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Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle

  

by Kurt Vonnegut

Cat's Cradle Religion Quotes

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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?

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