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Comment by Loren Miller on August 20, 2017 at 11:50am

I had the distinct honor and pleasure to introduce a most noted atheist at the FRFF / NOFS "Party in the Park" yesterday, and these are some of HIS works I used in his introduction:

Faith is an assertion of absolute conviction that is assumed without reason and is defended against all reason.

I believe what I do is a logical consequence of my understanding of the facts, and my position will obligately change according to my information.

If you can’t show it, you don’t know it.
-- Aron Ra

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 19, 2017 at 9:08am

Joan, Ouspensky was a Russian mathematician. 

Comment by Loren Miller on August 19, 2017 at 7:45am

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the gospels in praise of intelligence.
-- Bertrand Russell

Which really should surprise no one, since intelligence, coupled with skepticism, is religion's undoing.

Comment by Chris on August 19, 2017 at 6:05am

Dutch sayings are interesting.

https://stuffdutchpeoplelike.com/2016/03/08/funny-dutch-expressions/

I don't get the Monkey context.

Cat in the bag as I understand it had to do with sward fighting. Meaning that a cat was put in a bag for horsemen to kill.

Raining Cat's and Dogs, as I understand the origin was based on thatched roofs,

The following is wonderful: (Al draagt een aap een gouden ring, het is en blijft een lelijk ding)
Similar to the English expression “a pig in lipstick”; used to convey the message that superficial or cosmetic changes are futile at disguising the true nature of a person or thing.

“a pig in lipstick” is a wonderful saying.

I'd like to read sayings from other cultures that mean the same thing, or have other lessons.

Comment by Chris on August 19, 2017 at 5:29am

The open library movement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Library
in my opinion libraries and the internet should be part of the commons rather than for profit.

The FCC with https://www.fcc.gov/about/leadership/ajit-pai

and other things that should part of the commons are unfortunately being turned over to monopolies.

Is it because commoners don't want to pay taxes for basic services?

It's unbelievable how many people purchase bottled water when tap water is available.

Comment by Chris on August 19, 2017 at 4:56am

Thanks Joan,
For some reason the reference was appropriate for a friend.
I sent him a paper copy of the book
"Too soon old, too late smart"
I'd like to read it too.
G/D it we need more libraries so books don't need to be sent through Amazon, or used on Kindle
The internet used to be an open library. I'm afraid much of that has been lost.
https://www.amazon.com/Too-Soon-Old-Late-Smart/dp/1569243735/ref=sr...

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2017 at 3:48am

Also: 

“The more you know, the more you know you don't know.”

~ Aristotle 

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2017 at 3:45am

Chris, you remind me of an old Dutch saying: 

"Too soon old, too late smart!

Comment by Chris on August 19, 2017 at 2:00am

I don't know shit, but worked with a guy who was a  Rosicrucian.

There was a saying another guy I worked attributed to Aristotle:

The More You Know The More You Don't Know.

My friend followed it up with something such as Eventually I'll learn everything about nothing.

I'm sure other's know the full saying and reference.

Comment by Joan Denoo on August 19, 2017 at 1:11am

Who is P.D. Ouspensky?

 

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