Seems rather a false dilemma, since success is not measured so discretely either-or: thus I can imagine (in fact, observe) a world where "The new hospital will be successful or not" excludes possible (and observed) outcomes, e.g., "struggling but achieving much." The hospital statement is neither valid nor true in all possible worlds.
Fair enough. It just seems everyone is correcting my notes. I suppose they think I'm fair game, in that I lack overall-knowledge/education.
I think it's just the give-and-take context of this site (and I don't mean that as a correction), and you seem sharp enough to me.
I don't know where you stand in your education, but a quarter century ago I was a 30-year-old college freshman; I spent six years, 12 months a year, on a full-time class schedule, having the time of my life. But in the years since, none of my employment has been directly related. Some of the most intelligent, insightful people are neither academics nor academically trained; some folks think outside the box because they were never stuffed into one.
Formal education is great, but I'd rather engage a keen mind than a well-drilled one.
Re: Logically my position is correct compared to Shraff's
islam accepts that christianity and judaism recognize the same god (i think i've decided we don't return the favor) but think that our methods are screwy.
think of the way some christians often regard jews. that's the way a some muslims regard both christians AND jews.
neither is really acceptable within the mainstream religion, or the texts, but it does happen. ideally, islam should easily fit together with christianity and judaism, but it doesn't.
i don't see why pagans wouldn't accept a christian god into their pantheon.
because the christian god IS exclusionary. he rules out all other gods.
i think the only religions that are really exclusive, are the big three... you can only be one of those... you can't really be a christian and a jew. it doesn't work. (with jew here representing a religious not a cultural aspect.)
you accuse me of being jewish all the time, dear. :P
tautology \to-ta-le-je\ n, pl -gies : needless repetition of an idea, statement, or word; also : an instance of such repetition tautological \tot-el-a-ji-kel\ adj tautologically \-ji-k(e-)le\ adv tautologous \to-ta-le-ges\ adj tautologously adv
Needless repetition? Are you suggesting that there is only one key sentence to solving each riddle? Or are we in the twenty dollar wordfest, this evening????
(Good job on the puzzles, BTW everyone! :)
This message has been edited by Phat, 10-22-2005 12:43 AM
A youth is a person who is going to carry on what you have started. He will assume control of your cities, states, and nations. He is going to take over your churches, schools, and corporations. You may adopt all the policies you please, but how they are carried out depends on him. So it might be well to pay him some attention.
In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, In years that bring the philosophic mind.--- Wordsworth