Saturday, August 15, 2009


Folks... I think we ought to quit getting our views from the Internet. It's just like getting facts from village gossips back in the days when there was no TV, radio, newspapers, news magazines nor logic or scientific methodology. Hardly anyone had an inkling of education. Most people never got farther from home than a day's walk, and every nation was led by a king, prince, king of kings, warlord or other potentate. People used to believe anything back then, things like "if you split open a rock from Golgatha, inside will be a little tongue, crying out about the death of Christ." Yes, miracles everyday, a world of everyday miracles. With a lifespan of about 30 years, ignorant of most facts, people trudged their streets in Babylon or Nazareth, didn’t know a thing except how to survive. Dirty and hungry they had no method for separating fact from fiction. They’d believe most any news that came from afar. In fact they’d be biased toward news that gave them hope and might not look too closely at long distance news. It's sort of like getting your news in a fundamentalist religion's holy book or from a blogger who comes to you from afar with news you want to believe is true. In short the Internet is sort of an ignorant global community full of what used to be called, in the good old days, superstitious and ignorant “back fence gossips”. We can believe none of it.


If you think the pace of my entries has slowed down... watch. I just tuesday came out of surgery to repair the above. My right arm's in a sling for 6 to 9 weeks. This is a one finger exercise and there won't be many of these.

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