RHJunior wrote:Mister, If Christians and Jews don't believe the Bible is God's Word, they don't have nothin'.
RHJunior wrote:I'll take the Bible--- divinely inspired, written at God's command, penned by prophets, peasants, disciples and kings, preserved in spite of every attempt to deface or destroy it--- over the self-important flailings and pratfalls of Man any day of the week.
RHJunior wrote:Anyone who thinks "science has all the answers" or even that science's limited answers are all <I>correct</I> answers, forgets that "Science" is nothing but the accumulation of Man's knowledge. That's all the word <I>means,</i> "knowledge." And Man, for all his accumulated arrogance, is limited and badly flawed.... and quite happily inclined to believe a familiar lie over an unfamiliar truth.
RHJunior wrote:And do not imagine for a minute that Man's Knowledge is a continual or inevitable forward progression; history is crisscrossed with footprints where Man's Knowledge had to <I>backtrack</i> over his own grievous errors.... often having to trample stubborn intellectual elitists underfoot on the way. (It is not merely a <I>modern</i> convention that intellectuals are the world's Lettered Idiots...)
RHJunior wrote:The refusal to bathe was propagated not by the "ignorant religious" of the medieval period but by the intelligentsia of the Renaissance, who thought it spread disease by "opening the pores."
Galileo's conflict was not with with the Church so much as it was with conniving scholars who advocated Ptolemy's geocentric model, and who used their influence with the clergy to protect their status (sound familiar? Wonder why? "Most forward thinking church leaders accept the Evolutionary model....")
Columbus did not prove the world round--- it was a well known fact to anyone with any schooling. The Hebrew scriptures described the world as a "circle" (the original hebrew word was used both for circle and sphere) that "hangs suspended on nothing". The ancient Greeks calculated its circumference to within a few hundred miles... Columbus, in fact, was advocating <I>a flawed mathematical model</I> that had the world's circumference grossly undersized, and believed that this made the distance westward to India far shorter. If an entire undiscovered continent had not been in the way, his expedition would have ended in disaster.
RHJunior wrote:While the bible said that "life is in the blood," physicians were bleeding people dry to "cure" them.
While the bible said every creature was of different flesh, scholars were giving humans transfusions of blood from dogs and pigs.
RHJunior wrote:The old testament laws gave rules of cleanliness, sanitation, and the prevention of the spread of disease that were not only millenia ahead of their time but were <I>in direct conflict</i> with the teachings of the most learned minds of the day--- the Egyptians--- who among other things advocated <I>spreading mule dung on wounds</i> to make them heal.
RHJunior wrote:No, I'll take my Divinely inspired Bible. Science may be a useful tool, but it makes a retarded god.
RHJunior wrote:Columbus did not prove the world round--- it was a well known fact to anyone with any schooling. The Hebrew scriptures described the world as a "circle" (the original hebrew word was used both for circle and sphere) that "hangs suspended on nothing". The ancient Greeks calculated its circumference to within a few hundred miles... Columbus, in fact, was advocating <I>a flawed mathematical model</I> that had the world's circumference grossly undersized, and believed that this made the distance westward to India far shorter. If an entire undiscovered continent had not been in the way, his expedition would have ended in disaster.
Wanderwolf wrote:Minor correction, RH: Galileo Galilei was in trouble less for the facts of his presentation and more for the timing. Just a few months prior, an anti-Catholic iconoclast had used the heliocentric model to propose the destruction of the Papocracy.
RHJunior wrote:Actually, as posted elsewhere in this forum, bathing was much more common during the medieval period than is commonly portrayed. It was as much a form of social commerce and interaction as a matter of cleanliness, and the associated norms and rituals varied from region to region.
It was only a period of 200 years or so-- the Renaissance-- when bathing fell into disfavor.
Axelgear wrote: Buddhism is a belief that teaches peace, tolerance, kindness to others, and equality.
NydaLynn wrote:Did you know that the indigenous peoples of north america had not seen horses before settlers from europe arrived?
Wanderwolf wrote:"1. "Bleeding" as a cure arrived much later than the "kosher" restrictions. It was, in some ways, a reinterpretation of the common-knowledge discovery that some unsees material must be transmitted between prganisms to make people sick of the same disease. Since blood was found throughout the body, it only made sense that the unknown contamination was carried by the blood. "
LoneWolf23k wrote:And for a few years now, young Sikh students are allowed to keep their Kirpan knives when attending public schools...
RHJunior wrote:Multiculturalism is little more than another way than saying AntiWesternism.
Their ranks are made up of
"Every idiot who praises with enthusiastic tone
Every century but this and every culture but his own...."
W.S. Gilbert wrote:
Gentlemen, I'm much touched by this reception. I can
only trust that by strict attention to duty I shall ensure a
continuance of those favours which it will ever be my study to
deserve. If I should ever be called upon to act professionally,
I am happy to think that there will be no difficulty in finding
plenty of people whose loss will be a distinct gain to society at
As some day it may happen that a victim must be found,
I've got a little list--I've got a little list
Of society offenders who might well be underground,
And who never would be missed--who never would be missed!
There's the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs–
All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs–
All children who are up in dates, and floor you with 'em flat–
All persons who in shaking hands, shake hands with you like that–
And all third persons who on spoiling téte-a-tétes insist–
They'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be missed!
CHORUS. He's got 'em on the list--he's got 'em on the list;
And they'll none of 'em be missed--they'll none of 'em be missed.
There's the banjo serenader, and the others of his race,
And the piano-organist--I've got him on the list!
And the people who eat peppermint and puff it in your face,
They never would be missed--they never would be missed!
Then the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
All centuries but this, and every country but his own;
And the lady from the provinces, who dresses like a guy,
And who "doesn't think she waltzes, but would rather like to try";
And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist--
I don't think she'd be missed--I'm sure she'd not he missed!
CHORUS. He's got her on the list--he's got her on the list;
And I don't think she'll be missed--I'm sure she'll not be missed!
And that Nisi Prius nuisance, who just now is rather rife,
The Judicial humorist--I've got him on the list!
All funny fellows, comic men, and clowns of private life–
They'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be missed.
And apologetic statesmen of a compromising kind,
Such as--What d'ye call him--Thing'em-bob, and likewise--Never-mind,
And 'St--'st--'st--and What's-his-name, and also You-know-who--
The task of filling up the blanks I'd rather leave to you.
But it really doesn't matter whom you put upon the list,
For they'd none of 'em be missed--they'd none of 'em be missed!
CHORUS. You may put 'em on the list--you may put 'em on the list;
And they'll none of 'em be missed--they'll none of 'em be missed!
RHJunior wrote:I still stand by my statement, and my statement stands by itself as self-evident. The only time people wail and holler for "multiculturalism" is when they want to sweep the standing WESTERN culture out of the way.
You're in OUR country now. SPEAK ENGLISH.
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