I was awakened again, thanks be to God. Said my prayers, fed the cat, and got to it. Read the Tribune and the posted article and asked God what he thought of it. Here HE is!
God ( aka - Supreme Being, Dominus, Lord of Hosts, Yaweh, Allah, Prime Mover, Triun God, Original Gangstah! & etc. )
Hickey, do you know what time it is ? Oh, ME! You got Company? Sorry about the get-up,folks, this goof wakes before I intended man to rise. Hickey, you are really lucky I turned-in early, or you'd really be up $hit-creek for fair, Paddy Me Boy! As it is you just added a few semesters to your stay in Purgatory. Take a walk or something - I sure Hell don't need you staring over my shoulders. Now, Blow!
Hi, everybody! Again, sorry about my state of dress; I'm God for Crissakes, not Adolph Menjou. He really is an inconsiderate pain in the ass, but he means well, I know. . . .before we get to the meat of the matter, let me first congratulate all the Leo Alumni who will be celebrating their commitment to Leo High School ( 1928-2012 Anno Mine) at the Lexington House in Hickory Hills tonight. The doors will open at 5:30 P.M. and cocktails will be served between 6:30 - 7:30 Post Meridian central Standard Time. If any of you guys are thirsty, just wait; there will be plenty of time to toss back a few and remember DUI laws are enforced. I created the each human body differently - age, weight, gender, food intake prior to consumption of one ounce of alcohol must be considered. For some of you gents who slept through Brother Finch's chemistry and physics class, which I dou . . .am certain never happened, remember an ounce of booze is an ounce of booze - beer, wine, or loudmouth. Have fun but if you plan to whack down an inappropriate amount of cold ones, have a sober driver. Remember to eat.
Leo Men! You are my sons in whom I am very well pleased!
The weather is going to be a bit odd - Hey, you live in Chicago!
That's about it.
Now, a group of smart kids used grant money to justify the current war on Faith. This is a political gimmick that Bismark used in the 19th Century in order to consolidate the 101 German States and principalities under Prussian control. Kant and Hegel were and still are used to make a case against me. Knock yourselves out, Lads.
This current study is meant to Balkans folks. If you believe in Me, all to the good. If you choose to not believe in Me . . .see you in a few years; right Mr. Hitchens? Any way.
This new study, which is really as old as human arrogance, holds that Doubters are smarter than Believers. They use math and science to prove this using a series of John Dewey's tests and measurements. These are the same class of talented youngsters who measure and calibrated the wheels on the very expensive Bombardier Rail Car Wheels that the City of City bought like a pig in a poke last November.
Measure twice; cut once works only if the carpenter has learned which end of the rule which - remember that scene in This is Spinal Tap? That was great! The Stonehenge scene. Where the stage manager wrote down inches ("s) instead of feet (')? Here, Watch This!
You guys kill me . . . and then I Resurrect!
Anyway, ever since Moses took his sandals off when I lit that bush on fire ( Charleton Heston! Take a bow, Son!) you need proofs. Thomas the Apostle, that was a close one for you, Kiddo. No matter what I say, do, or demonstrate there will always be doubt - supposed to be. I don't want you clowns stumbling around in the dark, or depending upon your trust of Kellogg's that there is exactly 16 ounces of corn-flakes in the box, or worse allowing science alone to be your guide - looks at how much weight Al Gore put on since he obsessed with glaciers and penguins. That and his pretty wife gave him the gate.
I am perfect. Sorry, the job's taken. Everything else is limited ( you can only drink so many beers, guys), fallible, disappointing, and in exact. The earth is nice and round. Water freezes at a some point, given certain circumstances, and it boils at some point, again given certain circumstances. The NBA does not draft Pygmies - is that certainty, or what if Shorty Mnumbaka has a hang time measured in 0.58 minutes X Two and standard English yard ( 3') s times Seven? Shorty will go into his freshman year at Brother Aman Prep School in Gungu, Uganda just a bit north central of Lake Albert. Don't believe me? Got Proof? just kidding.
Look, you have computers and they are all coded using 0s and 1s. You have DNA coded A, T,G, C with three billion of these letters in every human cell - math is limits.
I have been talking to you all for millions of years; some choose to believe on a few thousand of years, Whats a few numbers off between friends? I AM. . . .don't just take my Word for it. Richard Feynman, a Nobel Prize winner for quantum electrodynamics, said, "Why nature is mathematical is a mystery...The fact that there are rules at all is a kind of miracle."
Here's the deal. No matter how many numbers, proofs, or tests, you all have Free Will. No Charge!
One caveat - There really is only One test, all the rest are Old Styles and Slim Jims, really. It is Pass/Fail and really can not study for it - call it The Final.