Friday, June 09, 2006

"People of religious distinction maintain that human beings, exclusive of all other creatures, possess souls and are, therfore, entitled to admittance into Heaven. Human beings alone lie, libel, slander, devise pograms, murder for recreation, and perform crossword puzzles. This says nothing new about the human condidtion, but it illuminates what a soul contributes to it.

It also clarifies the entrance requirements into Heaven."

-Brooke McEldowney


Timorous Beastie said...

I've just finished the Guardian crossword - does this mean I am assured a place in Heaven? And do I have to go now?

Sal said...

oh i LIKE that. very ambrose bierce.

ZB said...

Humans are animals. Not in a metaphorical sense. In a biological sense. We're just one species among many. We're an incredibly successful species but (apart from genus/phylum distinctions) we're no different to any other living organism. We're biology, not ideology. If humans have souls, so does everything else. If they don't, we don't.

I could argue this a lot more coherently and rationally with a lot more evidence but I can't be arse. Summer is here and the female of my species is displaying flesh. The male of the species has a duty to ogle and try and mate with them.