brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Cary Kittrell cary at afone.as.arizona.edu
Mon Sep 9 20:07:50 EST 2002


In article <Npbf9.69428$Ic7.5191712 at news2.west.cox.net> "John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> writes:
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<> <"Cary Kittrell" <cary at afone.as.arizona.edu> wrote in message =
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<> <> <John, I've noticed that some Christians are able to accept that they
<> <> <(again, according to their myths) are "adopted" sons of Abraham
<> <> <without trying to push the "firstborn" out of the way. And I've
<> <> <noticed that some who claim to be Christian seem to think that the
<> <> <only way that they can "prove" their "fitness" is to dispariage the
<> <> <Jews. Which category do you fall in?
<> <> <
<> <> <That's a serious question, John -- not a flame, an insult, or a =
<> <troll.
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<> <> Please, then, allow me: John falls into a noticibly distinct group --
<> <> nominal Christians who are nowhere near ready to go in for all
<> <> that Jesus stuff -- mercy and charity and self-sacrifice and
<> <> loving those who hate you -- they're by temperament far more
<> <> comfortable with the Old Testament ambiance, all that smiting
<> <> and abominating and all-around tribalistic xenophobia.  Reflexively
<> <> exclusive, not inclusive, by nature, they look about for something to
<> <> support their us-vs-them tendencies, and it's obvious where that's
<> <> to be found.  Only problem: YWH clearly wasn't talking to us.
<> <> As a matter of fact, YWH spends a great deal of time warning the
<> <> Chosen against the likes of us.  So what's a bigot to do when
<> <> faced with such roaring cognitive dissonance?
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<> <> You've seen the answer to that.  Not pretty, is it?
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<> <> -- cary
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<> <Sooo, you want to stick to the "New Testament" and throw out the "Old", =
<> <cary?  Why exactly would that be?  Would you mind explaining that?  No?
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<> Oh me, I don't particularly care about either.  Is that forthcoming enough
<for
<> you?
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<> But I was talking about you, and the way you constantly wrap yourself
<> in the banner of Christianity while simultaneously holding the virtues
<> the Christ taught,  self-sacrifice, detachment from this
<> world, and unconditional love of and service to others in contempt,
<> as you evince daily in your posts.
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<The Holy Bible isn't a smorgasbord where you get to pick and choose the
<parts you want, and throw out the rest.
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Well then, just stop it.  No one's forcing you to, you know.


-- cary



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