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I always remember this, from President Kennedy


woolybanana

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Not the most memorable quote for me, though I do remember how charasmatic he was, and quotes like 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country ' and 'All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing'. I also remember 'Bay of Pigs', and who sang him Happy Birthday, lastly of course his assassination.
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Well the persistence of myth is certainly true. Quite a number of them on a national level are used to beat the English with. More locally they often show the ignorance of the perpetrator.

They certainly are very powerful.

Hoddy
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[quote user="woolybanana"]

 "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought."

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Sums up christianity pretty well.

John

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[quote user="Iceni"][quote user="woolybanana"]

 "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought."

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Sums up christianity pretty well.

John

[/quote]Touché
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"the comfort of opinion, without the discomfort of thought."

Isn't that a 'truth' all on it's own?

 

I reckon that that has applied so many times when I have had that most final of announcements made to me which signifies the end of  that particular conversation, the marvellous ''pourtant c'est vrai!'

 

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