Posted 6/16/2008 8:33 AM (#6583) Subject: Obituary Printed In The London Times
Location: United Kingdom
OBITUARY PRINTED IN THE LONDON TIMES
Dear Friends, We are gathered here today to mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were lost long ago in bureaucratic red tape. However, he will be remembered for a very long time as having introduced into our world some extremely valuable lessons. They were knowing:
When to come in out of the rain; Why it is that the early bird gets the worm; That only on the surface of things life isn’t always fair; Sometimes thinking: ‘Maybe it was all my fault!’
Common Sense lived by simple and sound financial policies, like don't spend more than you can earn, and reliable strategies, like adults, not children, are in charge.
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place, for example:
Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; Teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch.
A teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.
Common Sense was preceded in death by: His parents: Truth and Trust His wife: Discretion His daughter: Responsibility His son: Reason
He is survived by his four stepbrothers: I Know My Rights I Want It Now Someone Else Is To Blame I'm a Victim
Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.
Posted 6/21/2008 2:40 AM (#6654 - in reply to #6583) Subject: RE: Obituary Printed In The London Times
Location: The Heart of Space
Du hast recht, mein gerte fraulein!
Hey Aqua....it may be quite amazing to you, but for the first time in my life, I am going to root for a team other than my fatherland. The quarters in EuroCup2008 have placed the Turks against Deutchland, and based on what I have seen, I think the Turks are deserving of victory.......they won in three matches that they were behind...by sheer determination and "will"...I have forgotten the proper word in my language...a language which you share. How can I not cheer them on? For the Amerikaner it is the desire to see the least expected to actually win! As far as the Dutch wooden shoe boys v the Russians...yes, I am going to cheer the Russians on.....they are resilient under pressure and are deserving of the win...since the Netherlands defeated my beloved Romania. My beloved Romania!!!! Though you may not care for any of this, think about the ancestry that is the cause. The Roman Catholics are the only ones that preserve it......it is a major part of our symbology.....'take ye and drink of this, for this is my blood". So, dear Watermaiden, I leave you with this...did Judas kiss Jesus to betray him..or did he bite him....to give him the gift of eternal life....so that he might rise up from the grave? Which, by many accounts he did!
Eternal Peace, Marty and katzen, Lucky, Poppy, and SissyGirl
Posted 7/4/2008 7:36 AM (#6896 - in reply to #6654) Subject: RE: Obituary Printed In The London Times
Location: United Kingdom
Isn't there some maxim or other that says, the funny thing about common sense is its rarity ?
As for Jesus and Judas, the Gospel of Judas and related teachings suggest that Judas was the only one who really understood the esoteric message of Jesus as a spiritual being of light (as we all are), that the cruxifixion had to happen in order for transformation and Reality to be properly perceived and understood, the illusion of this life recognised as the illusion that it is, and that therefore Jesus kissed Judas to signify the instruction and consequent forgiveness that Judas must betray him ...
Posted 7/7/2008 4:01 PM (#6914 - in reply to #6583) Subject: RE: Obituary Printed In The London Times
Location: West Texas
Hello Aquarius. i was about to find the humor in your post but the reality of what you said is a little scary. commom sense is when one thinks for themselvs and isnt told what to think. so many now days just want to do as there told or are afraid to stand up for what is right. i see it more and more in my line of work. the working man is truly in danger by the greed of the rich. take care my friend.