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Re: Recommended Books?
« Reply #495 on: September 24, 2019, 09:00:29 AM »

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The Bible

EDIT: All the rest of what you posted are all great quotes from great people regarding the Bible and God, but could easily spur debate that could put the subject into Current Events discussions. Since CE discussions should only occur on that board, it seemed right to edit out all the quotes.

Let's just say, a lot of important and famous people like the Bible and God.


With all due respect, none of the quotes were from living people and they were all recommending the Bible.  For the record, the people I quoted who read and recommended the Bible were:
Sir Isaac Newton, Joseph Parker, St Augustine, Goethe, Nikola Tesla, Muggeridge, Teddy Roosevelt, Charles Dickens, Peter Ackroyd, Helen Keller, Jeffrey Ramey, Horace Greeley, John Adams, Abe Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Immanuel Kant, Johann Brahms, Bernard Ramm, Mark Twain, Napoleon and George Washington.
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« Reply #496 on: September 24, 2019, 10:27:15 AM »

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The Broken Ladder by Keith Payne.  A fascinating examination of the effects of wealth inequality, through the two frames of scientific research and the author's personal experience growing up poor in rural Kentucky. The scientific stuff is very straightforward and readable which isn't always the case for this kind of book. Worth checking out.

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« Reply #497 on: September 24, 2019, 10:45:27 AM »

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It is one of best works of fiction I have ever read....

That is a pretty good recommendation, with all the other fiction out there.   Now, what if the Bible is true?
See what I mean?!?!?!

A comment solely on "The Bible" and your quotes are not there. And now you are spurring conversation about the veracity of the Bible which will spark debate not suited for this board.

WE WILL NOT DISCUSS THE BIBLE, IF IT IS TRUE OR RELIGION AS A WHOLE IN THIS THREAD!

 

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« Reply #498 on: September 24, 2019, 06:08:54 PM »

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Another Sort of Learning

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« Reply #499 on: September 24, 2019, 06:14:10 PM »

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I couldn't find it looking back, but I think I recommended "The Nix" by Nathan Hill some time ago.  I thought it was brilliant.

Wondering if anyone took the recommendation and read it.  If so, what did you think?

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« Reply #500 on: September 24, 2019, 07:48:12 PM »

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Ideas have Consequences

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It is one of best works of fiction I have ever read....

That is a pretty good recommendation, with all the other fiction out there.   Now, what if the Bible is true?
See what I mean?!?!?!

A comment solely on "The Bible" and your quotes are not there. And now you are spurring conversation about the veracity of the Bible which will spark debate not suited for this board.

WE WILL NOT DISCUSS THE BIBLE, IF IT IS TRUE OR RELIGION AS A WHOLE IN THIS THREAD!

 

good job of monitoring a tough discussion nick. and if you want me to swear to that on a stack of bibles i would be happy to.  ;D
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Just finished 'We', by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Really good dystopian novel written a few years after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.

One of the original satirical dystopian novels, from what I can tell. One of Orwell's favourites!

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Just finished 'We', by Yevgeny Zamyatin. Really good dystopian novel written a few years after the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.

One of the original satirical dystopian novels, from what I can tell. One of Orwell's favourites!

I have read 1984 and Brave New World.  I have to be careful here, because I am banned in almost every corner of the forums. Please donít ban me Nick.
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« Reply #504 on: September 25, 2019, 11:38:11 AM »

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Imperium
 
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When you read 50 to 100 books a year for 50 years, there are alot of choices...
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« Reply #505 on: September 25, 2019, 12:29:56 PM »

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Sorry if others have already mentioned these. Only looked back a couple pages.


The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt


Also,

How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide

by Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay
ďBeing a Celtic is, every decision you make is about the team. Every cut you make is about the team. Every pass you make is about the team. You take yourself out of it. Itís not for everyone. If you donít want to win, donít want to play team basketball, and itís more about you then youíre probably not a Celtic." Doc 2010

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« Reply #506 on: September 25, 2019, 12:38:45 PM »

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Sorry if others have already mentioned these. Only looked back a couple pages.


The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt


Also,

How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide

by Peter Boghossian and James Lindsay

Thank you Jon.  You made me laugh.  I ordered both books on Amazon.
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« Reply #507 on: September 25, 2019, 12:54:32 PM »

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Happy reading!
ďBeing a Celtic is, every decision you make is about the team. Every cut you make is about the team. Every pass you make is about the team. You take yourself out of it. Itís not for everyone. If you donít want to win, donít want to play team basketball, and itís more about you then youíre probably not a Celtic." Doc 2010