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March 11, 2007

Letter From Dave Sim

Filed under: Mail — M Kitchen @ 7:48 am

While I waited for my 20 minute delayed train in Toronto Union Station, I cracked open the Aardvark Vanaheim bubble envelope to find… a letter… a 27 PAGE letter!…
From none other than Dave Sim.

Which is exciting enough in itself, BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
It turns out this correspondence is going to be the feature in this weeks Blog and Mail.

So we are going to do things a little differently this time around.
As each new installment of the Blog and Mail is released in the Cerebus Yahoo! Group, I will add a link to it below.
Strap yourselves in because we are in for a long and turbulent week.


Blog and Mail – Prologue

Blog and Mail – PART 1

Blog and Mail – PART 2

Blog and Mail – PART 3

Blog and Mail – PART 4

Blog and Mail – PART 5

Blog and Mail – PART 6

Blog and Mail – PART 7

Blog and Mail – PART 8 (The Conclusion)


  1. 27 pages? 27 pages? Wow. How long did it take you to read it? Is Dave responding per verbatim in the Blog & Mail?

    Comment by Margaret — March 12, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

  2. Hi Margaret!
    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Ultraist.net!

    Geeze, I dunno how long it took to read the whole thing. It was 10 minutes while waiting for the train, plus 45 minutes on the train, plus a little bit more after that…

    And yes, Dave is responding per verbatim in the Blog and Mail. So you guys will be getting the full shebang!


    Comment by M Kitchen — March 12, 2007 @ 6:58 pm

  3. On the Cerebus Yahoo! Group, Jeff Tundis wrote:

    ———— Here we go again. Marriage is a Christian hijacked form of Maritatus (Maritatum) — the legal, state sanctioned contract to regulate inheritance and the like. Yes, children’s welfare is *part* of it, but it was only after the Christian’s took it over and altered it to omit the parts they didn’t like (like legal polygamy)did it become “about children.” The Biblical definition of marriage is a corruption.


    (Thought I’d save you the trouble, Steve)

    And then Steve Bolhafner wrote:

    Well, not quite.

    To say “the Biblical definition of marriage is a corruption” goes too
    far, I think. The ancient Hebrews did have marriage, after all, though
    they had different words for it. If you said the *Christian* concept
    of marriage is a corruption of Maritatus, you’d be closer to the
    truth. And Maritatus was very much about building Families, and
    therefore “about children” in a very real sense of the word (although
    children — even adult children — were the property of their father
    and could be disposed of at will, just to give one obvious example of
    the differences in outlook).

    The Christians *claim* they are using the Roman word for the Jewish
    concept. As successors to the Jews, they are following (more-or-less)
    Jewish law (except they can eat pork and don’t have to obey *all* the
    laws). Christian marriage is, theoretically, the same as ancient
    Hebrew marriage.

    Except it’s not. Christian marriage — especially in our culture — is
    NOTHING like marriage in the Old Testament. Indeed, polygamy is one of
    the things in the Old Testament that the Christians didn’t like there,

    LEGALLY speaking, all of the laws regarding marriage in all European
    countries (and all the American countries, who inherited their laws
    from the Europeans) do indeed descend directly from the Roman
    Maritatus. No doubt about that.

    Steve Bolhafner

    Comment by M Kitchen — March 13, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

  4. Cool. I just finished reading the last installment. Dave has some really good things to say, I think. That was fun.

    Comment by blair kitchen — March 20, 2007 @ 11:05 am

  5. Cool. What do you think about all of this? any toughts?

    Comment by TIE — March 21, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

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