BE SURE YOU ARE RIGHT, THEN GO AHEAD (and pull the trigger)

by Terry 2 Replies latest jw friends

  • Terry

    Davey Crockett said the above. But, the last part of his sentence is often expurgated.

    What are you sure you are right about and what are you not so sure about?

    What is the last convincing argument you heard that pushed you off the fence foursquare on both feet to make a decisive stand?

    Where have you changed your opinion and why?

    Do you sometimes disagree just because of the person who is on the other side of an issue?

    Do you agree with Davey Crockett?

    When is the last time you pulled the proverbial trigger?


  • OldSoul
    Terry: What is the last convincing argument you heard that pushed you off the fence foursquare on both feet to make a decisive stand?

    Are you really minimus in another guise?

    The last argument that I heard that forced me to make a decisive stand was from Oolon Colluphid.

    "The Babel fish," said The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy quietly, "is small, yellow and leechlike, and probably the oddest thing in the Universe. It feeds on brainwave energy received not from its own carrier but from those around it. It absorbs all unconscious mental frequencies from this brainwave energy to nourish itself with. It then excretes into the mind of its carrier a telepathic matrix formed by combining the conscious thought frequencies with nerve signals picked up from the speech centers of the brain which had supplied them. The practical upshot of all this is that if you stich a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language. The speech patterns you actuallyy hear decode the brainwave matrix which had been fed into your mind by your Babel fish.

    "Now it is such a bizarrely impossible coincidence that anything so mindbogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as a final and clinching proof on the
    non existence of God.

    "The argument goes something like this: 'I refuse to prove that I exist,' says God, 'for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.'

    "'But,' says Man, 'the Babel fish proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments you don't. QED.'

    "'Oh dear,' says God, 'I hadn't though of that,' and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.

    "'Oh that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

    "Most leading theologians claim that this argument is a load of dingo's kidneys, but that didn't stop Oolon Colluphid making a small fortune when he used it as the central theme of his best-selling book,
    Well That about Wraps It Up for God.

    "Meanwhile, the poor Bable fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different races and cultures, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation." is a site that contains dozens of examples demonstrating seemingly useless parts of many animals. I, myself, am partial to dingo's kidneys.

  • stillajwexelder

    I tend to shoot from the hip

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