Speak only of that which you know…

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Reader Moderate Unionist, brought my attention to this stanza from the John Godfrey Saxe poem “The Blind Men and the Elephant” (which I’m sure most of us remember from primary school) seems to wrap up the current gulf in understanding in Northern Ireland. It’s worth repeating:

Moral: So oft in theologic wars,
The disputants, I ween,
Rail on in utter ignorance
Of what each other mean,
And prate about an Elephant
Not one of them has seen.

  • smcgiff

    Whatever about seeing the Elephant, I’m pretty sure there are politicians up north that at least hear voices, or should that be trumpets!

  • Richard Dowling

    Or, as St Paul said … ” Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor
    has it entered into the heart of man, what things God has
    prepared for those who love him”.

    I can’t compete with the Swami, but I think St Paul can!

  • Donnie

    or “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no sense”.

    Dawson Bailie (2005)

  • Immoderate Unionist

    Is it true Moderate Unionist is Basil McCrea?