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    THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT
    John Godfrey Saxe ( 1816-1887)

    It was six men of Indostan
    To learning much inclined,
    Who went to see the Elephant
    (Though all of them were blind),
    That each by observation
    Might satisfy his mind.

    The First approach'd the Elephant,
    And happening to fall
    Against his broad and sturdy side,
    At once began to bawl:
    "God bless me! but the Elephant
    Is very like a wall!"

    The Second, feeling of the tusk,
    Cried, -"Ho! what have we here
    So very round and smooth and sharp?
    To me 'tis mighty clear
    This wonder of an Elephant
    Is very like a spear!"

    The Third approached the animal,
    And happening to take
    The squirming trunk within his hands,
    Thus boldly up and spake:
    "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
    Is very like a snake!"

    The Fourth reached out his eager hand,
    And felt about the knee.
    "What most this wondrous beast is like
    Is mighty plain," quoth he,
    "'Tis clear enough the Elephant
    Is very like a tree!"

    The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear,
    Said: "E'en the blindest man
    Can tell what this resembles most;
    Deny the fact who can,
    This marvel of an Elephant
    Is very like a fan!"

    The Sixth no sooner had begun
    About the beast to grope,
    Then, seizing on the swinging tail
    That fell within his scope,
    "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant
    Is very like a rope!"

    And so these men of Indostan
    Disputed loud and long,
    Each in his own opinion
    Exceeding stiff and strong,
    Though each was partly in the right,
    And all were in the wrong!

    So oft in theologic wars,
    The disputants, I ween,
    Rail on in utter ignorance
    Of what each other mean,
    And prate about an Elephant
    Not one of them has seen!
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    1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
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    21 Aug '15 16:16
    Originally posted by whodey
    THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT
    John Godfrey Saxe ( 1816-1887)

    It was six men of Indostan
    To learning much inclined,
    Who went to see the Elephant
    (Though all of them were blind),
    That each by observation
    Might satisfy his mind.

    The First approach'd the Elephant,
    And happening to fall
    Against his broad and sturdy side,
    At once began to ...[text shortened]... r ignorance
    Of what each other mean,
    And prate about an Elephant
    Not one of them has seen!
    Amazing elephant! Any other elephant would have been annoyed by their clumsiness and stomped them, surely. 😲
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    22 Aug '15 05:33
    Originally posted by whodey
    THE BLIND MEN AND THE ELEPHANT
    John Godfrey Saxe ( 1816-1887)

    It was six men of Indostan
    To learning much inclined,
    Who went to see the Elephant
    (Though all of them were blind),
    That each by observation
    Might satisfy his mind.

    The First approach'd the Elephant,
    And happening to fall
    Against his broad and sturdy side,
    At once began to ...[text shortened]... r ignorance
    Of what each other mean,
    And prate about an Elephant
    Not one of them has seen!
    It's a pity you don't apply this principle to your politics.
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    22 Aug '15 06:34
    Originally posted by divegeester
    It's a pity you don't apply this principle to your politics.
    If whodey felt around the elephant he would find some reason to blame Obama, and would think both sides of the elephant was leftist. He would think the animal was a donkey and blame its large size on taxes and big government.
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    23 Aug '15 14:54
    Originally posted by divegeester
    It's a pity you don't apply this principle to your politics.
    How would you like it to apply to my politics?
  7. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    23 Aug '15 15:03
    Originally posted by whodey
    How would you like it to apply to my politics?
    Do you think you 'see the whole animal' when it comes to politics, or are you perhaps fixated on the Obama shaped head?
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    23 Aug '15 15:31
    Since some of you brought up politics here, what do you think of this deal?


    http://prageruniversity.com/Political-Science/The-Iran-Nuclear-Deal.html#.VcDkbvlViko
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    23 Aug '15 17:24
    Originally posted by checkbaiter
    Since some of you brought up politics here, what do you think of this deal?


    http://prageruniversity.com/Political-Science/The-Iran-Nuclear-Deal.html#.VcDkbvlViko
    An Israeli business associate of mine complains about this all the time. He said the USA betrayed it's "ally" Israel.

    I asked him if Israel was in NATO and he said Israel didn't want to be stuck in an alliance with a far away power.

    LOL.
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    23 Aug '15 17:40
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    An Israeli business associate of mine complains about this all the time. He said the USA betrayed it's "ally" Israel.

    I asked him if Israel was in NATO and he said Israel didn't want to be stuck in an alliance with a far away power.

    LOL.
    Hello ATY, you are one of the old timers here, I remember you. Glad to see your still on top looking down. 🙂
    I have to agree with your business associate on the first part, but his answer about NATO doesn't make sense to me either.
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    23 Aug '15 18:51
    Originally posted by whodey
    How would you like it to apply to my politics?
    Obama is an empty suit in a run away sytem beyond our control

    How am I doing so far?
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    23 Aug '15 22:07
    Originally posted by whodey
    Obama is an empty suit in a run away sytem beyond our control

    How am I doing so far?
    Perhaps even out of his control at this moment.😉
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