To Rise Again at a Decent Hour - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

Joshua Ferris
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Part 2 is titled Ersatz, Israel. In Chapter 6, Paul is talking to Mr. Sookhart, who says he has found no one who knows about the Ulms. Paul asks how many Ulms it would take to make it real. Sookhart says that there is merely a categorical difference between a small group of believers and a large group and that the tendency is to call one group a “cult” and to classify another as a religion. Sookhart then points out another problem with the Ulms. He says that modern-day scholars are all searching for opportunities to publish their findings. Sookhart argues that some historian would have written about the Ulms if the group exists. Paul names several other groups that have lived “on the brink of extinction.” Sookhart asks why the Ulms have been persecuted and Paul touts their one belief – that they are duty-bound to...

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