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Words and Deeds
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From: wondrousbeauty Date: May 21st, 2005 05:37 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The next to last paragraph is something I've been thinking about a lot. In very personal ways. Thanks for giving me more to think about. Perhaps it's telling that I don't want to say more about my own thoughts about this because the power the words have to me (and perhaps that's the crux of the matter--whether or not one believes that the words in fact do the deed, the power given the words changes depending on who and what is involved and whose reading you are taking into account).

You know that last part of Althusser's essay where he talks about how kneeling down and doing the worship can make one believe? I've always thought words have something to do with that, but in the space in between the doing and the belief.
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