"Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are seen in a blue Proton Saga... "When asked whether there is any tension with the sultan, Dr Mahathir said: “No, I don’t see anything because I went to see him and he drove me to the airport. I don’t want to comment on the sultans because if I say anything that is not good then it’s not nice because he is the sultan”"

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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Quote of the Post: "Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George

Random Playlist Song: Jascha Heifetz - Partita #2 in Re Minor, BWV 1004 - Ciaccona

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Quanxing sent me the following Army Posters:












Frankly, I could do better, even though my "graphics manipulation skills are limited to cutting and pasting, resizing and cropping" (see God's Billboards Parody. But I heartily applaud whoever made these for actually doing the deed :)

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I like the following quotes from the latest Quotation series on the UCTAA page; even though I'm not a member of the UCTAA, being neither Apathetic nor Agnostic, I enjoy most of their meditations:

1. Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill all and you are God. Jean Rostand

4. Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That unalterable rule applies both to God and man. John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

7. Scientific education and religious education are incompatible. The clergy have ceased to interfere with education at the advanced state, with which I am directly concerned, but they have still got control of that of children. This means that the children have to learn about Adam and Noah instead of about evolution; about David who killed Goliath, instead of Koch who killed cholera; about Christ's ascent into heaven instead of Montgolfier's and Wright's. Worse than that, they are taught that it is a virtue to accept statements without adequate evidence, which leaves them a prey to quacks of every kind in later life, and makes it very difficult for them to accept the methods of thought which are successful in science.
J.B.S. Haldane

9. Our hope of immortality does not come from any religions, but nearly all religions come from that hope. Robert G. Ingersoll

10. We cannot hope for a society in which formal organized religion dies out. But we can stop behaving as if it was worthy of our collective respect. A.N. Wilson

11. Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly. Isaac Asimov

12. A believer is a bird in a cage, a free-thinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing. Robert G. Ingersoll

15. If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said no. Margaret "Stevie" Smith

16. The truths which God revealed have been overthrown by the truths which man has discovered. Lemuel K. Washburn

17. I like to browse in occult bookshops if for no other reason than to refresh my commitment to science. Heinz Pagels

18. The supernatural is the natural not yet understood. Elbert Hubbard

19. People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know.
Brooks Atkinson

20. Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins a movie by telling you how it ends. There are some things we don't want to know. Important things. Ned Flanders (The Simpsons)
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