Today, for a brief second, I thought of a life without Roger. It was much like my current life, except that this forum was a bit nicer.
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Fact: I have never seen Holy Grail.
It's one of those things that, taken alone, is quite funny but should never ever be watched with fans because they ruin it.
I'LL BITE YOUR KNEECAPS OFF!
Black Knight Plushie of Doom!
HE DOES NOT SAY KNEECAPS!
They already got us back.You're one of those nerds aren't you? Or is that just for The Life of Bryan?
You know those insufferable mouth-breathing nerds who can recite Monty Python and the Holy Grail entirely from memory? Yeah.
They got us good.
England lost two wars against the United States and could quite possibly be speaking German today if it wasn't for North American involvement in World War II. So says the patriotism installed in my brain in school.
They'll get us back one day, I'm sure.
No, no, no,
I was referring to my unnecessary defensiveness instead of being flamed. I was implying it instead of actually performing it.
That was the joke to begin with, right?
WHY DO YOU HATE DISCORDIANISM?!?!!
Very good article. I had never seen the term unreality before, but it seems to fit very well. Racists almost always live in an isolated little bubble where different ideas are intentionally kept out. They are frightened by things are different in any way. They build up an echo chamber around themselves so they don't even have to hear a differing opinion. It is willful ignorance, plain and simple.
...Belief marks the line at which our thinking stops, or, perhaps better, the place where we confine our thinking to a carefully delineated region. Maoists or creationists or jihadists or libertarians take a severely critical view of the world, but they do not step across their created boundaries to take an equally severe view of themselves.
Believers stop their thinking at a designated line only when they refuse to see their shared dependence with disbelievers. They do this even though at some level they are aware that they are doing it--a classic act of willful ignorance. Only by being willfully ignorant do we not acknowledge that, as believers, we have drawn real dialogue with others to a halt. Each of our beliefs is shielded against the damaging scrutiny of others--and ourselves.
** At this point you may be suspecting that this post is little more than an elaborate attempt to repackage the argument of the book of 1 John in non-sectarian terms. Well, yeah. Did it work?
Yes, I think so. I certainly didn't spot any religious overtones in what Fred Clark wrote, and I find it very thought-provoking. In that sense one could say that he's repackaged it in non-sectarian and also non-declarative terms. He's starting a dialogue on the subject, rather than simply declaring X to be true.
Anyway, Fred Clark might be on to something here. I'll try to add my thoughts once I get a nap in.