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兩週一聚﹕假如我是一本書

前言﹕這是一個叫「兩周一聚」的活動。是網友米雪兒發起。每月十五日﹑三十日﹐一班住在世界不同角落的香港人都會一起寫同一個題目。今天是第二十一次相聚,由Vince出題﹐主題定為「假如我是一本書」。

認識我的朋友﹐應該很容易估到我想變成那一本書。那一本書全世界發行量最多﹐被翻譯成超過一百多種文字﹐每天也有幾千萬甚至幾億人閱讀﹐更有很多人奉這部書為金科玉律﹐人生所做每一個決定﹐都要參考書中內容作根據。沒錯﹐我想成為的書就是《聖經》﹐成為地球上最具影響力的書本。《聖經》到底是一本書還是一套書﹐這個問題聖經學者爭論了千幾年。不過既然夾是在兩塊書皮中間﹐全部頁紙釘裝在一起﹐應該算是一本書吧。

咦~ 我這一本書既然不限厚度﹐只要能夠釘裝在一起便可﹐那不如索性把人類歷史上﹐所有最具影響力的書﹐一股腦兒吸納在我這本書內。除了《聖經》外﹐另一本可以與之匹敵的書本是《可蘭經》。成為《聖經》加《可蘭經》的混合體﹐足以號令地球上一半的人口﹐從西方強權到中東恐怖份子﹐統統也要聆聽書中神的說話。儒道思想孕育中華文化﹐孔子的《四書五經》和老子的《道德經》必定要入選。說到對中國影響之深﹐恐怕要數上馬克思的《資本論》﹐因此也要把此書吸納。既然有在二十世紀主宰地球一半人命運的共產主義﹐又怎能沒有把它擊倒的資本主義呢。說起資本主義的代表作﹐肯定是亞當史密斯的《國富論》。有了宗教和經濟政治的書藉﹐科學類的代表作便是達爾文的《進化論》。《進化論》本身故然有科學貢獻﹐但人類進化的想法卻具劃時代性﹐後來衍生出的社會達爾文理論﹐更成為納粹德國的思想理論基礎。

《聖經》﹐《可蘭經》﹐《四書五經》﹐《道德經》﹐《資本論》﹐《國富論》﹐《進化論》加起來﹐應該可以左右地球大部份人的思想。還有一些其他古靈精怪的邪教﹐各有其經書迷惑教眾心靈。若果我這本書還有空位的話﹐可以把幾個主要邪教的經書收在附錄﹐如摩門教的《摩門經》﹐南韓統一教的《神聖教義》﹐法輪功的《轉法輪》﹐科學教的Dianetics等等。至於剩下來的其他人﹐大慨他們的文盲﹐根本不懂看書﹐那我這本書也沒法可施了。

今次披起書衣的博友包括 :

VinceC9讀與食南杏athrunz加燦michelleHaricot火羽lomicheehevangel亞占小貓周游longqt

若果想參加兩周一聚的朋友﹐可以參看這個網頁

6 comments to 兩週一聚﹕假如我是一本書

  • 聖經唔好玩, 叫自己做《洗髓經》嘛~ 可以練埋功先一舉兩得.
    而且因為聖經而打既交都唔好睇, no good!! 天下武林大會至好玩!!

  • Here are my comments on your “Book of all Books”:

    1. During the Cultural Revolution, almost one-fourth of the world population was reading “Quotations from Chairman Mao 毛主席語錄”, the Little Red Book that shaped the political scenes in both China and other parts of the globe for almost two decades. I would think it should be included.

    2. The fact that thermo nuclear bombs kill doesn’t imply that Einstein and his discovery of E=mc2 are both “bad”. Similarly, it is not Darwin’s fault that his science book was used by Hitler to justify the latter’s atrocity.

    3. There is a line in the Dream of the Red Chamber 紅楼夢: 『雜書可以移情乩性 Bad books could contaminate minds and change behaviours.』 My question is: How does one define “bad books 雜書”? While I respect your opinion on your definition of “Bibles of the Evil Sects 邪教的經書”, and you have listed a few, I would submit that others might not share your view.

    4. I do not pretend I have an answer to what should or should not be sanctioned / censored at the institutional or state levels. I guess it all depends on the value system of a society. Here in Canada, there are legal lines drawn with respect to hate-crimes, violence, kiddy-porns, and other materials deemed inappropriate or harmful to the society.

    Again, I find your article most interesting and appreciate having the opportunity to make comments.

    • I have the little red book at home, but the content is quite disappointing, just some brainless slogans. People during Cultural Revolution are crazy for Mao’s charisma, not really his stupid ideas. His idea is quite laughable in today’s standard.

      Technically, E=mc2 is a scientific paper, not a book. Einstein’s discover change the world, but it doesn’t change how people think. Unlike Darwin, it does not shape people’s mind. Nuclear bomb is just a very very powerful bomb and relativity is too abstract for ordinary people.

      If those religion cults are not evil, then they must be plain stupid. I have read most of those stupid books, or at least flip through the pages. Maybe I will write something to criticize those evil religions some other time. If other do not agree with me, they are welcome come forth for an argument. I am happy to enlighten them why they are wrong.

      I am a believer of John Stuart Mills. I don’t like censoring in general. We should defeat those inappropriate books through intellectual power, not take the easy way out to ban them.

  • 之前我也寫過類似的題目,叫《假如我們是一本書》,和你們的題目很接近。我的文章在這:http://linglingholing.mysinablog.com/index.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=1143487

    下次你們有兩周一聚可否讓我一起加入?到時麻煩你告訴我題目,如果有時間寫的話,我也想寫寫。

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