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vimesey
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Message 113 of 409 (679993)
11-17-2012 1:53 AM
Reply to: Message 110 by foreveryoung
11-17-2012 1:27 AM


Re: One Day / Ananias and Sapphira
What you assume WRONGLY is that the conservative wants to spend his money only on HIMSELF.

Fair enough - there's charitable contributions too. (To the conservative's church (provided of course it's the right sort of church, without too many poor people); or to the conservative's (often Ivy League or religious) university; or to organisations the conservative supports ideologically (eg foundations which seek to "cure" being gay)).

The government, on the other hand, wastes tax money by spending it on healthcare, infrastructure, welfare, defence, universal education and useless things like that. Do you know, they hardly spend a penny on churches, or the other things conservatives tend to like to give to by way of charity ? Governments are bloody useless, aren't they ?


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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vimesey
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Message 116 of 409 (679997)
11-17-2012 2:37 AM
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11-17-2012 2:32 AM


Re: One Day / Ananias and Sapphira
Oh I don't know - not for certain - but I took the examples from Mitt Romney's tax returns.

Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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vimesey
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Message 118 of 409 (679999)
11-17-2012 3:04 AM
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11-17-2012 2:52 AM


Re: One Day / Ananias and Sapphira
Ah, reductio ad absurdum - one of the many refuges of the crap argument.

The government does many things, some fun, but most of it is shovelling shit. Take away the government, and no one picks up the shovel.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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vimesey
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Message 120 of 409 (680001)
11-17-2012 3:29 AM
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11-17-2012 3:12 AM


Re: One Day / Ananias and Sapphira
Presumably you're aware that Huxley's and Orwell's target was dictatorships, and not democracies ?

Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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vimesey
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Message 125 of 409 (680013)
11-17-2012 5:10 AM
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11-17-2012 3:46 AM


Re: One Day / Ananias and Sapphira
Except, of course, that's not how we think. So you're knocking down straw men - another hallmark of a pathetic argument.

Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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