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« Reply #30: July 12, 2007, 10:49:40 pm »

A Holy War in Christidom.  Ah, just what the world needs.  That would make 2 of the big 3involved not only with extenal fighting but internal destruction.  Then if the Hindus and the Buddists can work up old greviences we can pretty well set the world back at least a few centuries. Tongue

Perhaps this is exactly what the leaders of those various religions are wanting and they want the rest of us to shut up, sit down and play along. I don't wanna play along!  I tend to bite when I don't get my own way.  Wink
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« Reply #31: July 13, 2007, 09:27:35 pm »


Perhaps this is exactly what the leaders of those various religions are wanting and they want the rest of us to shut up, sit down and play along.

The only problem I can see with this theory is that, well, I just don't see what's in it for the religious leaders.  When your followers are dying in record numbers in a holy war, you have less followers to be forking over donations.  It strikes me as economically unsound.

I mean, even if the idea is to wipe out the competition, on the theory that in the long run, they'll be coming out ahead, it still seems foolish to risk everything like that.
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« Reply #32: July 13, 2007, 09:29:04 pm »

The only problem I can see with this theory is that, well, I just don't see what's in it for the religious leaders.  When your followers are dying in record numbers in a holy war, you have less followers to be forking over donations.  It strikes me as economically unsound.

I mean, even if the idea is to wipe out the competition, on the theory that in the long run, they'll be coming out ahead, it still seems foolish to risk everything like that.

Uh, it's working for Islam...
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« Reply #33: July 13, 2007, 09:34:01 pm »

Uh, it's working for Islam...

I'm sorry? How are you coming up with that?
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« Reply #34: July 13, 2007, 09:54:51 pm »


Uh, it's working for Islam...

I must be thick, because I really don't see how...
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« Reply #35: July 13, 2007, 10:03:11 pm »

I must be thick, because I really don't see how...

That's why I asked. I can only figure I'm missing something.
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« Reply #36: July 13, 2007, 10:12:28 pm »

I'm sorry? How are you coming up with that?

The theory being that if there are ten of you (the terrorists) left to your enemy's ten thousand, and you can get them to capitulate due to your hideous tactics, then you have won.

For them (the terrorists), it isn't about numbers, like it is with the (pro-life no matter the cost) Catholics. 

It's about victory (no matter the cost).

So if we kill fifty of them and lose one soldier, they have won.  (No thanks to the media for reporting BOTH sides of the story.)

If they scratch the paint on an SUV and only one of theirs had died, they have won.

See a pattern here?

They set the stakes so that it is impossible for us to "win."

And so it is a battle for the media, and they set the table.

Oh, us horrid capitalist pigs, sacrificing thousands at their dinner table!

And they sacrifice tens of thousands at their own dinner table, but that's okay.

I harken to Gettysburg, Iwo Jima, Normandy, the Chosin Resevior, Ia Drang Valley.  Many more were lost in DAYS, not YEARS.

My point is perspective, thought I may not be spot-on.


But I have a pretty good buzz.  Blame it on my filly. Wink

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« Reply #37: July 13, 2007, 10:22:25 pm »

The theory being that if there are ten of you (the terrorists) left to your enemy's ten thousand, and you can get them to capitulate due to your hideous tactics, then you have won.

OK. My mind simply does not work that way. Not at all.
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« Reply #38: July 13, 2007, 10:40:17 pm »

The theory being that if there are ten of you (the terrorists) left to your enemy's ten thousand, and you can get them to capitulate due to your hideous tactics, then you have won.

But terrorism doesn't work: The Evolutionary Brain Glitch That Makes Terrorism Fail -- It's a Wired article, but there is a link to the full paper.
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« Reply #39: July 13, 2007, 11:18:25 pm »

Except for a couple of Cardinals from third world countries who just seemed wacky, Ratzinger was probably the worst choice the College of Cardinals could have made from among the major candidates. IMHO. I couldn't stand him as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (what used to be called the "Inquisition") and I think he makes about as good a Pope as Putin (former KGB) makes a President.

I honestly don't know what the hell they were thinking picking him.  I admit, the final years of JPII started squicking me---he got very "forget your conscience, listen to ME" towards the end and Benedict is just making it all that much more fricking medieval.

Nuts, nucking futs....I can't say anything nice about this kind of tripe at all.
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« Reply #40: July 14, 2007, 07:27:55 am »

But terrorism doesn't work: The Evolutionary Brain Glitch That Makes Terrorism Fail -- It's a Wired article, but there is a link to the full paper.

I will check that out, Randall, thanks!

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« Reply #41: July 28, 2007, 11:52:11 pm »



I figured out why Benedict is so creepy:

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« Reply #42: July 29, 2007, 01:17:21 am »

I figured out why Benedict is so creepy:

Holy crap! They're twins!  Cheesy Cheesy

Seriously, tho, that's too funny.  Grin
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« Reply #43: July 29, 2007, 07:17:08 am »

I figured out why Benedict is so creepy:

Good one!  Smiley

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« Reply #44: July 29, 2007, 09:36:57 am »

I figured out why Benedict is so creepy:



Oh man. That's creepy.
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