House Church Talk - Final Debate

Brad Cork brad at
Sun Aug 29 12:09:17 EDT 2004

jim sutton wrote:

> I think my favorite scene in "Twister" (the movie) is where the young 
> lady in the back seat of a truck (that's chasing after a tornado) is 
> talking on a cell phone, saying, "I've gotta go... we've got cows!"  
> She says this because cows are literally flying past their windows, 
> caught up in the whirlwind the chasers had been watching -- from a 
> distance.
> And thinking of those cows makes me think of a little story I wrote a 
> while back.  I may have posted this here some months ago.  I don't 
> remember. Anyway, it's still the proper season for summer reruns.
> Final Debate --
> As I recall, it was a few summers ago, on a farm in northern or maybe 
> central Indiana.  I think it happened something like this:
> Horse: I overheard two humans talking yesterday, while they cleaned 
> out the barn. One of them said that the moon was made out of cheese.
> Cow: Oh, Moo! Did they say what kind?
> Horse: Well, it almost sounded like he said it was green cheese.
> Cow: Humph! I never heard of any green cheese. You must be mistaken.
> Horse: Now don't go saying that. I know what I heard. The moon is made 
> of cheese.
> Cow: I know a few things about cheese. More than you do, I dare say. 
> If the moon is made of cheese, then it must be a hard white cheese. 
> Although, it does sometimes look a little like a bleu cheese.
> Horse: Nay, nay. He didn't say anything of the sort. He said it was 
> green cheese -- or something that sounded like "green".
> Cow: You know, Horse, you do display your ignorance. I am a cow and 
> cows know about dairy. I'm telling you that the moon is not green at 
> all. It's mostly white, sometimes yellow, and sometimes big and 
> blotchy. Never green. And there is no green cheese that I know of, 
> anyway.
> Horse: Oh, you cows think you're so smart. But you forget that humans 
> have the telescopes, and they have big rockets. They also have lots of 
> books, and schools, and TV and stuff. If they say the moon is made of 
> green cheese, then that's good enough for me.
> Cow: Now don't get all smarty-pants with me! Cheese comes from cows 
> (and a few goats), and never from humans at all. They don't know 
> cheese from bread. I know what I'm talking about, and you should just 
> stick to your oats.
> Horse: Well, prove to me that the moon is made of white or bleu 
> cheese. Show me a piece of the moon, you silly cow . . .
> And so the argument grew and grew, so that neither the horse nor cow 
> got any sleep at all that night. And this was nothing new. The two had 
> developed quite a habit of debating endlessly and bitterly about 
> things they knew either little or nothing about.
> As you might expect, since she got no sleep, the next day the cow gave 
> almost no milk. Unfortunately, that was one time too many. The farmer 
> hauled her over to the butcher for processing. She was a little old 
> and tough, but she made into good hamburger and sausage.
> That same day, the horse was so tired and sleepy that he walked right 
> into a gopher hole while plowing, and broke his leg. And so he was 
> sent off to the glue factory, since he'd never be able to plow again.
> The farmer shook his head as he headed out to get another cow and 
> another horse. Two good animals that seemed to go bad so quickly. It 
> just made no sense.
> Jim
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What a cool story.. very good point.

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