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God or Devil? Blood or Gold? Race [Racial Purity] or Crossbreed [Mixed-race children]? Folk Songs or Jazz? National Socialism [Naziism] or Bolshevism? Recently, Tom Cruise appeared on television to promote the movie War of the Worlds.
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Somehow, the interview morphed into a tirade against modern psychiatry, and criticism of psychiatrists for giving tranquilizers to adults and psychotropic drugs to children. He voiced many bitter denunciations of modern psychiatry. Cruise claimed that "You don't know the history of psychiatry like I do. Cruise ignores the obvious possibility that both could be wrong: Some psychiatrists are very much at fault for prescribing entirely too many medications — especially Ritalin — to children just because they are high-energy little live-wires which a lot of healthy children are.
Sitting still in a classroom all day long, year after year, is downright unnatural and unhealthy, and drugging children to make them be quiet is despicable.
AND Scientology is at fault for being a complete fraud and cruel rip-off — just organized crime masquerading as a healing group masquerading as a church. Heinrich Himmler and two other S. Curiously, that goofy non-sequitur is almost a word-for-word repetition of the illogical argument that was parroted by the true believers in Frank Buchman's Nazi-sympathizing Moral Re-Armament cult back in the s and '40s and '50s. They declared that without hearing "The Voice" that Frank Buchman heard which they claimed was the Voice of God — Without it we are no more capable of saving the world than we were capable of creating it in the first place.
Bush's administration is "the worst in history" when it comes to international relations. Carter, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in , criticized Bush: "We now have endorsed the concept of pre-emptive war where we go to war with another nation militarily, even though our own security is not directly threatened, if we want to change the regime there or if we fear that some time in the future our security might be endangered. But that's been a radical departure from all previous administration policies. Those things in my opinion are quite disturbing. As a traditional Baptist, I've always believed in separation of church and state and honored that premise when I was president, and so have all other presidents, I might say, except this one.
It's hard to take a lecture on foreign policy seriously from President Carter considering he's the same person who challenged Ronald Reagan's strategy for the Cold War. She just attacked the source of the criticism, and tried to imply that Carter had no legitimate grounds for criticizing Bush, and therefore the criticism was invalid.
And of course Ms. Wilkerson also used the ad hominem technique , personally attacking President Carter, as well as completely reversing reality. She accused Carter of "hurling reckless accusations at your fellow man" when she was actually the one who was doing that. Carter did not "hurl reckless accusations"; Carter spoke about the American tradition of never attacking first and never deliberately starting wars and never being the aggressor, and the American tradition of separation of church and state.
And Carter spoke about how the current Bush administration had violated those policies. But she didn't want to talk about that, so she attacked President Carter personally, and said that it's hard to take him seriously. God in His wisdom has selected a group of men to be the purveyors of His goodness. In selecting them through whom to bring about this phenomenon He went not to the proud, the mighty, the famous or the brilliant. He went to the humble, to the sick, to the unfortunate — he went to the drunkard, the so-called weakling of the world.
Well might He have said to us: Into your weak and feeble hands I have entrusted a Power beyond estimate.
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To you has been given that which has been denied the most learned of your fellows. Not to scientists or statesmen, not to wives or mothers, not even to my priests and ministers have I given this gift of healing other alcoholics, which I entrust to you. Judge John T. When a believer and a rational person talk about the truth, they are using the same word but they are talking about very different things. When a rational person says, "Two plus two equals four.
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That is the truth. We can group objects together and see with our own eyes the truth of two plus two adding up to four. When a believer says that his beliefs are the truth — for example, insisting that everything in the Bible is The Truth, and the unquestionable Word Of God — he means something else. He means that he won't tolerate anyone refuting the validity of his statements or questioning the truth of those stories.
He fervently believes that if he fervently believes that some things are true, that they will become true. And if you don't believe, then you break the spell and ruin the magic. Alas, all of those beliefs are false. Simply believing that something is true will not make it true.
Two plus two will not add up to three or five if you believe it strongly enough. A race of space-traveling aliens came to Earth, and quickly solved all of Earth's problems. There was no more war, or disease, or famine. It was like "the Millenium". Some people were very suspicious of the aliens and asked what their ulterior motive was. The aliens answered that their only desire was "to serve man". Aliens even took lie detector tests, which showed that they were telling the truth. People began leaving Earth and traveling to the aliens' homeworld in great numbers, to enjoy the marvels of a very advanced civilization.
Meanwhile, a crew of hard-working translators were striving to translate the alien's "holy book", which was simply titled "To Serve Man".
At the end of the program, the Earthlings discovered that the book was a cookbook. The aliens wanted to "serve man" alright: baked, broiled, or fried.demo.vorot.net/data/2019-07-15/wana-meilleurs-sites-de.php
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Brother, you say there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit. If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it? Why not all agreed, as you can all read the Book? Euphemism is a cover for either ignorance or dishonesty. In other words, if you can't state it in a clear simple declarative sentence, then either you don't know what you are talking about, or you are trying to prevent me from understanding what you are talking about, and both bug me.
The answer to everything is Jesus! The answer is always Jesus! For every complicated problem there is a simple and wrong solution. Nazi Party Day, Nuremberg, Adolf Hitler is the center guy of the three who are facing us and giving the straight-armed salute. Heinrich Himmler is Hitler's right-hand man there. It was difficult for those present to not be emotionally affected and, indeed, Diana and Unity [Mitford] were not the only visitors impressed by the showmanship of Hitler's party. Many young Englishmen who visited Germany in the first part of that decade were moved to support Hitler's regime, even though later some came to despise it.
In a recent television documentary examining the attraction of Hitler to the youth of Europe at that time, Nigel Nicholson was just one who stated that he was thoroughly hooked: 'The catchy " Horst Wessel " song, the marching, the torches, the singing and tramping of boots — I was , at that time, a Hitler youth,' he said. Michael Burn was another 'I wrote home, "I cannot think coherently — it is so wonderful what Hitler has brought this country back to Then there was the theatre of Nuremberg: 'great lights in the sky, moving music, the rhetoric, the presentation, timing, performance, soundtrack, exultation and climax.
It was almost aimed at the sexual parts of one's consciousness. Lovell, page Speaking of large, powerful armies of disciplined, unthinking, obedient followers, Alcoholics Anonymous seems to have its own too. These quotes are from books of daily meditations for A. I will surrender all to his power within me.
I will become a soldier for this power, feeling the might of the spiritual army as it exists in my life today. I will allow a wave of spiritual union to connect me through my gratitude, obedience, and discipline to this Higher Power. Let me allow this power to lead me through the orders of the day.