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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I have a huge sausage link. Will that work for you?
    I have a huge pastrami --- I was thinking more of the type of link Empirica requested, but that's just not gonna happen is it?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    There's a salient point to that quote. See if you can figure it out.
    Presumably that he was a bisexual or pederast. Though again the situation is quite complex, Greeks never simply accepted homosexuality, particularly between two grown up men (or as they thought of it, men who were old enough to grow beards). Aristophanes is full of jokes against those with a particular predilection to homosexual behaviour, particularly the passive partner and doubly so if he is an adult. It is clear that an arch-traditionalist like Aristophanes was not completely tolerant of it and considered it part of the decadence of his age. And even their contemporaries, like the Romans, considered such practices decadent, Oriental customs.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Can you trust any others? Grimms Fairy Tales, now there is a book to live your life by.
    I refuse to live my life by any book written by dead people. In fact, I attempt to decide myself what is right or wrong, and could care less what some old dead guys thought.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I have a huge pastrami --- I was thinking more of the type of link Empirica requested, but that's just not gonna happen is it?
    Empirica made a baseless claim. We are still waiting for her to back it up. I suspect we won't live long enough.

    Honestly, are you embarrassed to still cling to the birther BS? Really?

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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I refuse to live my life by any book written by dead people. In fact, I attempt to decide myself what is right or wrong, and could care less what some old dead guys thought.
    So you'd consider living your life by a book written by people who are still alive? Why does their current state of "live" or "dead" have some causal reality either valid or invalid?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Empirica made a baseless claim. We are still waiting for her to back it up. I suspect we won't live long enough.

    Honestly, are you embarrassed to still cling to the birther BS? Really?
    I'm not interested in Empirica's claim, nor your waiting for something ... I want to know if you're going to provide a hyper link per the request.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    So you'd consider living your life by a book written by people who are still alive? Why does their current state of "live" or "dead" have some causal reality either valid or invalid?
    It doesn't. I believe in thinking for myself.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I refuse to live my life by any book written by dead people. In fact, I attempt to decide myself what is right or wrong, and could care less what some old dead guys thought.
    I know, you prefer Hollywood movies to tell you what to think.

    You're displaying what C.S Lewis called chronological snobbery, the arbitrary belief that the later someone lived the more profound and useful is their thought.
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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It doesn't. I believe in thinking for myself.
    Can't you still think for yourself AND consider either dead or living people's books at the same time? Of course no one should live their lives according to some book, but certainly you'd agree that words either from the grave or otherwise have validity and can shape one's outlook on subjects without a person giving up their independent thought process, right?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Just Plain Wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It doesn't. I believe in thinking for myself.
    The problem with free thought is that it tends to be the thought that is free and not ourselves.

    If you'd known your scripture you would have known there was nothing new under the sun, and perhaps be better able to reflect that genius is centric and not eccentric; that there should be nothing dazzlingly novel in the basic ability to discern right and wrong.
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