Re: [asa] Truth

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Date: Fri Jun 01 2007 - 07:18:25 EDT

Here are the quotes from Jack Nicholson (As Col. Jessep)
in " A Few Good Men" regarding truth:

Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has walls, and
those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose
gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater
responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep
for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have that
luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know.
That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives.
And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to
you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep
down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want
me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words
like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the
backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them
as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the
inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and
sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I
provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide
it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on
your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and
stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you
think you are entitled to.

And being interrogated by Tom Cruise as Kaffe:

Col. Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I think I'm entitled.
Col. Jessep: You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth.
Col. Jessep: You can't handle the truth.

On Fri, 01 Jun 2007 07:04:43 -0400
  "Dick Fischer" <> wrote:
> The most honest statement I've heard about "truth" was
>uttered by Jack
> Nicholson who said, "Truth? You don't know the truth."
> These
> knuckleheads who think they know it and want to tell it
>to the rest of
> us supposed ignoramuses make Nicholson a prophet.
> "Truth Project"? Where's Nicholson now that we need
> Dick Fischer
> Dick Fischer, Genesis Proclaimed Association
>Finding Harmony in Bible, Science, and History
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