The Brothers Karamazov

"Actually, people sometimes talk about man's 'bestial' cruelty, but that is being terribly unjust and offensive to the beasts..."
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Or So I've Been Told

"All I know, all any of us know, is what we are told."







(OM)

I am told: E=mc2


I am told: The world was created in 7 days.


I am told: There are 8 Planets in the Solar System.


I am told: I may be reincarnated as a gnat.


I am told: Neanderthal made tools and used fire.


I am told: A baby was born of a virgin mother.


I am told: It is 92,955,807.3 miles to the sun.


I am told: I have a guardian angel.


I am told: Hydrogen is the lightest element.


I am told: The Red Sea was parted to permit foot traffic.


I am told: The number of rings in a tree tells its age.


I am told; The cow is a sacred animal.


I am told: The world will end this year.


I am told: 144 thousand people will be saved.


I am told: Piffle is spelled with two effs.


I am told: Masturbation causes hair to grow on your palms.


I am told: God loves me.


I am told: New York City is in New York State.


I am told: A man once returned from the dead.


I am told: The cheetah is the fastest running land animal.


I am told: To the Hopi, the Great Spirit is all powerful.


I am told: The New York Times prints "All the News That's Fit to Print."


I am told: The majority of Muslims are Sunni.


I am told: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.


I am told: The Buddha became enlightened after 49 days under a fig tree.


I am told: The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.



"THE TRUTH is... anything you agree with."
ibid.

1 comment:

Brahm Chernitsky said...

Truth, can be defined. I shall define it as 'that which cannot be denied'. Are you happy with that? CANNOT be denied.

But, "I can deny anything you say" can't I? Is there anything which cannot be denied?

Yes. 'I am', or 'I exist'. One may not know what this 'I' that 'exists' is, but that one exists cannot be denied, because one has to exist in order to even attempt the denial.

There for 'existence' is Truth. Now what this existence is, is a matter for enquiry.

Quoth the Raving

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Veni,Vedi,Vici

Julius Caesar



Veni,Vedi,Vici...Sidi ( I stuck around )

Uncle Sam


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....Zero Gravitas


Quoth the Raving


All I know, all any of us know, is what we're told.

...Zero Gravitas

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Quoth the Raving

If it walks like a depression, talks like a depression, and looks like a depression; it's a recovery.

...Zero Gravitas

Nice paint job

Nice paint job
Watch your step!

Quoth the Raving


WHY IS THAT?
Full scale War in Korea; we called it a Police Action
Police Action in Iraq; we call it a War.

...Zero Gravitas

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Gene Pool?

Gene Pool?
by failblog.org

Quoth the Raving


Ecology is an impending Black Swan quagmire therefore incorporation is anathema to Economists.

...Zero Gravitas

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Quoth the Raving


An incoming US President who does not immediately resign his office after having received eyes-only briefings of what's really going on is hopelessly co-opted or delusional.
....Zero Gravitas

Quoth the Raving

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We are now a nation of middlemen. What becomes of us if the center cannot hold?

....Zero Gravitas
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Quoth the Raving

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Why not use some of the red ink to make things Green?

....Zero Gravitas
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"Ashes to Ashes"

"Ashes to Ashes"
Whoa!