| Quote #7
THIS IS A CHRISTIAN NATION! ALL FOOT PLAY WILL BE PUNISHED BY THE HOOK, said another sign. (61.10)
In case we forgot that this is a satirical novel, here's a ridiculous sign to make us laugh and remind us of Vonnegut's concept of granfalloons: the separating of people in groups based on silly differences.
| Quote #8
Little Newt snorted. "Religion!"
"Beg your pardon?" Castle said.
"See the cat?" asked Newt. "See the cradle?" (81.27-29)
Another link in the religion-relates-to-art chain. (Remember that right before this Newt was painting a picture of a cat's cradle.)
| Quote #9
And what opinion did Bokonon hold of his own cosmogony?
"Foma! Lies!" he wrote. "A pack of foma!" (85.19-20)
Again, Bokonon points out how his religion is just a lie. But, hey, if you like the taste of the Kool-Aid, why not just enjoy it and stop pretending it's juice?