Blessed are the ignorant
18.27.21 - Mark
My brothers are so entrenched in bullshit they're using it as ammunition. I was surfing the web and saw a note on NASA upping the odds of the Earth colliding with an asteroid in 2029 (something like a 3% chance). I mentioned this to my brothers (something now listed as "against my better judgment") and instantly they fire off "It doesn't matter Nostrodamus says the earth will end in 2014". I try and explain how those predictions are bullshit unless they picked up a mix of Latin, French, and Greek without telling anyone. But of course I'm wrong, I'm always wrong with Matt even if I'm right, and Nostradamus is this brilliant soothsayer who of course, knows more than a bunch of rocket scientists at NASA.
This is one of those situations where I wish I had Penn and Teller's BULLSHIT! on DVD so I could pop it in and show them that Nostrodamus' predictions are less ancient writer and more money hungry idiots manipulating 16th century writings to reflect current events. I dare anyone reading this to find a single Nostrodamus prediction that, from the original texts - none of the adjusted meaning/interruption crap, was accurate before the event. You won't find one, because its all in the interruptions coming from his nut-case followers.
At least this argument was at home. A few days ago they were attacking my personal beliefs (humanist/bright) in packed restaurant so loud I'm surprised no one came over to the table to tell them to shut the hell up (not that they would have). I honestly don't know how I can possibly be related to them...