MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Comments: 21
Article views: 399
Latest Badges:

View all MemeMan's badges.

A Fool Still Born Every Minute

21 February 2014, 10:01

Definitions are important.

Take the word, “Wisdom” it is “the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.”

And – “wise” – “having or showing experience, knowledge, and good judgment

Now – one of the jokers on News24 likes to mix these definitions up until the words make no sense at all:  His/her calling card is “Accepting God = Wisdom”.  It’s not a moniker that’s not exactly catching on, but it’s repeated enough to be tiresome.

And – what he’s saying in the word ‘accepting’ is that:

1) Even though there is zero evidence for his position (that a god exists), and, more than that;

2) Even though his invisible friend, his god, has lost the formerly bragged-about assurance that the proof of his existence lies in complexity – complexity that the precision of scientific proof has concluded without shaddof of doubt is natural and not supernatural; With all god’s jurisdiction and every job assigned to this god over the past several thousand years now going to natural processes…  until this god only has gaps so slim to existing in I’m tempted to say they are ‘quantum-ly’ slivers.


With all of these strikes against the existence of his invisible friend, our confused commentating friend still reckons it a good idea to claim a correlation between ‘accepting’-the-unnaceptable (i.e. delusion) and it’s direct opposite, ‘wisdom’.

Such is the stunted mind addled by fairytale.

We’re all allowed one folly – my hope is that my explanation above will help him stop making a kittycat out of his name any further.  But with him, the hits do just keep on coming; so I don’t hold out much hope for learning.

Here was one of his latest utterings:

"(your) thinking (is) dulled by unbelief"

Wow… What a remarkably confused statement that is.  Let’s pick it apart and turn it around to see what he’s trying to claim: "thinking is sharpened by belief"

What is "Belief”?  To not get too wordy, and within context, it is that confused state an uniformed person is left to when they're too stupid or lazy to find an actual answer... "Belief" – is that impoverished statement that accompanies a lack of evidence.

So - Is it that lack of evidence, that ignorance, that lazy backwardness that is claimed here as somehow honing thinking?  Surely not?!!

The only conclusion one can draw from such a statement is that the one making it has taken leave of their senses and/or is tragically under the influence of a mind virus.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Solnest Manyike
ICC withdrawal by South Africa

The whole world need to be part of this agreement to me it seems only Africans are justified as dangerous in the world.  Read more...

0 comments 612 views
Submitted by
Mark Nancarrow
Time for Coetzee to be brave

Allister Coetzee has little to lose and everything to gain by backing South Africa's future rugby stars on their November tour. Read more...

0 comments 176 views
Submitted by
Kim Lee
Hail to our finance minister!

I have watched the events of the last few months unfold with increasing amazement.  Read more...

0 comments 110 views
Submitted by
Mark Nancarrow
The dire straits of religion and ...

Modern religions 500 year grasp on humanity has trickled down through many of its conventions and institutions but one of its most malignant affects has been on health. Read more...

0 comments 136 views
Ignited by History to Lead Wisely

One of the most unnerving questions a student can pose, circles around the matter of relevance. ‘Why am I doing this?’ Read more...

0 comments 39 views
Submitted by
Gordhan & Zuma Small Players in B...

The faces of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and President Jacob Zuma have become a far too easy way for the public to take sides in a conflict that is much bigger than it appears... Read more...

0 comments 1404 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2016 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.