Russell's Teapot: The Alpha and Omega

Russel's Teapot

Russell's Teapot:

"Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of skeptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time."

- Bertrand Russell

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Zaphod's picture
Plain and simple I think

Plain and simple I think everyone is crazy, each and every last one of us. I actually am most freaked out by the ones of us who try really hard to be normal, I mean there's something wrong with you if you can't express that tiny bit of crazy in you in a productive and peaceful way.

Normalcy has been forged by the religious through murder and theft time and time again throughout history and in different parts of the world one thing is normal or even considered moral while in other parts of the world the same thing is not. But one thing is for sure, I'll tell you whats not normal in my eyes is going around saying you believe in God and The Ten Commandments which clearly say not to kill rob steal and covet your neighbors possessions while taking part in regions that have been responsible for all the above. To think that is normal should win you a one way ticket to the drool factory aka the loony bin.

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