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03/08/2013

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Clyde

I was all for global warming 20 years ago. We were told that northern Europe would be warmer, just like southern Europe is now, and we'd all be growing grapes in our gardens. Brilliant I thought!
The problem is that all it has done for the last 6 years here is rain. No grapes growing in my garden, in fact not much of anything did last year apart from weeds.
I'm not so sure about global warming any more.

John D

This type of JFC thinking reminds me of the saying that Elvis dying was 'a good career move'. These folks wouldn't understand that its a frigging joke.

Brian

Now, now Dave. I'm sure it will all be fine. I mean, other than the fact that these fools are planning out how we can all go about furthering the ongoing, and accelerating, cooking of the planet and its inhabitants, what could go wrong? Silver lining and all that, right? Humans are "technologically creative", right? It's one of the things we do well, right? What could go wrong?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSGeskFzE0s

Besides, you and I will probably both be long gone by then.

JFC!

Dave Cohen

@John D

reminds me of the saying that Elvis dying was 'a good career move'

laughed out loud

-- Dave

Oliver

Other examples of positive reframing abound in our super-intelligent culture.

When the Titanic collided with that berg, someone is bound to have said, "Great, plenty of ice for the cocktail bar."

Douglas M Dillon

This took me half an hour to write, so I hope you'll have a minute or two to review it.

I had been following your blog pretty closely, but your headlining JFC (after I took the time to look it up) is deeply offensive. I bet there's room in your way of doing things for respect for others and not going out of your way to offend.

There is good reason to conclude that Jesus was the messiah prophesied in the Bible. I suggest you take a moment and read Isaiah 53 for a starter. The major events of the Bible (explusion from garden, miraculous births of Isaac, Jacob, Samuel, Elijah's and Elishah's widows (the latter featuring miraculous ressurections) and many, many other events provide a "sneak previews" of Jesus (prefiguring) which many find persuasive evidence.

The earliest historical records of the events concerning Jesus provide good reason for thinking his death and especially his resurrection actually happened. You could refer to Dr. William Lane Craig's work on the resurrection for this.

Even recent scientific results (notably the Big Bang, evidence for fine tuning of the universe and the Earth, the latest on the origin of life) line up well with a Theistic world view.

I'm hoping you'll take this comment as a chance to reevaluate your use the phrase and maybe even put up a post reconsidering your use. It would show that you are someone with an open mind who is able to reconsider things when he receives new information.

I don't see any upside to its use since its going to immediately turn off a large segment of the population you are trying to persuade.

don

'Even recent scientific results (notably the Big Bang, evidence for fine tuning of the universe and the Earth, the latest on the origin of life) line up well with a Theistic world view.'


-Our problem in a nutshell.

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