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  •  And Pretty Much The Whole Thing Is Plagiarized (0+ / 0-)

    ...but ministers use stock sermons all the time, so they seem to have a diferent standard.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 08:50:37 AM PDT

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    •  A different standard? (0+ / 0-)

      And Cain is only a minister in the braindead-audience sense.  His appeal is to the profoundly stupid.

      "Try our product for 30 days, and, before you know it, a month will have passed."--Unknown

      by savio on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 03:24:41 PM PDT

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    •  I meant, different standard from who(m)? (0+ / 0-)

      "Try our product for 30 days, and, before you know it, a month will have passed."--Unknown

      by savio on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 03:27:05 PM PDT

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      •  Plagiarism For the Clergy (0+ / 0-)

        It's something of a trade secret. They never get sued for copyright violation do they?

        Cain's commenters at redstate pointed out that his essay was actually something from the 1920's.

        There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

        by bernardpliers on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 06:42:02 PM PDT

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        •  Well, it does seem to paraphrase "One Solitary (1+ / 0-)
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          Life," which has been traced back to an early 20th-century sermon.  There are a number of different versions of the thing on sound recordings--J. Cash did one version, Robert Goulet (!) another.  I personally love the thing, but of course I don't care for Cain's stupid rewrite.

          The whole point of the narrative is to emphasize how Christ changed the world without being famous, rich, a celeb, a corporate raider, etc.  It's clearly a denunciation of worldly values and powers, but the prosperity-gospel people will never get that.  They see Christ as a shortcut to wealth, which turns the man who tossed out the money changers into a kind of cash register.  No brain, no need for Advil.

          "Try our product for 30 days, and, before you know it, a month will have passed."--Unknown

          by savio on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 06:56:28 PM PDT

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