Loc: Central Florida
Well, Lea, I sure remember her from the '60s. Before she won her lawsuit in front of the Supreme Court, I was still having to say the lord's prayer in class every morning.<br><br>She may have been as crazy as an outhouse rat but she sure did some world shaking.<br><br>
Crazy as, and harder to look at. But she was also crazy like a fox, like I said, she was a two bit hustler living outta cheap hotels when she found her "calling."<br><br><br>(I'm not worried about speaking ill of the dead, it's April Fools. )<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
I remember hating Madeline Murray O'Hare, but I was a kid, responding in the way I'd been taught. Now that it's many years past I can appreciate the how difficult it must have been to take the stands she did at the time when she did. We were still in the latter throes of McCarthyism at the time---it was difficult to stand out, but to stand out against religion when we were in a struggle against "godless communism"---well, that was another thing altogether.*<br><br>Madeline's work, alas, is probably as far from success as it was in 1960; today, anyone who's running for president, as I have noticed, MUST end every speech with "God bless America." Barack resisted that for a while, but even he says it now.<br><br>_____________________<br>* As soon as the communist Soviet Union fell, all of a sudden there was plentiful evidence everywhere of Russian Orthodox priests. Where'd THEY come from? That made me really wonder (in reference to what I'd been hearing all my life about "godless communism, etc.); that brought the surprised words to my lips (as of one who had been lied to for several decades) "WTF?"<br><br>
She lucked into atheism. Her life had been pretty seedy till then. I've read a lot about her, not intentionally, but she's interesting in a creepy way. My point ~ if she thought she could snag something outta organizing pentecostal snake handlers, that's what she'd be remembered for. As it is, she hustled her way into history on the back of atheism.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:white]xx</font color=white>[color:blue]I always deserve it. Really.</font color=blue><br><br>
_________________________ I always deserve it. Really.
Loc: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Participating with a view builds credibility in the that person's POV, when it's educated and logical... <br><br>But with Condell's rationale, I should stop eating omelets in all parts of the world if one cook is using bad eggs.. Why not just stop eating from that cook!?<br><br>[color:blue]flick</font color=blue>[color:red]r</font color=red><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by walzuhair on 04/02/08 02:05 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
I think you are mistaking Pat Condell's rational with the movie's rational for existence. Pat Condell is not agreeing with the movie, he is denouncing the banning of the movie and the outrage it has caused as well as the politicians agreeing with the denouncement.<br><br>If I can borrow your egg and omelet metaphor:<br><br>The movie: I don't like the way your cooks make omelets so I want to put restrictions on any omelet making in my country by your omelet makers. Especially if you are forcing me to eat or smell your omelets. I especially don't like certain omelet eaters killing waffle eaters.<br><br>Condell: I do not want any omelet critics banned from saying which omelets are bad.<br><br>Now granted, Pat Condell also is denigrating the omelet makers but he is denigrating all omelets and all omelet makers. He thinks omelets are bad for us and that no one should be forced to even smell someone's omelets. He does not mind omelet making in the privacy of one's own home.<br><br>I guess I have tortured that metaphor enough. I'm off to IHOP* for some pagan waffles.<br><br>IHOP*= International House of Pancakes.<br><br>
International House of Pancakes<br><br>Pfffft. Since when does having two locations in the Virgin Islands qualify a company to be international?<br><br><br>Next, let's discuss the World Series.<br><br>
If I wanted to pick a bone about their name I would also say it is not a house and the shi[i][/i]t they serve shouldn't be called a pancake.<br><br>But the World Series is played by international teams. Toronto and Montreal come to mind. The World Champion Boston Red Sox were playing in Tokyo just last week.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I would also say it is not a house and the [censored] they serve shouldn't be called a pancake.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Yeah, but those pumpkin ones they serve during the fall are da schitt!<br><br><br>Hey I'm an F'n Jerk!®
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