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Language, truth and not much logic....

From KL's New Straits Times:

"Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today told non-Muslim non-governmental organisations (NGOs) not to challenge the National Fatwa Council’s credibility.


He said it was unfair to challenge or dispute a fatwa issued by the council purely on logic because it could create confusion among the people".

(NB - the NFC looks to be a comparatively benign organisation, and does not appear to specialise in delivering Iranian-style death threats).


Perhaps Hamidi should be done with it and tell the Malayans not to worry their pretty little heads about anything. I seem to recall reading an extract of a radical feminist text that held that logic was inescapably phallocratic and therefore should always be discounted if it clashed with a feminist argument.

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Blogger Nick Drew said... 11:46 am

yeah, Freddie Ayer, phallocratic, it has to be acknowledged

Bertrand Russell too

on the subject of language, you are an old Chomsky-baiter, aren't you C ? you might enjoy this  



Blogger JOLLY ROGER said... 12:09 pm

HOW DO YOU DO... TRUTH

True lies

You thought Arnie n your Mum were shysters, c’mon he is. There’s these people, old women who circumnavigate the globe with the sole intention of propergating twoddle. They’re mystical you see, because no one ever remembers seeing or speaking to these “old wives” although we always remember their tales. Some tales are inside you now:

Goldfish have a memory of only three seconds
More like a few months, but what the frig do they have to remember.

Lemmings engage in suicidal dives off cliffs when migrating.
A lie made by Old Disney Wives.

Thomas Crapper did not invent the flush toilet, Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb, and Henry Ford did not invent the automobile.
Nope, all me.

more at www.lifestyleguides.blogspot.com  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:43 pm

Nick - I guess the taxi driver anecdote is too well known to be worth wheeling out.

JR - Oh, absolutely  



Blogger Nick Drew said... 1:16 pm

OK, so what did Chomsky say to the taxi driver ?!  



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