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“If god is for us, who can be against us?”

Answer : You

This is what I came up with, when I once again heard the often quoted verse. Religion turns people into sheep, if they aren’t one to begin with.

I liked this comment that someone made about Ayoreo-Totobiegosode Indians, an uncontacted tribe in South America:

I wonder if they sit out there all alone without the necessary technology to move beyond their little village, and they all believe that they must be the only tribe in the Universe, because if they weren’t, then surely someone would have contacted them by now.

They’ve been listening for jungle drums for decades without hearing anything, and sending out smoke signals that can be seen from miles away. If there was anyone else out there they would have seen them, and what reasons could they possibly have for not initiating contact?

Sometimes one of them happens to spot an airplane passing by, but he is instantly considered a nutjob, and the event is explained by claiming it must have been a big bird, or Venus.

Neatly explains Fermi paradox, I suppose :-)


I learned today that if you are a citizen of India, you don’t need to get a visa to visit these 31 countries:

Andorra, Bermuda, Comoros, Cook Islands, Cuba, Ecuador, Fiji, Galapagos Islands, Guam, Haiti, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kiribati, Leichtenstein, Macau, Maldives, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nauru, Nepal, Palau, Palestine, Pitcairn Island, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts Nevis, Saint Vincent Grenadines, Srilanka, Samoa, Seychelles, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

[Source : VisaHQ]

If you are a citizen of a first world country, many more countries will let you in without a visa. It would be ideal to be a Canadian - as people will be friendlier to you than, say, if you are an American.

Ruchi wrote on May 05, 2009:
Awesome information!!!
Yes, we inhibit our own growth with things like -
If it were so, somebody would've told me so.
Dot wrote on May 07, 2009:
interesting :)