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Watchmen
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The End of Christianity in America
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Background on (Neo)distributism
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affinity and expectations
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Thieves
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+ Before I begin I'd like to clear up a pertinent fact vis-a-vis my taking movies seriously. To rebutt that point thoroughly allow me to simply [. . .]
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Monotheism, Jews, Christians, Islam seems to demand power. Afterall, monotheism gives the believer truth.

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+ I think the decline in participation is a perception of the pursuit of influence and power (mostly power) that has dogged not only the evangelicals [. . .]
+ Idk, like I said, I haven't seen the film. But that plot hole doesn't exist in the original book, and I'd strongly advocate you reading [. . .]
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+ James, is there that "plothole" in the film or did I miss some explanation? I saw it last evening and I found it odd, [. . .]
+ Bob: that isn't a plothole in the book, but I'm not going to tell you why because you should read it to find out why [. . .]
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I'll be praying for Spencer's vision to come true. Strange are the ways of the Lord.

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+ May I ask a leading question, Isn't there a huge internal inconsistency in this movie? (I have not read the novel so I am [. . .]
+ My lucky cup is overflowing now that you have bothered with me twice now and on top of it you’re giving me some leeway—as an [. . .]
+ My lucky cup is overflowing now that you have bothered with me twice now and on top of it you're giving me some leeway—as an [. . .]
+ The best text I've come across on how it happened here in Britain is C.G. Brown's The Death of Christian Britain. See here & here: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=IwpPFtId7ugC&pg=PA227&lpg=PA227&dq=c.g.+brown+the+death+of+christian+britain&source=bl&ots=Ik9HN63fWW&sig=IKYgGScILi95KH-VdTTzE-7dIks&hl=en&ei=FEa3SafUJOTSjAe66fWhCQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=3&ct=result http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christian-Britain-Christianity-Society-Modern/dp/0415241847 Following [. . .]
+ Mark, I don't know that it's the answer, but an at least partial answer to question one, I think, is through taxation, specifically a Georgist [. . .]
+ I haven't read the book you cite, I'm afraid, so I'm not in a position to either defend it or accept your assessment. Frankly, though, [. . .]
+ I've been reading whatever I could about distributism for, oh, the last 48 hours. It's an interesting concept. On your critique of liberaltarianism - you [. . .]
+ James, I know I'm lucky you bothered with me. I attribute ED Kain's silence to his lack of knowledge on this issue, which he insists on [. . .]
+ It's more laziness than nervousness or any particular aversion. By almost all accounts (including yours, I suppose) its much better than the standard adaption of [. . .]
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+ You know, I meant to (and intend to still) parcel in the concept of the Commons you brought up earlier, but the whole thing just [. . .]

lol, I haven't seen Watchmen

That you take movies seriously in exactly the wrong way.

+ Additionally Freddie, if my comments have left you well informed about me then might you be so kind as to tell me what they've told [. . .]
+ I care what you call it because what you call it determines what you do about it. We’re not talking about territory conquered in a [. . .]
+ And I'd say that the same was true of your criticisms of Watchmen. I suppose that this is why the personal should be kept out [. . .]
+ If I was going to stoop to your level I would at this stage call you a snob and a pretentiousness smothered pseudo-intellectual incapable of [. . .]
+ As for the polling data that Mark links to, 60% say their sympathies lie with Israel, 18% with Palestine and the rest (22%) are say [. . .]
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+ Mark- Thank you for the link. It's an excellent resource. I have to disagree with your interpretation though. First, when only 9% of a poll [. . .]
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+ I agree, Mark. I think it's odd that conservatives in general oppose the largely Catholic immigration from south of the border. And as [. . .]
+ Mark, Here's your line (actually, there are five lines): (4) 17 believes strongly that the lives of innocent 18 civilians must be protected and all [. . .]
+ Roque, Marc R: Here is a list of polling data on the subject: http://www.pollingreport.com/israel.htm You will find that the number of Americans who thought Israel's actions were [. . .]
+ Goodwin's law is not appropriate here: Godwin's Law applies especially to inappropriate, inordinate, or hyperbolic comparisons of other situations (or one's opponent) with Hitler or [. . .]
+ Sorry - I forgot to address your last set of points. First, I'm not aware of any capitalist proponents who think that the stock [. . .]
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+ I'd rather that Godwin's Law was not invoked, but I think Sullivan, Kain, Walt/Mearsheimer all are just looking for an explanation as to why Americans, [. . .]
+ So, Mark and ED Kain, what "words of criticism" are missing from the resolution? That's all I'm asking and that's what you're not answering. Marc R [. . .]
+ Dynamic: First - have I mentioned I'm happy to see you over here? Because I am. Now, on to your arguments: 1. Agreed - to a [. . .]
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+ The polls taken during and after the Gaza war, demonstrate that Americans overwhelmingly supported Israel, blamed the Palestinian leadership for the outbreak of violence, and [. . .]
AvatarMarc R
+ The polls taken during and after the Gaza war, demonstrate that Americans overwhelmingly supported Israel, blamed the Palestinian leadership for the outbreak of violence, and [. . .]
AvatarMarc R
+ The polls taken during and after the Gaza war, demonstrate that Americans overwhelmingly supported Israel, blamed the Palestinian leadership for the outbreak of violence, and [. . .]
AvatarMarc R
+ [Here's a continuation of the previous post] The polls taken during and after the Gaza war, demonstrate that Americans overwhelmingly supported Israel, blamed the Palestinian leadership [. . .]
AvatarMarc R
+ Shoot. I wrote a very long post that somehow got lost after I pushed the "Submit" button below. I'll try again, breaking it [. . .]
AvatarMarc R
+ Shoot. I wrote two very long post that somehow got lost each time after I pushed the "Submit" button below. I'll try again, [. . .]
AvatarMarc R
+ Shoot. I wrote a very long post that somehow got lost after I pushed the "Submit" button below. I apologize for my sloth, [. . .]
+ Roque: I think it's pretty obvious what E.D. is complaining about with respect to these resolutions. Neither measure contains a single word of criticism of [. . .]
+ I should let ED Kain speak for himself here, but I want to show him that I don't disagree with him just to disagree. Jim [. . .]
AvatarMarc R
+ "Once a Palestinian state is actually created we will finally see the move of the Palestinian people and government to where most other governments and [. . .]
+ To address Mark's points: 1. To generate truly free markets of the type required for idealistic capitalism, private propety rights must not only be clearly enumerated [. . .]
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+ The whole premise of Kain's posting is based on the following faulty statement from Sullivan (who is too cowardly to have comments on his own [. . .]