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From: Bob Velke <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Exporting Witness Tags
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 16:27:45 -0400
>I am reminded of a story I once read about a little boy
>who prayed feverently for a train for Christmas. When he didn't get one,
>his mother said "I guess God didn't answer your prayers." The little boy
>said "Oh, but mother he did. He said 'no.'"
>I think BV is hearing your prayers but saying "no."
No, Bob is hearing a few people praying for a change in the weather while
refusing to accept that I don't have control over it. It isn't up to me to
say "yes" or "no" to such a prayer.
If Bob is saying "no" to anything, it is to the proposition that I should
pretend to do something that I cannot do on the grounds that some people
would accept that as close enough. Other people claim to be able to
control the weather (and if you don't look too closely, then it seems to
work!) so, obviously, I could too if only I were willing.
If we can't shake that kind of logic (and I've tried), then there can be no
resolution. Despite my best efforts, someone will say a few weeks from now
that I never did give a reasonable explanation for why I "refuse" to
control the weather.
Thankfully, Lee has called for a stop to this discussion after today so we
can stop listening to each other pray.
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