Hat tip: Pharyngula.
I agree with Durkheim that God is a metaphor for society. Great comic though
I believe in the turtle upon turtle theory. Nothing but turtles, one on top of the other, ad infinitum!
So each turtle is a metaphor for the one underneath?
Jeez, people don’t read enough Jacques Derrida these days. Metaphors don’t point to _things_, they point only to one another. So it is an endless string of turtles, that point only to each other, as we spin eternally into the darkness…
And when we cry, “Save us, o mighty turtles!”, they hear us not, and continue pointing only to one another…
Perhaps we should worship Cthuthlu instead? Sure, there’s the eating and the dying, but that has to better than being ignored, right? I mean, we’re getting snubbed by turtles here!
Except, of course, that it is only a metaphor. I forgot.
RG Collingwood defined religion as an infinite stack of metaphors, each explained by the one beneath.
So arensb got it almost right! And he thought he was joking! Hah!
Each turtle can only be explained fully by the meta-turtle beneath it.
At the bottom of the pile you will find God-el, working on his theorem, and Schubert working on his unfinished symphony.
Trying to remember all those metaphors would be difficult, unless one had turtle recall.
I’ll get me coat.
Yes, the way these people shuffle real things around and hide them under metaphors, it feels like a shell game.
I shall stick my neck out and say that this humour is tortue, tortue all the way down.
Some “sophisticated” God that allows pilgrims to die in a horrible coach crash (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6910660.stm)
oops! almost forgot! God is so sophisticated that he works in “mysterious ways”.
Who am I to question the sophistication and mystery… and isn’t he/she/it so beneficient?
Sophistication and mystery . . . hmm, put them together and you have sophistry.
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“Metaphors be with you.”
Just once I would love to see Crushtian and Muzzle’em settle a dispute by one of them gripping the beer tap handle at the base, then the other gripping it just above that, then the other, until they reach nirvana!
Prove the Bible wrong.
“Prove the Bible wrong.”
Now,let’s see. The bible is but one cultural interpretation of our vast universe among many such interpretations.
If the mythology of marauding nomadic herdsmen can be considered true, then how much truer must be the sophisticated mythologies of the more advanced (and certainly more ancient) philosophies of China and India?
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“Prove the Bible wrong”
Ok. There is absolutely no evidence anywhere for a flood that covered Mount Everest.
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You have the Burden of Proof, not us.
Like the Big Bang is a metaphor for metaphysics…
Scrofulum, you fancy a gig at the Welly Club….? Or maybe Pipers?
Prove the dictionary wrong.
Prove Archie Comics wrong.
Prove your butt wrong.
See how this sort of challenge is meaninglessly worded ?
What the hell are you even asking for???
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