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Re^4: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:

by Illuminatus (Curate)
on Feb 09, 2009 at 15:36 UTC ( #742463=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
in thread I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:

Not to pick nits (well, OK, let the nit-picking begin)

  1. Special relativity is not obsolete, given the body of work SR experimental basis subject. There is far more experimental evidence for it, than against it. Those crackpots arguing against it are probably basing their arguments on some aspect of Samsara :)
  2. Being a devil-worshipper (and I dispute that claim, unless you are saying all Quakers are such) does not necessarily obviate the truth of statements made
  3. I was not referring to the modern Bible, unless you consider pre-4th century manuscipts as 'modern'

fnord


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Re^5: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by zentara (Archbishop) on Feb 09, 2009 at 17:57 UTC
    Well Special relativity is not obsolete, in the same sense that Newtonian Mechanics is not obsolete.... but neither one of them tells me what time actually is, they only allow making measurements. I can claim that time is the number of breathes you have left, and after that time ceases to exist for you.

    Devil worshipping has nothing to do with it, just as Franklin's stupid sayings have nothing to do with it.

    I don't care which bible you want to quote, it has nothing to do with reality, so why do you invoke it's (or Franklin's) sayings as some sort of "standard of truth"?

    Breathe slowly Illuminatus , your perceived basis for truth based on logical reasoning(and brainwashing in the school system) is deceiving you....the truth is not logical.


    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth Remember How Lucky You Are
Re^5: I can afford to spend so much time at the Monastery because:
by rir (Vicar) on Feb 09, 2009 at 21:42 UTC
    Ben Franklin was not a Quaker. http://www.adherents.com/people/pf/Benjamin_Franklin.html may not be authoritative, but being a well-read Friend, I am sure Franklin was not one. He is not claimed as one and Friends had the habit of meticulous record keeping.

    There are few Quakers who are household names in American history. The foremost would be William Penn, Rufus Jones, Herbert Hoover, and Richard Nixon.

    It is not Friends' practice to devil worship, but mistakes happen. I'll appreciate it, if you won't incite the persecutions to begin again. :-)

    Be well,
    rir

      Are you allowed to use a computer then? Cool! Quakers rule!

      I recently read that the guy (I can't remember his name) who designed the American heavy frigates that did so well in the war of 1812 was a Quaker too. I think he was expelled though, for making war ships. Anyway, he was a hell of a ship builder.

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