha think…

One thought on “PRAYER”

  1. Date: 06/27/2002 00:00:00 AM
    I’ve always liked the prayer Conan offers up to Crom (in the Schwartzenegger epic, not the stories by Howard). I won’t attempt quoting it in full, but it ends with something like “… and if you won’t listen, the to hell with you!”

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