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by Mark Tiedemann
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 168968

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Atheism is fake rebellion. Agnostics just seem not aggressive enough for them. This is a form of philosophical punk. Being an atheist makes you cool. Religious people are just stick in the muds. Dorothy Day certainly was rebellious. Now, that's a whole lot of objectionable assuming shoved into a li...
by Mark Tiedemann
Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 226783

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Barber, if someone shoots a cop after the Grand Jury rules in Ferguson, that does not mean Darren Wilson is not more in the wrong. Israel is Wilson. That's absurd. Anyone shoots a cop is the one who's wrong, period. You do not justify violence by claiming "my sensitivities were offended."...
by Mark Tiedemann
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 168968

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

Chuck Messer wrote: It doesn't help that too many politicos don't like science because of its propensity to tell us things we don't always want to hear.

Chuck


Actually, I think it's more grounded than that. Science doesn't bring jobs to their states the same way war materiel production does.
by Mark Tiedemann
Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 226783

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Operation Paperclip was also almost 60 years ago. It seems perfectly natural that people would be more knowledgeable---or should I say be more aware of---more recent events, like those in your list. This is hardly an indictment of public priorities. I think the Zimmerman Telegram fiasco is a pretty ...
by Mark Tiedemann
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 226783

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

Just that O'Reilly has credibility shows how insane the system truly is. He's a name, his books sold. I'm not sure that's the same as having "credibility." Actually, the Lincoln book is not bad except in one particular. According to the O'Reilly, the woman involved who ran the boarding ho...
by Mark Tiedemann
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 226783

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

FrankChurch wrote:Why didn't the publisher tell O'Reilly, sorry, Bill, you cannot do a book with that title?



Why would they? It's a series and the previous two sold very well. Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. Or didn't you know about those?
by Mark Tiedemann
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 226783

Re: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.

There were a lot of anti-semites prior to WWII who nevertheless believed the Nazis had crossed a line and reviled them for it. British anti-semitism was fairly entrenched, as it was in most places, and yet the moral condemnation of the Final Solution was pretty immediate once the camps were found an...
by Mark Tiedemann
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 44052

Re: Whatcha listening to?

"Ladies and gentlemen,
we have more influence over your children than you do
but we love them... "


Jane's Addiction. STOP!

But I was still listening to Schubert.
by Mark Tiedemann
Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 168968

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

There's a qualitative difference between taking reasonable risks and "having faith." You're being disingenuous in your assessment of equivalencies.
by Mark Tiedemann
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 168968

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

One need look no further than people who believe prayer will "fix" their dying children and refuse to take them to a hospital because their "faith" tells them they don't need to. That's an unmitigated bad result.
by Mark Tiedemann
Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Copyright vs Copywrong
Replies: 1250
Views: 47234

Re: Copyright vs Copywrong

You mean compensate certain artists. Some artists will make almost zero money while others will swim in millions. A government supported funding plan would help more artists equally. Hey, Frank---if nobody buys your book or wants your music, why should you get any of their money? Some artists---or ...
by Mark Tiedemann
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:47 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha listening to?
Replies: 1380
Views: 44052

Re: Whatcha listening to?

Schubert. The complete symphonies.
by Mark Tiedemann
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 168968

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

In my experience the Fundamentalist church is staunchly pro-Israel. As addendum, from my reading this is true but not out of any sense of tolerance. In many if not most cases, the so-called fundamentalist churches are pro-Israel as part of a desire for prophecy fulfilled. Israel must exist before C...
by Mark Tiedemann
Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 168968

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

The last few posts have been interesting. Keeny---may I suggest you check out a book called Constantine's Sword by James Carrol? It's a history of the, shall we say, problematic relationship Christianity has had with Judaism since the former was born. I agree with the rather limited statement that t...
by Mark Tiedemann
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 55322

Re: Whatcha reading?

Just finished one of the more peculiar novels I've read in recent times, Paul Park's All Those Vanished Engines . Park has deep literary sensibilities which infuse every one of his novels that I've read so far and makes me scratch my head wondering who his audience is, but I'm not complaining. This ...

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