posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 10:54 AM
Originally posted by DangerDeath
Life "in vitro" - hmmm, only a scientist can come up with this one
Does that mean that life is not a fact unless it can be created in laboratory?
The ideology of empiricism does not hold water, I'm afraid.
This girl's deed did inspire many people, and although it can not be recreated in some skeptic's lab, it has the ability to make huge gaps in the
fabric of history by showing the way for many people who oppose the immoral reality of the Evil Empire.
Remember, from which moment in history do we count time? That most certainly is the empirical fact, ain't it?
Well, yes, if can be, however for the sensitivity of some people I won't go into detail on *how* life can be 'produced' in a lab -- we'd need some
music, Chardonney and a few pillows
Your last line as to the fact our calendar coincides with year 0 being the birth of Jesus does not in itself lend evidence to his existence or his
I'm not saying Jesus didn't exist - far from it. I believe he did. But wasn't a deity or had magic powers - he was just a plain human]
In regards to the girl - yes standing up to the guard is a noble thing - but it won't change anything. No political figure in the Israeli govt is
sitting in their chair weeping out of grief. No group of soldiers are stopping in their tracks, throwing down their weapons and retreating.
What she might accomplish, perhaps, is to inspire others to simply "stand" in someone's way - to which the soldier (on camera) moved her aside.
Off camera I'm sure they would far more aggressive. Otherwise, she'll inspire people to take more extreme measures and self-detonate themselves to
I'm not saying what she did is wrong or she shouldn't do it - by all means stand up for what you believe and so what you think is right **. But
this isn't a Hollywood film -- those in power won't be swayed by such acts of selflessness. Sadly, those in power are concerned with only that :
** And by the same token as that statement people will do exactly what they think is right, even if it's wrong, like taking over the land of the
Palestinians, or firing rockets into the land of the oppressor, etc.
[edit on 7-1-2009 by noonebutme]