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Postby Ahreeman X » Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:49 pm

Bits O Wisdom!

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…. And now we begin ….

In this thread, we would like to post "Bits O Wisdom" from the Various Wise Philosophers residing inside or outside IPC! Shall we begin the thread with one from yours truly? Shall the stream o wisdom begin:

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"All people, have two faces, one outside and one inside! Some people have pretty and some have ugly inside faces; however, Others have extremely ugly, beast-like inside faces! You cannot see All's inside faces, thus beware of people's inside faces!"

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Postby SirZJ » Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:25 am

All pretensions to theological knowledge should now be seen from the perspective of a man who was just beginning his day on the one hundredth floor of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, only to find his meandering thoughts -- of family and friends, of errands run and unrun, of coffee in need of sweetener -- inexplicably usurped by a choice of terrible starkness and simplicity: between being burned alive by jet fuel or leaping one thousand feet to the concrete below.

--Sam Harris, The End of Faith
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Dr Anthony Grayling

Postby SirZJ » Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:49 am

Dr Anthony Grayling
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Postby SirZJ » Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:58 am

My dear X,

Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the "transcendent" and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don't be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.

--Christopher Hitchens, Letters to Young Contrarian
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Postby SirZJ » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:47 am

Faith, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks
without knowledge, of things without parallel.


Infidel: In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian
religion; in Constantinople, one who does.

--[Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), The Devil's Dictionary]
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Postby SirZJ » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:49 am

Philosophy is questions that may never be answered.
Religion is answers that may never be questioned.
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Postby SirZJ » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:50 am

"If the fundamentalists are right, then all the cool people are in
Hell!" Jeffery Jay Lowder
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Postby SirZJ » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:52 am

"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every
preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss
nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."
--Thomas Henry Huxley
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Postby SirZJ » Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:55 am

"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact,
every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God;
because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of
reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
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"He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is
filled with falsehoods and errors."
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"...truth is great and will prevail if left to herself; that she is
the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to
fear from the conflict unless by human interposition disarmed of
her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be
dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them."
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"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can
stand by itself."
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"Difference of opinion leads to enquiry, and enquiry to truth."

--Thomas Jefferson
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More on Persianhood

Postby Ahreeman X » Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:28 am

More On Persianhood!
Bits O Wisdom on Persianhood

People often ask me about the term:

Persianhood!

We Shall now elaborate more on Persianhood.

An Iranian without "Persianhood" is like an Animal without a "Soul"!

Definition of Persianhood

Persianhood = The essence and knowledge of being a Persian! The amount of efforts made by one, to protect and serve The Persian Culture! To belong to an 8000 years old civilization, the Mother Civilization of The World, the First Indo_European Aryan Civilization in The Globe!

People often ask me, how did you come up with this term, what is the exact meaning of Persianhood?

They ask me: What is Persianhood?
I gently reply:


Persianhood is the inner light and warmth, which you feel inside your heart, towards the rich Persian Culture.

Persianhood is the fundamental of values set by Zarathustra Spitmata.

Persianhood is the very soul of an deprived exiled Iranian sitting in a lonely room somewhere in the west!

Persianhood is the tears in the eyes of a lonely little girl isolated from the world, sitting in a dark room in Tehran!

Persianhood is the fabric of whatever Iran means to us!

Persianhood is the lost prestige of our people, destroyed by the AIOG (Arabo_Islamic Occupational Government).

Persianhood is The Glory of The Past!

Persianhood is the blood pumping in our veins!

Persianhood is the Hatered we have for Arabo_Islamic Fundamentals!

Persianhood is the reason we fight for!

Persianhood is our survival!

Persianhood is The reason we live!

Persianhood is The Hope of Tomorrow ...........

That My Friend, is Persianhood!

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Who is Persian?

To be Persian, does not necessarily means to be born in Iran! To be Persian, you have to feel the Persianhood in your heart, soul and bones! You are surely Persian, if you feel The Persianhood in your Bone marrow!

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I am a Time Traveler!

Postby Ahreeman X » Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:55 pm

I am a Time Traveler!

I can travel through times.
My Memories are travels to the past.
My Dreams are travels in the future.
My Status Q is arrival at the present.

I can travel to the past.
I can travel to the future.
Only if I could change the past,
Only if I could change the future,
My present would become a Dream!

I have a Dream!

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OH NO

Postby LOJ » Thu Jan 20, 2005 9:36 pm

And you are just learning this????????????? ](*,)
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Postby Arash » Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:21 am

The masses seem to me worthy of notice in only three respects: first as blurred copies of great men, produced on bad paper with worn plates, further as a resistance to the great, and finally as the tools of the great; beyond that, may the devil and statistics take them all.
-Friedrich Nietzsche
Courageous, untroubled, mocking and violent; That is what Wisdom wants us to be, for wisdom is a woman, and loves only a warrior.
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Postby SirZJ » Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:50 am

Not only does science know why the tsunami happened, it can give precious hours of warning. If a small fraction of the tax breaks handed out to churches, mosques and synagogues had been diverted into an early warning system, tens of thousands of people, now dead, would have been moved to safety.

--Richard Dawkins
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Postby SirZJ » Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:53 am

All religio-political parties are inherently undemocratic even when they operate in a democratic framework. In theory and practice, they reject basic democratic values - acceptance of pluralism, emphasis on reason as the organizing principle of social and political life, commitment to the resolution of differences by dialogue, and secular legislation. Nearly all favour a centralist and absolutist structure of governance.

What then is the future of these ‘Fundamentalist' movements and parties? I think it is limited and quite dim. The reasons for it are multiple: Their links to the past are twisted. Their vision of the future is unworkable. And their connections to contemporary forces and ideals are largely negative. Yet, in their limit lies the reason for us to fear. Between their beginnings and end, right wing movements are known to have inflicted great damage upon countries and peoples. So help us God!

--Eqbal Ahmed
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