Thursday: Hili dialogue

June 4, 2015 • 3:46 am

Okay, it’s 3:45 a.m. and even for me it’s an ungodly hour. I catch a cab to O’Hare at 5, and so must be up now. I’ll be in Vancouver by noon at the latest, though, and will have time to rest (and share a fine Indian dinner with Larry “Genetic Drift” Moran) before the meetings start tomorrow. Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, it’s a religous holiday, and so we have a special Hili!

Hili: Not all roads lead to Rome.
A: That’s right, luckily, some roads lead home.


In Polish:
Hili: Nie wszystkie drogi prowadzą do Rzymu.
Ja: To prawda, na szczęście, niektóre prowadzą do domu.
Hili lagniappe, with Malgorzata’s explanation:
This is Corpus Christi today which is a huge holiday in Poland. Andrzej posted a photo of Hili in a bishop’s mitre with the words: “In such a cap I’m always right”. And there is a caption over it: “Among humans a cap happens to be greater authority than reason. Corpus Christi, spill out homilies!”
Bishop Hili

15 thoughts on “Thursday: Hili dialogue

  1. Wow. Guess Hili won’t be making any pronouncements after Ireland and the defeat for Humanity.

        1. What’s really surprising is how Christian theologians, of all people, can hew to the notion of divine omnipresence.

          Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

          One would think that Jesus, of all people, would have a damned good idea of when God was and wasn’t present. And if God would abandon his own only-begotten son at literally his darkest hour (Mark 15:33 “And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.”), what sort of idiot would rely on God for anything!?


          1. A three hour total solar eclipse? Someone needs to give these god-squaddy guys some lessons in elementary celestial mechanics.

            1. Oh, three hours is nothing. Earlier, it was an entire day:

              Joshua 10:12 Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

              13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

              …and perhaps the most unbelievable thing of all about it is that I still, from time to time, get chain emails about a NASA supercomputer confirming an extra day a few thousand years ago or so.


              1. ChristianAnswers:
                “How could you detect a missing day unless you had a fixed reference point before this day?”

                That’s powerful logic. It kind of makes sense to call for solid evidence before accepting such myths. Say, wouldn’t it also apply to…naw, logic has it’s limits.

              2. get chain emails about a NASA supercomputer confirming an extra day a few thousand years ago or so

                Serious chain emails emanating recently from a NASA computer – or reposts of reposts of reposts of messages which have either lost their headers and are unverifiable, or were originally faked in any case. Not that emails are particularly verifiable in any case, without validated public key cryptographic signatures for the message – which isn’t something NASA does very often.

              3. Give it time…I’m sure it won’t be long before the chain mails attribute themselves to the sentient computers at NASA….


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