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Religion and Violence in History -- C-SPAN2 Author Interview on Nov 16

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 17. 3 Replies

Karen Armstrong--on November 16 at 8:45 PM Eastern--talks for just under an hour on her book Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence, in which she examines the intertwined relationship…Continue

Tags: violence, religion, history

Unthinking Democratic Policy versus Unfeeling Republican Policy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Freethinker31 Nov 18. 48 Replies

Diplomacy has been defined as the art of saying what you want to say and getting away before anyone figures out your intentions.I chose to state my intent diplomatically.To political activists of…Continue

Tags: pool, empathy, sociopathy, gene, policy

Do Corporate Leaders Pay Attention to Their Bottom Line: Their Profits?

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Customer protests have moved a few companies to quit ALEC (the most extreme of the many conservative lobbying organizations).Will customer protests move companies to reconsider their use of our…Continue

Tags: politics, corruption

38% of Americans are churchless, a Secular Coalition for America article reports

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This research says many non-religious but spiritual people do not frequent churches. They may check the "Are you a Christian" box more or less from habit, or because they pay so little attention to…Continue

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Bertold Brautigan replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Wandering Words in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"I think the interest is mostly semantic, the false parallel of the "likes." Webster's has a long "usage note" with the entry for "like." It's a complex word."
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Wandering Words in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"Bertold, very clever word play. Or is it semantics play? Both? "
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Why do we call a large Mexican fowl "Turkey"? in the group Food!
"Joan, I hope they're not mourning their ancestors' too lax immigration policy, or lack of a policy. The descendants of those immigrants will feel no guilt; they will say "Get over it." "
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Tom Sarbeck replied to A Former Member's discussion Quotes on Language in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"I enjoy playing with words, and my language's many synonyms inspired me to write a haiku-like piece. English, my language / Has two excellent uses. / Poetry and fraud. "
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Why do we call a large Mexican fowl "Turkey"? in the group Food!
"Thank you, Daniel, for a most enjoyable story. I might serve it to my fellow Toastmasters this Saturday. "
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Bertold Brautigan replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Wandering Words in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana."
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Idaho Spud replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion Wandering Words in the group LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS
""Only I painted my previously yellow, big, beautiful, sexy, old, reliable, attention grabbing station wagon.""
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Wandering Words

The adverb "only"  may wander more than any other.Only I painted my auto.I only painted my auto.I painted only my auto.I painted my only auto.I've seen sentences that have twelve words between an "only" and the word or term it modifies.See More
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Tom Sarbeck commented on Ben Pittman's blog post Does Life Have A Meaning
"My parents valued work highly and I was 32 before I found work I enjoyed. 1) When I was happy I didn't seek meaning, and 2) When I was unhappy I sought meaning constantly. I have no doctrines about the subject. "
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Tom Sarbeck replied to James M. Martin's discussion Officer Who Shot Brown in Ferguson Might Not Be Playing With Full Deck, Saying He Was Assaulted by "Demon"
"Much is possible, but jury service has persuaded me that jurors hear so much more than the media reports that I TOTALLY ignore such reports and the accompanying speculations. "
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Catholic Lawsuit: We don't have to follow USA Laws.
"Joan, immunity (for pedophilia) is indeed beyond common sense, but making such treaties is standard operating procedure. The USA requires other nations to sign Status of Forces Agreements (called "SOFA" in the media) if they want US troops…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Catholic Lawsuit: We don't have to follow USA Laws.
"FT, the Constitution is less clear that you have concluded. The folks who want a theocratic America ask "Where in the Constitution do you see the term secular nation? In the Constitution the term does not exist.. History being a…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Catholic Lawsuit: We don't have to follow USA Laws.
"Allan, I wouldn't say that with the certainty implied by the term "all legal requirements". Besides surviving 12 years in Catholic schools, quitting Catholicism and seeing it with somewhat jaundiced eyes, and reading most SCOTUS…"
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Daniel W's discussion Catholic Lawsuit: We don't have to follow USA Laws.
"Not so, FT. Look for dominion theology in Wikipedia. Its goal is to replace the Constitution with the Old Testament. Its headquarters until  their leader V J Rushdoony died a few years ago was about 100 miles south of my California…"
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Catholic 20yrs; Agnostic 52yrs; Atheist 5yrs; Materialist.
Cincinnati until 1947, St. Pete FL until 1950, US Navy until 1952, St. Pete until 1954, Gainesville (UofF) until 1961, Tallahassee (FlaStUniv) until 1962, into computers where I became a migratory worker (St. Pete, Daytona Beach, Houston, Austin, Phoenix). Retired to San Francisco then Yountville.

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At 10:37pm on October 30, 2014, Daniel W said…

Thanks Tom. 

I have lost whole, complicated, entries due to the damn system selecting something and deleting it.  Didn't know about the control-z, thanks.  Since initially posting that, I submitted to the  Borg, and was assimilated into Win 8.1.  So far I don't see a difference from 8.0 except now it screws up some links.  How much fun is that?

At 12:19pm on October 9, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Thanks, Tom, for your comment on my blog post. I like the "sheriff" bit!

At 4:32pm on August 20, 2014, Freethinker31 said…

What a surprise  Tom....You have been so critical of me in the past, but I must admit  I enjoyed  our  back and forth....I look forward  to our  future  debates...Glad  we are friends now..... 

At 7:58am on August 11, 2014, Bertold Brautigan said…

I know what you mean about how the responses can make you sad. It's disconcerting to see how many people are so wrapped up around utter bullshit. I also wonder why they're so afraid of anyone questioning what they believe that they have to deny that we even exist. Their "argument" that it "takes more faith" to believe in the big bang or evolution than it does to believe in Jesus, THEREFORE there are no true atheists is just pathetic. It's not all, "Oh these poor victims of bad programming" though. I'm reading a pretty disturbing book titled Religious Right - the Greatest Threat to Democracy by A.F. Alexander. There are tons of unscrupulous people out there raising billions of dollars and stealthily plotting to install old testament law that wouldn't be all that different from sharia law. If we don't collectively watch it, the dark ages could be back with a vengeance.

At 12:37am on August 11, 2014, Chris G said…

Hi Tom,

I didn't know "Hi. You perhaps know of the Vallejo Navy League's raising money to make the Iowa a museum. They didn't succeed and the ship went to SoCal.

I'm all for making ship monuments where their history can be told about the vessile and war.

It's a shame that Vallejo didn't aggressively persuade the museum. I don't know what's wrong with Vallejo and it's terrible handling of Mare Island.

Chris

At 8:41am on May 18, 2014, Richard Goscicki said…

Thanks, Tom.  About Nappy, I know I'm a controversial writer with views not everyone agrees with.  I take it all with a grain a salt.  We need a thick skin since we're the minority.  

At 10:56am on July 28, 2013, William Grant said…

Hi Tom,.. I am having a blast with Joseph Who?,.... Need some readers !!!!  Nice to know you !

At 7:18am on May 23, 2013, Randall Smith said…

Yeah Tom, I admit to laughing at Foxworthy's spot on humor. I could learn from that way of "attacking" the other side. 

At 8:20pm on May 3, 2013, franky said…
hi tom!
At 8:34am on April 23, 2013, Madhukar Kulkarni said…

Hello Tom,

What a pleasant surprise! Glad to be your friend.

 
 
 

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