Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
- Posts: 69370
- Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
- Title: Yes, that one.
- Location: Chicago
- Has thanked: 2769 times
- Been thanked: 1059 times
She Survived the Holocaust, to Die in a 2018 Hate Crime The New York Times
... A number of anti-Semitic episodes have shaken France, including the murder last year of Sarah Halimi, an elderly Jewish woman, by a man of Malian origin who shouted, “God is great” before throwing her out a window. ...
But of course he didn't say it in English.
Le bon Dieu est génial.
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale
- Posts: 13446
- Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:13 pm
- Location: Friar McWallclocks Bar -- Where time stands still while you lean over!
- Has thanked: 1657 times
- Been thanked: 530 times
Takes some brave motherfuckers to pull off a thing like that. Too bad Hell doesn't exist.
We really ought to begin work on a vaccine...
You can lead them to knowledge, but you can't make them think.
- Posts: 4828
- Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:16 pm
- Title: gnat
- Has thanked: 522 times
- Been thanked: 381 times
That's why the French language sucks. It always takes longer to say something in French than it does in English.
"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek
"[... it seems most strange that... ] the Creator of Heaven and Earth resorted to the womb of a certain Jewish lady, grew there for nine months and was born as an infant, and afterwards grew up and was betrayed into the hands of his enemies who sentenced him to death and executed him, and that afterwards... he came to life and returned to his original place. The mind of a Jew, or any other person, simply cannot tolerate these assertions. If you have listened all your life to the priests who have filled your brain and the marrow of your bones with this doctrine, and it has settled into you because of that accustomed habit. [I would argue that if you were hearing these ideas for the first time, now, as a grown adult], you would never have accepted them." -- Rabbi Moses ben Nahman, defending the Talmud at the Disputation of Barcelona, July 1263.
"God is the supreme excuse for human adults to absolve themselves of any obligation to preserve natural resources for their own children during their lifetime." -- Gene Ray