It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Riddle: If the pen is the mightier than the sword...

page: 1
6
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 01:17 PM
link   
If the pen is the mightier than the sword then why do actions speak louder than words?



Saw this quote on one of those raptor meme images.

Think on that, tell me what you think!




posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 01:23 PM
link   
a reply to: Topato

Here is an example

The pen is mightier than the sword ... In that the bill of rights has power over the tyranny of the sword or other means of forcing a tyranny ... Actions speak louder than words in the enforcing of that bill
edit on 2-4-2015 by artistpoet because: Typo



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 01:24 PM
link   
The pen is mightier than the sword, because the pen gives the message, sending swords to war. - Dilated peoples a reply to: Topato



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 01:25 PM
link   

originally posted by: Topato
If the pen is the mightier than the sword then why do actions speak louder than words?



Saw this quote on one of those raptor meme images.

Think on that, tell me what you think!


The pen is for diplomacy and action is for the idiots who don't want to be diplomatic.


How'd I do?

Jude11



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 01:25 PM
link   
a reply to: Topato

Not sure, why does your nose run and your feet smell?



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 01:42 PM
link   
a reply to: Topato

Because Chuck Norris don't take #%@$ from NOBODY! ARRRRGHHH



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 01:49 PM
link   
Could it be...




That the alter of history is partial to the ink of life...
edit on 2-4-2015 by dffrntkndfnml because: spaced out, lol



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 01:56 PM
link   
a reply to: Topato

I heard the best response to this argument on the radio.

"I'd like to see the man with the pen fight the man with the sword"




edit on 2-4-2015 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 02:01 PM
link   

originally posted by: Topato
If the pen is the mightier than the sword then why do actions speak louder than words?



Saw this quote on one of those raptor meme images.

Think on that, tell me what you think!


Sounds a lot like Democracy.



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 02:09 PM
link   

originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: Topato

Not sure, why does your nose run and your feet smell?


This reminds me of this song about questions of life. Sure anyone qho likes these kinds of riddles will enjoy the songmyspace.com...
edit on 2-4-2015 by ElOmen because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 02:19 PM
link   
I would say, Raif Badawi is a good example:

Blogging the truth - using the pen - was his power. The government of Saudi Arabia got so afraid of his words that they arrested him and lashed him in public. So the sword was used against his words.
And this action became known worldwide.

But this does not mean the sword won. Again the pen now reported about Raif Badawi's fate. The sword was louder, but the people, who used it, are standing in the limelight for their barbarism. This as interpretation of "action" as force.

On the second, more simple interpretation I would say: People can talk or write a lot, but only their actions show, who they really are. This time seeing "actions" as as just doing, what they say.
edit on 2-4-2015 by Siddharta because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 02:48 PM
link   
a reply to: ElOmen

What is the term for the original OP. Aren't those statements called a contrary?
edit on 2-4-2015 by Greathouse because: (no reason given)

edit on 2-4-2015 by Greathouse because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 03:00 PM
link   
because louder is not equal to or greater than mightier.

Its like the hare and the tortoise. The hare (sword/actions) talks a lot of smack, but at the end of the day, the tortoise (pen/words) gets things done, wins the race.

Also, an action is done in an instant, it is but a fleeting moment. Words on the other hand continue to exist after they are written, or sometimes even just when spoken they last through oral tradition passed down through generations, like the songs of the Native Americans that tell their history. But words, especially written, with "the pen", last thousands of years.

The secret of history: What actions are taken are not nearly as important as what was written about those actions. Those written words are what will travel through time. The words are what people will pay attention to throughout the ages, as the actions themselves have dissapeared in the instant they were performed. The only thing left behind other than words are the mark the actions made, physically, which are but a shadow of the action taken. For example,we know the nose of the Sphinx is broken off. We see the mark of some action taken, either natural or artificial, but without some words to record the event, we have but a shadow to speculate upon. Like someone making shadow figures on the wall and we can only look at the silhouette and guess at what figure they are trying to emulate.



posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 04:23 PM
link   
I think this poem by Dylan is apt ... No not Bob Dylan but the Welsh poet from who Bob took his chosen surname


The hand that signed the paper by Dylan Thomas

The hand that signed the paper felled a city;
Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath,
Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country;
These five kings did a king to death.

The mighty hand leads to a sloping shoulder,
The fingers' joints are cramped with chalk;
A goose's quill has put an end to murder
That put an end to talk.

The hand that signed the treaty bred a fever,
And famine grew, and locusts came;
Great is the hand that holds dominion over
Man by a scribbled name.

The five kings count the dead but do not soften
The crusted wound nor stroke the brow;
A hand rules pity as a hand rules heaven;
Hands have no tears to flow



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 04:35 PM
link   

originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: Topato

I heard the best response to this argument on the radio.

"I'd like to see the man with the pen fight the man with the sword"





A sword can kill lives, but the pen can save lives through wisdom written down.

Wisdom has power over ignorance.

If the man knew how to read what the pen wrote, he could find an easier way to get what he wants that does require putting himself through the pain of violence.



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 05:20 PM
link   
So are you saying putting a # in front of a said cause isn't the same as actual activism? (Sarcasm)



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 06:58 PM
link   
a reply to: Greathouse




Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 07:01 PM
link   
a reply to: dffrntkndfnml




That the alter of history is partial to the ink of life


could it be

that the altar of histrionics is the wink of the wife
edit on 3-4-2015 by TheConstruKctionofLight because: s



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 07:03 PM
link   
I'm just going to quietly place this here...




"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent" - Isaac Asimov



posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 07:40 PM
link   
a reply to: Thecakeisalie





"I'd like to see the man with the pen fight the man with the sword"






top topics



 
6
<<   2 >>

log in

join