interesting spam

My Word press book reading site has been recieving spam from a poker site.

I don’t play poker online. but i know other word press site have been targeted byt this type of spam.

It leaves comments to your writing.

for mye it appears to have taken some key words and accessed a database of quotes on these topics and placed the quotes as a comment with a link to the poker site at the end.

I found some of these quotes entertaining. and although I hate spam as much as the next man. i found some of it interesting. SO for your entertaionment here are a spammers guide to “The Politics of Jesus” by John Howard Yoder.

I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. And therefore, God never wrought miracle, to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.

The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately. One step above the sublime makes the ridiculous, and one step above the ridiculous makes the sublime again.

Man is by his constitution a religious animal; atheism is against not only our reason, but our instincts

Humans ought to preserve for themselves an environment adequate to match their capacity to wonder.

America is Rome reincarnate. Like the Roman empire, the American empire is vastly powerful and unfathomably corrupt. Like Rome, America imposes her civilisation upon an ungrateful world. Like Rome, America needs bread, circuses and philosopher-statesmen to forestall and yet to hasten her demise.

So the experience of death is turned into that of the exchange of functionaries, and anything in the natural relationship to death that is not wholly absorbed into the social one is turned over to hygiene. In being seen as no more than the exit of a living creature from the social combine, death has been domesticated…

What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.

The human mind evolved to believe in the gods. It did not evolve to believe in biology. Acceptance of the supernatural conveyed a great advantage throughout prehistory, when the brain was evolving. Thus it is in sharp contrast to biology, which was developed as a product of the modern age and is not underwritten by genetic algorithms. The uncomfortable truth is that the two beliefs are not factually compatible. As a result those who hunger for both intellectual and religious truth will never acquire both in full measure.