RE: Re: [skeptics-137] Grab your pick-axe and shovel!

From: David
Sent on: Sunday, February 3, 2013 12:50 AM
Was that a religious comment?
DaveN




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Steve J <[address removed]> wrote:
Its still way too bizarre. Their prophet gets killed, so they eat his body and drink his blood to remember him and his sacrifice. What kind of insane shit is this!!


On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 9:22 PM, Adam <[address removed]> wrote:
Sounds horrible without context, dont it?  but if you Grok the point that is being made in the cannibalism (it comes from someone raised on Mars, where it a ritual that is partially about not letting food spoil, because there are very few resources among the martians) it is something very different form "lets eat bob."


On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 7:11 PM, David <[address removed]> wrote:
“Okay, so I’m from Kansas. Never was any cannibalism in Kansas. I’m eating in the kitchen until he leaves.” Harshaw said icily, “So? Anne can have your check ready in five minutes. It ought not to take more than ten to pack your comic books and your other shirt.” ... “... Nobody under my roof refuses to eat at my table because he won’t eat with others who eat there. I am an almost extinct breed, an old-fashioned gentleman— which means I can be a cast-iron son of bitch when it suits me. It suits me right now . . . which is to say that no ignorant, superstitious, prejudiced bumpkin is permitted to tell me who is fit to eat at my table. I dine with publicans and sinners, that is my business. I do not break bread with Pharisees.”
Heinlein, Robert A. [masked]). Stranger in a Strange Land (Remembering Tomorrow) (Kindle Locations[masked]). Ace. Kindle Edition.
This is the un-abridged version which was released recently and discussed at the last Lazy Readers by Matt & Tyler(?).
 
Sounds like P&P and Skeptics!
 
DaveN

From: Steve J <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, February 2,[masked]:54 PM
Subject: Re: [skeptics-137] Grab your pick-axe and shovel!

Actually, it was a paraphrase of a quote by Heinlein. The sage from Butler, one of the Big Three in Science Fiction, the "dean of science fiction writers", Kansas Citian, Annapolis grad and outspoken atheist.
Your clarification is noted.

"Once you get to earth orbit, you're halfway to anywhere in the solar system." Robert A. Heinlein


On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM, David <[address removed]> wrote:
The gravity well extends to the Oort cloud - that is a long way to go.
DaveN

From: Steve J <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, February 2,[masked]:24 PM
Subject: [skeptics-137] Grab your pick-axe and shovel!

Once you're out of the gravity well, your halfway to anywhere.




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