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  •  Welcome back, Anton. Looking forward to (2+ / 0-)
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    Nada Lemming, wader

    your thoughtful input, as always...

    •  i think you should learn to be self critical, Ray (1+ / 0-)
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      don't believe everything you think.  there are gaping holes in what you are saying.  they are plain as the holes in what birthers say.  you aren't seeing them, or you are ignoring them, because you are choosing to believe in what you want to be true.  

      i had a best friend in seminary who believed god revealed truths to him in the scriptures.  well, there were a lot of people like that in seminary.  but my friend really believed it.  of course, it wasn't true at all.  he was smart, but he'd think he'd figured something out and you couldn't argue with him about it, no matter how obviously wrong he was,  because he really just wanted to believe that it was true... and he really wanted to believe that he was special for having figured it out.  well, for having had a revelation from god.

      like you, he believed that he was going to open the eyes of the world to the truth.  he used to tell me that he didn't watch movies, because his life was more exciting than any movie.  he was living an adventure.  a fight for the future of humanity.  

      reading your diaries are like listening to a political version of what my friend would write about theology.  hell, last time I emailed with him he was talking about the thousand year long conspiracy to make the church look bad with all the crusades and inquisitions and whatnot.  

      and JUST LIKE YOU he believes that the media is conspiring to brain wash everyone.  and just like you, his confidence and his ability to pull together enough information to look like he knew what he was talking about would draw people to him.  

      and just like you, he found a community of people to reinforce his beliefs.  which you have found here on daily kos.

      but just because you find a lot of people to agree with what you are saying doesn't make you right.  it's a trap that a lot of preachers fall into.  it's a trap that a lot of politicians fall into.

      for example: "please proceed, Governor"

      you look forward to my thoughtful input?  i think you should read Karl Sagan's Demon Haunted World.  that's my thoughtful input.

      Wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?

      by AntonBursch on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 03:54:12 PM PST

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