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  •  Should that prevent diarist from adding one more (2+ / 0-)
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    jarhead5536, ardyess

    essay to the intellectual discussion that might help to someday shut these hypocritical assholes up?

    George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

    by snafubar on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 10:23:59 AM PST

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    •  Certainly not. (2+ / 0-)
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      snafubar, ardyess

      As one who grew up surrounded by such lunacy, it always amazes/amuses me that people from other regions are so shocked and horrified...

      No politician ever lost an election by underestimating the intelligence of the American public. PT Barnum, paraphrased...

      by jarhead5536 on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 12:06:15 PM PST

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      •  Sorry, I took your comment in the wrong spirit (1+ / 0-)
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        ardyess

        I see now you were acknowledging that diarist may not realize that millions of people in parts of this country are not just comfortable but quite proud in their galactic stupidity.

        I was born in upstate NY, and I spent 2/3 of my life in NC surrounded by Baptists and in INdiana surrounded by Evangelicals. Stay within the borders of those two states, and one might really believe the Earth was created in six days, and there is complete obliviousness to the modern world aroudn them that they think just appeared into existence because "G"od wanted it that way, when he wanted it.

        My screeds are that such ignorance and indifference no longer amuses me - it pisses me off. None of those self-righteous clowns ever acknolwledge nor admit that if we collectively were relying on their knowledge of the Bible and tried to live without the rest of the secular world they have so much contempt for, we'd all be living much shorter lives while naked and in caves, hoping we could kill our next meal before it killed us.

        Shocked and horrified indeed.

        George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, "1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!"

        by snafubar on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 06:47:04 PM PST

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