[OT] Benefit and belief

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Fri Sep 30 01:37:08 CEST 2011


On 30/09/2011 00:21, Ethan Furman wrote:
> Ben Finney wrote:
>> But whoever takes that joke and says it's deliberately hurtful is being
>> presumptuous and censorious and unreasonable. If they then castigate the
>> joker for supposedly hurting someone's feelings, it's at that point the
>> atmosphere turns hostile to discussion.
>
> Um, wasn't it RantingRick who made this 'joke'? Do you honestly believe
> he /wasn't/ trying to be offensive?
>
rantingrick:
"""Since, like the bible the zen is self contradicting, any argument 
utilizing
the zen can be defeated utilizing the zen."""

alex23:
"""And like the Bible, the Zen was created by humans as a joke. If you're
taking it too seriously, that's your problem."""



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