Sunday, October 22, 2006

The current administration seems bound and determined to interfere in the affairs of the middle east. Some people might call this arrogance, others might call this... let's just stick with arrogance. In any event, foreign intervention is nothing new to this part of the world. In fact, it is tragically familiar...

Bill Maher's commentary on think tanks hit several nails on the head. As usual, Maher gets a little rude toward the end but I can excuse this given how spot on the rest of the commentary is.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

I gave this quote at the start of my old blog, guerilla dove. Now that we have Youtube I can add video of Jacob Bronowski's famous Auschwitz monologue from The Ascent of Man. Bronowski's statement summarizes why, as a Christian, I have embraced science and rejected Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism as viable and reasonable routes to understanding God.

Into this pond were flushed the ashes of some four million people. And that was not done by gas. It was done by arrogance. It was done by dogma. It was done by ignorance. When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods.