TheobaldHospitaller

How Long Before Attempted Bombings directed toward Clinton, Obama and CNN are blamed on XXX?
@2823347

Well, a fool and his money soon part ways.

Reminds you of someone, doesn't it?
@2809389

You really seem to be obsessed with her. Why not just ignore each other and move on?

No, however, belief can create focus and focus can create various things like more acute observation, better concentration and more dedication which in return can produce better and more accurate results.

Do you have a favourite movie director?
@VicZinc Somewhat partial to Gus Van Sant, yet I enjoy movies of all genre. Big nod to Kubrick and to Eastwood. All time...

Kicking myself for leaving Bergman off the list. Persona. The Seventh Seal. Wild Strawberries.

And Fellini.

Oh god - Lynch!

You really got me going on this one. Good post.

"Colorado just seems to be looking for opportunities to punish me for my faith." – Jack Phillips

do not resist an evil person. ... Give to the one who asks you..." -Jesus (Matthew 5:38-42)

Do not judge, so you are not judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
-Jesus (Matthew 7:1, 2)

In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this is the Law and the Prophets. -Jesus (Matthew 7:12)

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I think it's disingenuous to claim that denying service to people is obeying Christ. It's disobeying Christ.

If you think certain questions "stir shit" and make the site a worse place, is the solution to post a bunch of those questions you supposedly hate in a row?

Doing something that you complained about others doing is the verbal equivalent of shooting yourself in the foot. You just took yourself out of any logical argument.
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I try my best to not do that.

If you think certain questions "stir shit" and make the site a worse place, is the solution to post a bunch of those questions you supposedly hate in a row?

No, I don't.

I know there's been some chatter about political posts.
I know some here REALLY don't like them.
My POV is that politics is part of adult life. I will read them, I may comment and sometimes post.
I only counted 5-6 political posts over the last 3-4 days. That doesn't seem like overkill to me.

Ever find that age often doesn't necessarily correlate with maturity?

Ever see "Bad Grandpa"?

Ever find that age often doesn't necessarily correlate with maturity?

Age doesn't seem to matter much when it comes to immaturity. Some middle aged people on the internet act like bullies on the playground, targeting others, making snide comments about certain people and the older ones on this site show much more wisdom and integrity than others.

Ever find that age often doesn't necessarily correlate with maturity?

The most immature people I know are old enough to be my parents/grandparents.
On the internet... yeah, it's no better. For some reason, when given the choice to be anything you want, way too many people go as far from maturity as possible. If that's their real selves... well, they should have had a better education. It's too late to teach them now though. They already think they know everything.

Do you enjoy poetry? Do you have a favorite poet?

I enjoy the poems of Max Ehrmann and some by Rod McKuen.

Desiderata - Poem by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.