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The interesting thing is: How can you facilitate such a person to see the benefits of reason?
See below, where John C demonstrates the futility in trying.
Mocking them is less work.
Reason is good. I find it particularly beneficial in activities such as navigating traffic, balancing my checkbook, etc. But if its LIFE that I’m longing to experience, that my heart yearns for, that I refuse to do without, then it does me no good whatsoever, it cannot lead me There.
He never left. Where have you been?
Yes, to get the most out of wishful thinking you have to turn off the ability to reason.
I love how randomly capitalizing words (in this case, “There”) it is supposed to imply something vague and spiritual.
That’s because John C’s There is so far beyond us mundane Mugglish there that I am shocked he only capitalized the first letter. THERE would be much more appropriate.
Life must be so much better as a pureblood wizard who knows how to use caps lock…
The imaginary diety of the religiously inclined supposedly gave us the ability to reason abstractly; and it is this attribute that distinguishes us from all other life forms. To blindly and adamantly refuse to use this gift lends credence to Einstein’s famous quotation: “Only two thins are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”
I’ve been Here, I’ve been There, I’ve been Everywhere.
Because I used capital letters it means the places were extra special and mysterious, because capital letters imply things.
I have this quote, amongst many, in a random quote generator that is kept at this URL: http://www.3meese.com/3meese/random/godtroll.php
Thanks for the quote, Larian. Appropo, indeed.
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