Re: If god exists, what created god? :The answer

Herb Huston (
4 Sep 1995 11:58:37 -0400

In article <42dsqo$>, Philip Sells <> wrote:
}>In article <42cqmh$>, says...
}>> You are right; it is like the six blind men who tried to
}>> describe the elephant.
}Say, does anyone have an authoritative citation for this parable/fable? I
}require it for an essay I'm wanting to write. (That just in passing, since the
}opportunity to ask for such a thing is now here. :) )

It's a poem by John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887) called _The Blind Men and the
Elephant_. Here's the first stanza:

It was six men of Indostan
To learning much inclined,
Who went to see the Elephant
(Though all of them were blind),
That each by observation
Might satisfy his mind.

-- Herb Huston