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In those parts of the world where learning and science have prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue.
-Ethan Allen, revolutionary (1738-1789)

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sillyliss
Dec. 27th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that Ethan Allen was considered a revolutionary. ... I really don't know ANYTHING about Ethan Allen, now that I think about it. He makes one expensive couch, though, I know that.
tenthz
Dec. 27th, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
I didn't even think about that! I just looked it up, and strangely, the furniture company was named after him. The company took that name in 1939.

(yay, wikipedia)
sillyliss
Dec. 27th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I suppose they want the furniture to be "revolutionary" as well. Are they the ones with the Humphrey Bogart line of furniture?
tenthz
Dec. 27th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Nope, apparently that's Thomasville.
sillyliss
Dec. 27th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I think I should hit Google before randomly replying in your LJ. :P Sorry!
lordxyyndragon
Dec. 27th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
I think miracles still exist in modern Western culture... Just on a smaller scale, and the nature has changed a bit.

We don't see a man coming down from a mountain and parting a sea. But we do see a child waking up from a coma after two years. Yeah, miracles are still around.
memeslayer
Dec. 27th, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
What's miraculous about a child waking up from a coma?
lordxyyndragon
Dec. 28th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
Are you serious.
memeslayer
Dec. 28th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
Completely serious. The fact that something's unlikely doesn't mean it can't happen. If enough people end up in comas you expect a few to be unusual. It's like winning the lottery -- there's only a tiny chance that any one person is going to win, but with enough people playing, someone's guaranteed to do it.
lordxyyndragon
Dec. 28th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
You don't have to be a dick about it.
memeslayer
Dec. 28th, 2007 06:00 am (UTC)
Wasn't my intent to be a dick about it, or personal about it at all, and I don't think anything I said implied that. Whether or not comas are a personal issue for you doesn't have anything to do with whether or not waking up from one is a supernatural event.
lordxyyndragon
Dec. 28th, 2007 07:18 am (UTC)
Go fuck yourself then.
memeslayer
Dec. 28th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC)
Why are you so angry about this?
lordxyyndragon
Dec. 28th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Because it takes a real dick to shit semantics all over someone's post.
memeslayer
Dec. 28th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
What semantics? Catherine's quotation and your original comment are clearly talking about supernatural miracles, not things that are just impressive and rare. You directly compared waking up from a two year coma to parting a sea, and when I pointed out that maybe something that's statistically certain to happen sometimes is completely unlike something that's actually impossible you jumped on me for no good reason. I'm sorry, but a simple politely worded response to a LiveJournal comment is nothing to get this worked up over.
lordxyyndragon
Dec. 28th, 2007 02:03 am (UTC)
PS: Maybe you haven't had someone close to you wake up from a coma, but I have, and it's pretty fucking miraculous.
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