<Chess, Science & Religion>
1) Chess requires a reasoned, objective and adjustable approach based upon what is observed in search for a truth. Accumulated knowledge.
2) Science requires a reasoned, objective and adjustable approach based upon what is observed in search for a truth. Accumulated knowledge.
3) Faith inherently allows for the denial of observation so that belief in a claimed truth may be preserved. Self-perpetuating knowledge.
<Ode To Arpad>
There once was an Arpad named Elo,
Whose system chess took up with zealo,
But most boys in the band still don't quite understand that it is practically useless when used as an indicator of relative strength between players of different generations in argumentso.
<Memorable Quote> - "...voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." - Hermann Goering
<Just A Thought> - Symbols, be they icons or flags, are only as worthy of respect as the values of the people that appropriate them.
<Just An Opinion> - "Tradition and heritage are all dead people's baggage. Stop carrying it. Move forward." - Doug Stanhope
<A Cheery Proverb> - We don't get to live long enough to know ourselves let alone others - by 'Some dude that I know'
<Another Cheery Proverb> - Great minds think alike but fools seldom differ - by 'A hairy man sat in a desert with far too much time on his hands'
<A Little Ditty> - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zdy...
<Singalong Special> - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yydl...
<Video Of The Week> - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z19z...
Q: Creation or stroke of luck? A: I have aaaaaaaabsolutely no idea... and coincidentally... as an equally insignificant, meaningless lump of carbon neither do you or anybody else truth be told. Now, may we proceed to deal with more pressing issues?
Is it, objectively, actually important that we acquire a definitive resolution to the question of the answer at all?
Exactly. NOW may we proceed to deal with more pressing issues? Thank you...
<The Israel/Palestine 'Problem'>
A Peace Anthem - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6qA...
Paradoxical Fun Fact - A Mohel is likely to have more financial difficulties due to ever LESS cutbacks!?
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<The Catholic Church>
It turns out that there are surprisingly few words in the English language that actually rhyme with 'Papist'.
<Sponsored Advertisement - The Pontiff raises a glass while standing on the Vatican balcony. Placido Domingo kisses his ring while St Peter's Square reverberates to the strains of... 'I thought 7UP was a fizzy drink until I discovered Smirnoff.'>
The Story of the Three Bears by Various - No matter how many times you read it, the part where baby bear doesn't get any porridge will always have you in tears... "A veritable roller coaster of a ride from start to finish!" 10/10
The Bible by Various - No matter how many times you read it, the part where baby bear doesn't get any porridge will always have you in tears... "A veritable roller coaster of a ride from start to finish!" 10/10
The Qur’an by Various - No matter how many times you read it, the part where baby bear doesn't get any porridge will always have you in tears... "A veritable roller coaster of a ride from start to finish!" 10/10
<The Death Penalty 'Problem' - A Solution>
Where applicable, before each 'event' a randomly chosen citizen, who agrees with the policy, is elected to be executioner in a live pay-on-demand broadcast to the nation. Ya know. With democracy comes responsibility and all that jazz...
"So when the preacher comes to get me and they shave off all my hair,
could you take that long walk with me knowing hell is waiting there?
Could you pull that switch yourself, Sir, with a sure and steady hand and could you still tell yourself, Sir, that you're better than I am?"
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"Certifiably different!" <New York Times>
"Bullseye!!!" <Washington Post>
"Whut?" <Life Magazine>
"@#$%! That was my @#$% idea you @#$% @#$%!!" <Andrew Lloyd Webber>
"Who would believe that a ping-pong ball, while bending over with your back to an audience with no trousers on, could be so much fun!?" <Flex Torso>
"@#$%!" <Webber... again>
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