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His followers called him Mahasamatman and said he was a god.  He preferred
to drop the Maha- and the -atman, however, and called himself Sam.  He never
claimed to be a god.  But then, he never claimed not to be a god.  Circum-
stances being what they were, neither admission could be of any benefit.
Silence, though, could.  It was in the days of the rains that their prayers
went up, not from the fingering of knotted prayer cords or the spinning of
prayer wheels, but from the great pray-machine in the monastery of Ratri,
goddess of the Night.  The high-frequency prayers were directed upward through
the atmosphere and out beyond it, passing into that golden cloud called the
Bridge of the Gods, which circles the entire world, is seen as a bronze
rainbow at night and is the place where the red sun becomes orange at midday.
Some of the monks doubted the orthodoxy of this prayer technique...
                -- Roger Zelazny, "Lord of Light"
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His heart was yours from the first moment that you met.
Freebsd Fortunes 4:  125 of 2327

His ideas of first-aid stopped short of squirting soda water.
                -- P.G. Wodehouse
Freebsd Fortunes 4:  126 of 2327

His life was formal; his actions seemed ruled with a ruler.
Freebsd Fortunes 4:  127 of 2327

His mind is like a steel trap: full of mice.
                -- Foghorn Leghorn
Freebsd Fortunes 4:  128 of 2327

His super power is to turn into a scotch terrier.
Freebsd Fortunes 4:  129 of 2327

Historians have now definitely established that Juan Cabrillo, discoverer
of California, was not looking for Kansas, thus setting a precedent that
continues to this day.
                -- Wayne Shannon
Freebsd Fortunes 4:  130 of 2327

History books which contain no lies are extremely dull.
Freebsd Fortunes 4:  131 of 2327

History has much to say on following the proper procedures.  From a history
of the Mexican revolution:

        "Hildago was later defeated at Guadalajara.  The rebel army was
captured on its way through the mountains.  All were courtmartialed and
shot, except Hildago, because he was a priest.  He was handed over to
the bishop of Durango who excommunicated him and returned him to the
army where he was then executed."
Freebsd Fortunes 4:  132 of 2327

History has the relation to truth that theology has to religion --
i.e. none to speak of.
                -- Lazarus Long
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