Fosdickian wisdom

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by B_Hickboy, Apr 29, 2011.

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    "When will the churches learn that intolerance, personal or ecclesiastical, is an evidence of weakness? The confident can afford to be calm and kindly; only the fearful must defame and exclude."

    -Harry Emerson Fosdick
     
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    Well, at the last world-wide ecumenical conference of gay churches no one could agree whether Jesus was divine . . . or simply fabulous.
     
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    Installing fear in a population is a way of controlling the masses

    -Lee
     
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    It's a good way to sell toothpaste, deodorant, soap, cars, medicines, and fabric softener. It's a good way to get people to watch more tv, too.
     
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    And its a genius way to get people to have faith in something/someone they have never seen.
     
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    What color are baby crows?
     
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    Tell me the point of such a question then i will answer :wink:
     
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    Well, baby crows are altricial, so... they're pretty much pink-ish beige. Why does ye asks?
     
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    I guess you don't know.
     
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    Now that's something we'll never know..
    But i do appreciate the test
     
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    Show me electricity.
     
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    Get down on your knees , crawl over to the wall and lick the power socket.
    The results will no doubt electrify you
     
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    Hick, I think a better demand is: Show me evolution.

    See, I'm not a particularly religious fellah. While I CAN test the existence of God/Magic, I cannot get consistent results. This bothers me.

    On the other hand, however, my belief system is structured around a Theory that cannot be proven: evolution. This theory states that all life arose from a single common ancestor, some billions of years ago. Yes, I can see modern evolution in action. I can look at fossils and infer that evolution was at work eons ago. But I cannot PROVE that everything alive today is the descendant of a single first life-form. Yet, without this theory, the rest of my science crumbles. I must have faith in evolution in order to proceed with my life's endeavors.

    So, who am I to judge those who have faith in something else? Their God is my evolution, without which all else falls apart.

    (btw, while nobody can actually see electricity, its effects can be directly and reproducibly observed. scientifically speaking, this is the same as "seeing" it.)
     
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    That would be showing the effects of electricity. There's a difference between showing a thing (in this case, a force) and showing its effects.
     
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