Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"
- Name: beepbeepitsme
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I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe. Like Arthur Dent from "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy", if you do not have a Babel Fish in your ear this blog will be completely unintelligible to you and will read something like this: "boggle, google, snoggle, slurp, slurp, dingleberry to the power of 10". Fortunately, those who have had the Babel Fish inserted in their ear, will understood this blog perfectly. If you are familiar with this technology, you will know that the Babel Fish lives on brainwave radiation. It excretes energy in the form of exactly the correct brainwaves needed by its host to understand what was just said; or in this case, what was read. The Babel Fish, thanks to scientific research, reverses the problem defined by its namesake in the Tower of Babel, where a deity was supposedly inspired to confuse the human race by making them unable to understand each other.
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THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL?
Watch "The Root Of All Evil?" video on Youtube
Episode 1: The God Delusion and Episode 2: The Virus of Faith (It is compelling to watch Dawkins in his very english-way, remain composed, when the arrangement of his words suggests to me that he is at once amazed and appalled by the people he interviews.)
The Origin of the Phrase "The Root Of All Evil": ~
"The Root Of All Evil?" is a four part TV series hosted by Professor Richard Dawkins. Richard Dawkins uses the phrase to suggest the question: "Is implacable and intractable faith the root of all evil?"
- "The love of money is the root of all evil" ~ All wrongdoing can be traced to an excessive attachment to material wealth. This saying comes from the writings of the Apostle Paul.
- 1 Timothy 6:10 (New International Version) ~ "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs."
- 1 Timothy 6:10 (King James Version) ~ "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."
- Greek Lexicon ~ ριζα γαρ παντων των κακων εστιν η φιλαργυρια ης τινες ορεγομενοι απεπλανηθησαν απο της πιστεως και εαυτους περιεπειραν οδυναις πολλαις
Richard Dawkins is astounded that religious faith is gaining ground in the face of rational, scientific truth based on hard evidence. He describes his astonishment that, at the start of the 21st century, religious faith is gaining ground in the face of rational, scientific truth. Science, based on scepticism, investigation and evidence, must continuously test its own concepts and claims. Faith, by definition, defies evidence: it is untested and unshakeable, and is therefore in direct contradiction with science. Please consider watching all 3 sections of "The Root Of All Evil?" whether you are religious or non-religious, theist or atheist. And please leave a comment concerning your opinion of the programme.MORE LINKS: ~
In addition, though religions preach morality, peace and hope, in fact, says Dawkins, they bring intolerance, violence and destruction. The growth of extreme fundamentalism in so many religions across the world not only endangers humanity but, he argues, is in conflict with the trend over thousands of years of history for humanity to progress – to become more enlightened and more tolerant.