Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2004:November:26 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2004/11/26 [Reference/Religion] UID:35079 Activity:high
11/26   Prayer cures advanced rabies case.  Riiiiight.
        I'm just glad this idiot brought his kid to a hospital instead
        of relying simply on prayer.
        \_ Oh, come on.  I'm an athiest, and I loathe religion in all its forms,
           but I think you're being unduly harsh here.  They're not claiming
           it's faith healing, they're saying that after their kid survived
           against massive odds using a totally experimental technique that
           somehow their god intervened to push luck in their direction.
           Would any religious person do differently?
           \_ Oh come on yourself.  He explicitly said that "prayer made the
              crucial difference".  I'm sorry, but that sounds really stupid
              to me when no doubt many of the previous dead victims of rabies
              have all died despite lots of praying,
              but THIS one who got the new medical
              treatment lived.  Yeah, prayer was really the crucial
              difference.  If he had said, "thank God for inspiring this new
              medical treatment" I would have nothing to say.  Tolerating
              religion is one thing, tolerating mind numbing stupidity is
              something else.
              \_ I am filled with Christ Love!
        \_ attitude like this is the reason why the Reddies are taking over
           \_ New meaning to the phrase "Red-shift."
              \_ Have you ever read Memoirs Found In a Bathtub?  You should.
              \_ The Reds are coming! -- ilyas
              \_ The Reds are coming!  Above poster's right, btw.  Memoirs
                 rocks. -- ilyas
                \_ In Soviet Russian, they ilyas you!
2004/11/26-27 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:35080 Activity:high
11/26   Wikipedia entry on coca leaves.  Money quote: "When the Spaniards
        conquered South America, they at first ignored Indian claims that the
        leaf gave them strength and energy, and declared the practice of
        chewing it the work of the Devil. But after discovering that these
        claims were true, they legalized and taxed the leaf, taking 10% of the
        value of each crop. These taxes were for a time the main source of
        support for the Catholic Church in the region."
        \_ Taliban:Heroin::Catholic Church:Cocaine?
2004/11/26 [Finance/Investment] UID:35081 Activity:nil
        Bushinomics in action.
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