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Ted Keer

Member Since 17 Sep 2006
Offline Last Active Apr 04 2011 09:10 PM

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Request for garbage pile

01 April 2011 - 08:13 PM

Garbage pile.

Cheney, Neocons, Haliburton, Koch Bros & Fox !

30 March 2011 - 11:05 AM

The Perfect Lilian Rearden, Dead at 79

24 March 2011 - 09:17 AM

Richard Burton, who was supposed to become the next great Shakespearean actor after Laurence Olivier, used to say how much he had learned from Elizabeth about how to work with the camera. Cinematic acting is extremely understated. The slightest little flick of an eyelid says an enormous amount, and that's where Elizabeth Taylor was far superior to Meryl Streep. Streep is always cranking it and cranking it, working it and working it, demanding that the audience bow down and "See what I"m going through! See what I'm doing for you!" Streep is an intelligent, good actress, but she doesn't come anywhere near Elizabeth Taylor on the screen. Because she wasn't a trained stage actress like Streep, Taylor has vocal weaknesses -- at high pitch, she can get a bit screechy -- which is perfect for Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" but not so good for Cleopatra. But she was like a luscious, opulent, ripe fruit. She enjoyed life to the max. She loved to eat and drink, she loved baubles, and she had a terrific sense of humor -- people would say they could hear her raucously laughing from a mile away. She was a basic, down-to-earth gal who could play queens when she had to.

Mohandas K Gandhi is Rotting in Hell

24 March 2011 - 08:51 AM

DURHAM, N.C. -- When Chad Holtz lost his old belief in hell, he also lost his job.

The pastor of a rural United Methodist church in North Carolina wrote a note on his Facebook page supporting a new book by Rob Bell, a prominent young evangelical pastor and critic of the traditional view of hell as a place of eternal torment for billions of damned souls.Two days later, Holtz was told complaints from church members prompted his dismissal from Marrow's Chapel in Henderson.

"I think justice comes and judgment will happen, but I don't think that means an eternity of torment," Holtz said. "But I can understand why people in my church aren't ready to leave that behind. It's something I'm still grappling with myself."

The debate over Bell's new book "Love Wins" has quickly spread across the evangelical precincts of the Internet, in part because of an eye-catching promotional video posted on YouTube.Bell, the pastor of the 10,000-member Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., lays out the premise of his book while the video cuts away to an artist's hand mixing oil paints and pastels and applying them to a blank canvas.

He describes going to a Christian art show where one of the pieces featured a quote by Mohandas Gandhi. Someone attached a note saying: "Reality check: He's in hell."

"Gandhi's in hell? He is? And someone knows this for sure?"

Bell asks in the video.In the book, Bell criticizes the belief that a select number of Christians will spend eternity in the bliss of heaven while everyone else is tormented forever in hell.

"This is misguided and toxic and ultimately subverts the contagious spread of Jesus' message of love, peace, forgiveness and joy that our world desperately needs to hear," he writes in the book.

For many traditional Christians, though, Bell's new book sounds a lot like the old theological position of universalism a heresy for many churches, teaching that everyone, regardless of religious belief, will ultimately be saved by God.

And that, they argue, dangerously misleads people about the reality of the Christian faith.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.c.../#ixzz1HWpoklaX

Another pile

19 March 2011 - 08:21 PM

Phil, please just stop responding to every provocation. Just don't even read them. When, for instance, is the last time Gaede or Engle made any comment above a fifth grade level?

It is a shame that the moderator here enjoys and even participates in this bullying. He calls it a guilty pleasure. He has stated over and over that he will not moderate this forum to stop personal attacks except those he sees as against himself. What does that tell you?

I can easily see why you might decide that the forum isn't worth it. You make yourself a target by actually caring - and you have to come to the realization that the opinions of most people aren't worth caring about. I don't know if you paid any attention to the events leading up to my being banned from RoR for "supporting religion". You should have seen the name calling. Even people who seemed decent "Objectivists" showed no sense of honor or justice or even any real comprehension of simple decency. There was no ability to separate personal feelings from objective judgment. Ganging up, innuendo, charges made without evidence, dragging issues from thread to thread and forum to forum. It was really a shock.

The lesson to learn is that talk, saying you believe in reason, and justice, is cheap. Value people's opinions at what you pay for them.

If you want to stay, just ignore the provocations. The little parasitic flies that flock to the scent of blood will get bored and move on.