Epistles of Thomas

October 23, 2010

A Culture of Madness or the Madness of Culture?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Thomas @ 5:10

Once upon a time there was a king in India. An astrologer told him: “Whoever drinks the rain which falls seven days from now shall go mad.” So the king covered his well, so that none of the rain water could enter it. All of his subjects, however, drank the water, and went mad, while the king alone remained sane. Now the king could no longer understand what his subjects thought and did, nor could his subjects understand what the king thought and did. All of them shouted “The king is mad, the king is mad.” Thus, having no choice, the king drank the water as well.


1 Comment »

  1. Good story!

    Comment by Andrew — October 26, 2010 @ 14:47 | Reply

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