A Funny Thing Happened

... on the way to posting an entry.

The identity of the fifth empire in Daniel 2 has eluded scholars and historians, with good reason, probably from about the time Daniel actually penned the account.

So, I thought I would post an entry, properly cited and sourced, along with some elementary deductive reasoning, to share with others the identity of Daniel’s missing fifth empire as it has great relevance to our current day’s events. I was a bit taken back when a popular on-line encyclopedia refused to keep my entry posted citing the following reasons.

It said it “… does not publish original thought.” I don’t know whose original thought this was, but I got the feeling immediately that this wasn’t meant as a compliment. Nevertheless, I optimistically took it as one, thank you. However, aren’t all thoughts original to mankind’s consciousness at one time? The Biblical record was original. Some of it is still to occur. Even E=mc2 was an original thought about one hundred years ago even though it was based on establish fact that had been around billions of years, i.e., the universe. And most certainly, the identity of Daniel’s fifth empire didn’t originate with me. It’s plastered all over the history books.


  • "Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will." 
     James Stephens
  • "Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly."
     Arnold Edinborough
  • "Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity. Never lose a holy curiosity." 
     Albert Einstein 
  • "Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance." 
     William Wirt 
  • "When holy curiosity is driven by passion, and critical thinking by perseverance, wisdom and truth emerge." 
  • "Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind." 
     Samuel Johnson
  • "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." 


  • "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." 
     Ellen Parr 
  • "Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people." 
     Leo Burnett 
  • "People say: idle curiosity. The one thing that curiosity cannot be is idle." 
     Leo Rosten
  • "Socrates told us, 'the unexamined life is not worth living.' I think he's calling for curiosity, more than knowledge. In every human society at all times and at all levels, the curious are at the leading edge." 
     Roger Ebert
  • "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." 
     Albert Einstein 
  • "I think I benefited from being equal parts ambitious and curious. And of the two, curiosity has served me best." 
     Michael J. Fox
  • "Be curious always!  For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it."
     Sudie Black
  • "Curiosity sets us apart from the average lump of dirt."
  • "It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." 
     Albert Einstein
  • "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." 
     Walt Disney
  • "Why am I so curious? I don’t know. But I’ll find out." 
  • "Knowledge is not rooted in facts; it is rooted in curiosity." 
     Chopra/Tanzi, Super Brain
  • "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas." 
     Marie Curie


  • "People die when curiosity goes." 
    Graham Swift


  • "One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute." 
     William Phelps
  • "It is a capital mistake to theorize in advance of the facts." 
     Sherlock Holmes


  • "Learning is by nature curiosity ... prying into everything, reluctant to leave anything, material or immaterial, unexplained." 
     Philo of Alexandria
  • "Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last." 
     Samuel Johnson 
  • "Perhaps the greatest virtue of man is curiosity." 
     Anatole France 
  • "There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions." 
     Charles Proteus Steinmetz 
  • "The spark of curiosity ignites passion in great minds." 
  • "A person without curiosity may as well be dead."
     Judy Blume
  • "Those with less curiosity or ambition just mumble that God works in mysterious ways. I intend to catch him in the act." 
     Damien Echols
  • "The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of the young mind for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards."
     Anatole France
  • "Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life." 
     Linus Pauling
  • "Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness."
     Bryant McGill

Book Excerpts

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The Genesis Birthright, The Blind Man’s Elephant

One is.

It’s just two little words. Five Letters.

Never have two little words held such ominous implications for our age. For they lie, today, at the heart of the Genesis Birthright ....




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Tail Wagging The Dog?

We hear the term anti-Semitic bantered around in the media quite often, especially in protest of the nation of Israel’s recent military actions against the Palestinians. But do you ever wonder what it means? Or do you just assume it refers only to the Jews? When someone has hostility towards the Jews, say as much as Jews have hostility towards the Arabs in Palestine, often they are accused of being “anti-Semitic.” This is somewhat ironic in that the Jews make up a small percentage of the total world population of those who are Semitic. In fact, the Palestinians themselves are Semitic peoples. And it wasn’t until 2005 that the Semitic Jewish population surpassed the Semitic Arab population in Israel/Palestine. [Semitic Population]



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