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The <book>

Because it says so in The <book>
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I have not yet thought of a suitable name for The <book>. The concept is that the book can be used to refute the religious arguement of "Because it says so in the <religious book>".

The <book> will contain statements which are the exact opposite of those found in any religious book. Contradiction is not a problem.

You do not have to believe in the philosophy of The <book> or live your life according to its rules, it only serves to show that something is not gospel just because it's gospel.

marklar, Oct 03 2007


       It would be easily countered by 'The <book>' is wrong and was deliberately written to contradict <religious book>. Which is entirely true.
vincevincevince, Oct 03 2007

       That's kind of the point, that you reduce the person to a 'my book is better than your book' arguement.   

       I had originally considered that the book would be full of sensible things and a peaceful open-minded way to live your life, but I decided that was to subjective. The only point I would like The <book> to get across is that a book is a book, decide how to live your own life and don't tell me how to live mine.   

       Perhaps it should be filled with random rules that you have to obey, some of which are common sense, but most are funny, impractical, barbaric and completely pointless. But then I don't know how you'd tell the difference.
marklar, Oct 03 2007

       I agree entirely. A book is a book. Can't argue with that. Proof by identity; but is that actually an invention? A book, which is, a book and nothing more?   

       Or, perhaps YOUR book is something more than a book, but other people's books are just books? In which case, on what basis have you been able to determine that your book is more than a book?
vincevincevince, Oct 03 2007

       Reminds me of a joke. Tell it to yer kids:   

       Duck walks into a library, goes up to the librarian and says, "Book, book, book." The librarian says, "Odd; a duck that reads!" but gives the duck a nice easy Roald Dahl story anyway. It takes the book in its beak and waddles out the library.
Next day the duck returns, drops the book on the counter and says, "Book, book, book." The librarian, puzzled, offers the duck a longer book, to test him you know. She places Great Expectations on the counter and the duck jumps up and it takes it away in his beak.
Guess what, next day the duck returns and drops the book on the counter and says, "Book, book, book." The librarian by this point is filled with a cacophony of irritation and curiosity and decides to offer some Tolstoy - and then follow the duck. She thumps War and Peace on to the counter and is amazed that the duck is able to pick it up in its beak.
Off the duck waddles, with the librarian in surreptitious pursuit. The duck walks down the main street - the librarian hides behind the cars. The duck walks in to a park - the librarian hides behind the trees. Finally the duck comes to a pond - and the librarian hides behind a bush. The duck waddles up to the water's edge and a frog jumps out on to a lillypad. Duck drops War and Peace on to the floor and says, "Book, book, book."
Frog looks at it and says, "Reddit, reddit, reddit."

       (Buddum tish!)   

       - apologies for derailing -
theleopard, Oct 03 2007

       Thanks [theleopard].   

       Should be a book that has it's contents written by the victor of a physical contest shouldn't there? You know....... where the sword is mightier than the pen? You could call it Scufflepedia.   

       In the words of my boss observing myself and a co-worker having a disagreement:   

the dog's breakfast, Oct 03 2007

       I think you need to write the first draft of each page of your book on flash paper, then connect it to a lightning rod for twenty-four hours. Any that are burned up in that period are discarded. Any that have not obviously have the blessing of Zeus, Jehova, and Thor, so must be true.
Galbinus_Caeli, Oct 03 2007

       But frogs say "rivet", not reddit. Right????
blissmiss, Oct 03 2007

       The Flying Spaghetti Monster was invented using precisely this logic and made some valid points, and made a lot of people laugh. Have a bun to counteract them meany old bones.
wagster, Oct 03 2007

       rant. is that a bible-bruise under your left eye, [marklar]?
k_sra, Oct 03 2007

       Baked in the the King James Bible:   

       The Book of Ezra - 2:13 "The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six."   

       The Book of Nehemiah - 7:18 "The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and seven."
baconbrain, Oct 03 2007

       Oh come on. that is like five books later, right? Maybe he had another kid.
Galbinus_Caeli, Oct 03 2007

       review - "the last continent" - fabulous.   

       I'd quite like Shane Warne's autobio as a christmas present if any of my family is reading this...   

       sorry, am I missing the idea?
po, Oct 03 2007

       //"Book, book, book"//   

       Sounds more like a chicken to me.
phundug, Oct 03 2007

       //Oh come on. that is like five books later, right?//   

       No, it's the very next book, and they start off with identical text to list people who participated in the same event.   

       Sorry, [G_C], I'm a bit bloody-minded today. I very much enjoy your humor and writing. //Maybe he had another kid.// <snort>
baconbrain, Oct 03 2007

       Shane Warne put it about a bit too - oops, sorry.   

       gawd, he is gorgeous though; and he's written a book (see above)
po, Oct 03 2007

       Wasn't the whole bible series ended recently with the Book of Jeezy Creezy and the Deathly Hallows or something? It's all so confusing...
lostdog, Oct 03 2007

       I love it! except no things like "Kill! Kill!" just because its the opposite of what's in the opposite book. But other than that, it is annoying when people say "well, it says it in (your religious book here), so it must be right", so this will neatly counteract that.
craziness, Oct 04 2007

       Back in the day I used to fight those book-bashing battles.
RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2007


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