[rescue] Airport Security and Rescues...

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Thu Mar 27 16:29:31 CDT 2008

Sandwich Maker wrote:
> " From: Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at gmail.com>
> " Yes, yes, but when one starts to believe that another needs to die to 
> " satisfy the wishes or will of God, the larger battle has already been lost.
> can't argue with you there.  the sad thing is that so many religions -
> in the west, anyway - are exclusive.  the early greek development of
> agnosticism was stimulated by the observation that every religion
> proclaimed that all the others were wrong.  [so the greeks thought
> what if all were wrong?]  and i really believe that the church of
> rome is the -second-empire- of rome, with power and control uppermost
> on its agenda.  why else to demand celibacy among priests, if not to
> ensure undivided loyalty to the church [note: not to -god-]?


This is why I'm sort of meta-agnostic.  The odds are overwhelmingly in 
favor of them *all* being wrong.

> i heard something recently suggesting that jesus' famous advice to
> turn the other cheek wasn't nonviolent.  turning the other cheek, in
> the turn of the era holy land, would force your opponent to strike you
> straight on as an equal, not backhanded as a superior to an inferior.

Yeah, heard that before.  It was challenging your adversary to either 
acknowledge you as a free man, or treat you as a slave (in which case 
you'd kill him).

   Phil Stracchino, CDK#2         ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
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