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  •  But he isn't "returning" (5+ / 0-)

    He's talking.

    Talk is cheap.

    And when a rich person with a couple of PR firms on contract talks, we normally don't take it on trust. Yes, it's nice. Yes, it may mean something. But whether it's a shiny to catch the eyes of the rubes or a genuine commitment will be shown by action, not words.

    "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

    by sagesource on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 10:16:05 AM PDT

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    •  You are "talking" (3+ / 0-)
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      hayden, kyril, Wee Mama

      and so is everyone else on this site and the internet.  What have you done to change anything slightly or profoundly?

      " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

      by gchaucer2 on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 10:22:40 AM PDT

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      •  Cheap shot, much? (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't head a church. I'd be a good deal richer if I did.

        And ad hominem attacks are logically fallacious. It doesn't really matter if I am a minor deity in my own right, or the spawn of Satan. Or anything in between. I do not have to produce my moral credentials before asking a question or making a remark. The demand that I do displays a disturbing level of insecurity and defensiveness.

        And you might want to go easy on that "just talking." You're sawing off the branch on which you yourself are sitting.

        "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

        by sagesource on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 10:58:19 AM PDT

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        •  Do you know what an ad hom is? (2+ / 0-)
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          Wee Mama, citizenx

          No one has to head a church to make a slight or profound change -- see, e.g. thousands in the Civil Rights Movement.  See, e.g. millions in the environmental movement.  Rachel Carson didn't head a church or a science industry.

          " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

          by gchaucer2 on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 11:09:48 AM PDT

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      •  Pope Bergoglio hasn't changed much more than... (0+ / 0-)

        his apartment, car and place of origin (the Americas).

        Big Deal.

        Ugh. --UB.

        "Daddy, every time a bell rings, a Randian Libertaria­n picks up his Pan Am tickets for the Libertaria­n Paradise of West Dakota!"

        by unclebucky on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 10:45:07 AM PDT

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