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Posted By: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz
08-Mar-08 - 07:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: I'd like to believe that there is a God
Subject: RE: BS: I'd like to believe that there is a God
Hi Kids: Yes, Professor Sokol's hoax has been around for a long time. What made it interesting, besides his "creative wordplay," & BS is that he stumbles upon aspects of truth, unbeknown to him. There does NOT have to be a logical progression of anything...Just ask your Ex-wife...Or her lawyers, Lipshitz & Dipshitz...Now Lipshitz you can talk to, he's reasonable, But Dipshitz, Whoah!

This brought me back to High School where I was being questioned on an assignment. And the subject came up of , "do you like to read?" My answer, NO. (At that moment, I wanted to play basketball)Then I was asked by the same teacher, Well, "What do you want to do for a career?" I tell him, "I'm going to be an English Teacher." Well, the whole room breaks out laughing. So he says, "Well why do you want to be an English Teacher if you don't like to read? I reply, because I want to be an English Teacher." (The Groucho Marx in me appears...)

So as I began to go to College to be an English Teacher, I met a female Professor who went on about "the medium is the message." Pronouncing it like "massage." And citing people like Marshall McLuhan, etc. Then she tells me the texts we are working with are at such a "high level" that we (the class) would not be able to comprehend them. So she had to "adjust them a bit" so that we could understand. Again I get asked my opinion, (which if you haven't figured it out yet, is a "risky" thing to do. Did anybody get that? Ryszkiewicz-risky, aw ferget it)
So she asks me what I think of a particular passage and I tell her it's bullsh&t. She tells me, "You can't say that! I tell her, "sure I can, I just did." "Well, you have to substantiate that." I say, "No I don't." HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT? I tell her, "because it just IS." Shades of "you don't need a weather vane to tell which way the wind blows..."

Anyway, I graduated; given my Diploma at commencement by the same Dean who told me "I don't stand a chance." Moved the tassel on the mortarboard, shook his hand, and went off to be a teacher...

That all happened after I found God in a railroad car, while loading, I think it was 5000 cases of Jifoam oven cleaner in minus 5 degree F. weather, HE helped me graduate - really...