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above), and that the focal point of this history is the Exodus, when "the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders" (Deut.
The "Sunpeople", in Amiri Baraka's In Our Terribleness, are set apart from the "icebox land" and the "iceman, the abominable snowman", (v) As he urges his ideal (black) reader to seize freedom, he pleads, "Oh my dazed and imprisoned brothers / Sunpeople out of whose insides all warmth and light are created / Be your selves" (125).
Not that the terribleness of inappropriate e-mails could have at least as much to do with the politically opposed eye of the beholder as it did with the alleged corruption of the Republicans.
But, you really have to brace yourself for the sheer terribleness of them when you put this on.
Indeed, if a person appreciates the terribleness of his crime, that appreciation may spawn both a belief that death is a just punishment and a desire to die to escape feelings of shame and guilt.
One is, in my view, reinforced in this position by the point I am trying to make with regard to the terribleness of justice.
Timothy Edwards, for example, taught that true conversion required three steps: first, awakening, or recognition of the precariousness of one's life and situation; second, humiliation, or experience of backsliding that would lead people to realize the terribleness of their sins and God's justice in sending them to eternal hell (thus, the point of Jonathan's famous sermon, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, was to provoke such awakening and humiliation); and third, "if God graciously granted it .
Its terribleness is of a piece with the terribleness of Windows generally, a system so overloaded with icons, menus, buttons, and incomprehensible Help windows that performing almost any function means entering a treacherous wilderness of popups posing alternatives of terrifying starkness: Accept/Decline/Cancel; Logoff/Shut Down/Restart; and the mysterious Do Not Show This Warning Again.
I was always very conscious of doing that journey; of the terribleness of being seen if you were going for an abortion, of needing to keep it secret.
His message of race pride, self-determinism and political activism could still be found in the flurry of work published in this period; books such as In Our Terribleness (1970), Raise Race Rays Raze: Essays Since 1975 and Selected Poetry of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (1979).
What follows is a revision of my scholarly self and opinions that is, at least in part, a function of my shudder at the utter terribleness of our new millennium" (p.
allowing the inhumanity, the terribleness of war to remain attached to