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By National Geographic Society / Editor-in-Chief: Chris Johns

Washington, DC: The nationwide Geographic Society, 2006. The may perhaps, 2006 factor, quantity 209, No.5. 4to, wraps, 166 numbered pp. + unpaginated good points and advertisements. As New; pristine, perfect. See experiment. faraway from its plastic mailing bag lengthy sufficient to test, then put in sealed garage. excessive grade. characteristic articles: Fall of the Wild, The Judas Gospel, Duchy of Cornwall, allergic reaction distress, River of Spirits (Irrawaddy). Departments: Visions of Earth, Darwin's Tortoise, scholars, Sandhogs underneath ny, Marriage Map, Butterfly Migration, Politics of technological know-how, E.O. Wilson, Lindsborg/Kansas . L-pr2

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They had just been a bit mad, that was all. Had He been a bit mad too? And was this the moment of disillusioning sanity? Had He sacrificed everything to a fanatic's dream? After all, His relatives had thought Him mad, and at one point had tried to force Hun to come home. And how ruthless He had been with them for the sake of the cause He thought He embodied. He had disowned them when they came to look for Hun-His mother, His sisters and brothers, all of them-and He had said that His real mother and sisters and brothers were those who followed Him.

Of course, there is the old saying that half a loaf is better than no bread - a wise maxim hi a number of circumstances. But as a policy for living it is utterly irreligious and, if we follow it, it will exclude us absolutely from the kingdom of heaven. For, without deadening part of us, without doing injury to what God has made, we can never be content with half a loaf. We can never be content with less than total satisfaction. Consider, for instance, the God you have been 53 THE TRUE W I L D E R N E S S brought up with and sometimes worship and vaguely serve and perhaps half disbelieve.

D. Here in Cambridge we can join fully in every sort of communal activity without having to subscribe to any form of creed or having to 63 THE TRUE W I L D E R N E S S join in any religious ceremony. There is no need for us to lose our sense of belonging, whatever we areChristians, Atheists, or Hindus. So perhaps we don't have to lose our life in order to live. Perhaps Christ's words are not addressed to people in our situation. But society-the city, the home, the school, the college, the university, however, we divide it up - society is not only an external reality, something outside us over there.

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