Last week, we asked whether killing fruit flies had karmic significance. Over the course of seven days, a whopping 38 of the 877 visitors to this blog weighed in and settled this pressing issue for all time. 55% said no, and that we may kill freely. 31% felt the answer was hidden deep behind the veil of appearances, and that it might or might not, and a mere 13% said that all life is sacred.
It sort of bothered me that only about 4% of you voted. Maybe the question was too hard. I decided this time to ask about something we can all relate to. So here it is.
Which radical intellectual who converted to Catholicism would you most like to date: Dorothy Day (at left), the journalist turned activist who founded the Catholic Worker movement, or Simone Weil (at right), the overwrought "red virgin" philosopher mystic?
The readers have spoken. 2.7% of the 1,116 visitors last week declared Day is hotter than Weil, and well-grounded radicalism wins out over self-absorbed intellectualism by a 2-1 margin. Thanks for clarifying.