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Posted On: Sep. 08 2008, 12:31 AM

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Here's the thing, I really can't support a fundamentalist (of any stripe) for any important job ('important job' being defined as any job that potentially impacts the lives of other persons.) Dog-catcher, Mayor, Meter-maid - fine. High-ranking federal official - no.

Here's the reason: to be a fundamentalist (again, of any stripe) one must make the conscious decision to accept as precise, unalterable, literal truth the statements of a given text. One must willingly re-wire one's brain to say: despite my own common sense, my five senses, and my rational mind, I will accept as literal truth what is written in this text and if my common sense, five senses, and my rational mind disagree with what is written in this text I will forego my common sense, my five senses, and my rational mind in favour of what is so written.

I think that such an irrational, deliberate, self-mutilation of one's humanity simply must show itself in other areas.

You can take one of the finer gear-wheels of a well-constructed watch and remove one of the tines and the watch will appear, to all intents and purposes, to still function correctly. The hands will move in the appropriate direction; it will look and seem to behave still as a well-constructed watch. But something is seriously wrong with its mechanism now and that serious flaw will show up someday and in some, perhaps unpredicatable, fashion.

That altered watch is a fundamentalist. Maybe it will perform adequately for the balance of time. Maybe. But it is flawed and there is no way to accurately predict how its flaw will manifest itself.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 08 2008, 12:37 AM
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So how was church this mornin'?
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 08 2008, 1:02 AM

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Church was great - as it is every Sunday.

Thanks for asking.

BTW - you can listen to our 11:00 AM service at www.unity-kitchener.org - click on the link for "past services" and you can download or stream it.

(for what it's worth - that's me on the drums)

We don't archive our 9:00 AM service but it is essentially the same as the 11:00 AM.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 08 2008, 1:17 AM
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Fundementalist by difinition refers to adherent's of religious
tradition, usually referring to Christian or Islamic.
Whereas our political system tolerates both, as opposed to
'radical'/violent fundementalists. I personally don't see
a problem with either Christian or Islamic fundementalists.
I do see a problem with 'radical'/violent fundementalists.
Our political system is secure enough to protect us from
Govenor Palin, should she 'become' radical. My more immediate
concerns, are the avaialibility of affordable healthcare,
and education. And a break from 'globalistic'pursuits, while
we take care of our faltering internal social structure, and
make improvements to our infrastructure.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 08 2008, 1:24 AM

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But how can you be protected from her flawed thinking?

If elected, this travesty will be one heartbeat away from being your President. One beat of an already 72 year old heart.

Good luck with that.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 08 2008, 1:38 AM
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Well let's 'what if'.
Say she IS President.
To effect her personal belief system on the country, she
has a couple of options. She can appoint judges who are like-minded.
(Probably the most serious),
Or she could start a Holy War.
Sound familiar?
As President, I'm not sure you can do much more.
Which do you fear the most?
Don't get me wrong - I understand your concerns.
This is going to be a very interesting election, no matter
how you look at it.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 08 2008, 2:07 AM

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Quote: (sevenOfeleven @ Sep. 07 2008, 7:38 PM)

Sound familiar?

Oh yeah. All that and a bag of chips.

Haven't you had enough of that sh!t?

To be fair, the real job of the President is to distract the public from realizing that real power is wielded by the corporations. So their actual ability to make change is quite limited.

But that doesn't mean they can't cause a wagonfull of problems for everday people in their everyday lives.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 08 2008, 3:11 AM
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power is wielded by the corporations

True.
How would you be different if say you were top banana
at MS, or Exxon, or Walmart?
Your job is to maximize profits for your shareholders.
Do you try to de-stabilize other countries? Side with
your nations traditional enemies for marketshare?
Export American jobs for cheaper labor? Avoid taxes?
Influence 'emminent domain' laws?
It is a little out of control.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 08 2008, 3:54 AM

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D - where did you see a live interview with her?  She hasn't done any yet.  Least as far as I know.
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Skip to the previous post in this topic. Posted On: Sep. 08 2008, 4:24 AM
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On the boob toob... somewhere or another. My wifey was watchin... ???  You know me Tom... I have an aversion to TV... too much BS on there.

Besides, there is a LOT of stuff I can see eye to eye with her on versus Obama's line of "Anything you wanna hear as long as you VOTE for ME." I get a lot of dope about the candidates on the web... which I admit, may be just as BAD...

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