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Zenlitened Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:17 PM
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Excellent thread in GD
Robert Ingersoll 1879 lecture, "Some Mistakes of Moses."

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

100+ years ago, he was warning that the collapse of the wall between church and state would spell the end of America. :(
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:09 PM
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1. That thread has 15 votes
not too shabby.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 02:53 PM
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2. That's an awesome piece.
Hope there's enough toner in the printer....
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onager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:38 PM
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3. Ingersoll is fucking amazing....
One of several famous atheists who came out of the Civil War, along with Ambrose Bierce and South Carolina's Confederate general Maxey Gregg. (Gregg owned a scientific library that was probably the equal of Harvard's in the mid 19th century.)

The Republicans once offered Ingersoll a shoo-in political race, if he would keep quiet about his religious non-beliefs.

Ingersoll replied that he would NOT stop talking about the essential stupiditiy of religion, even if he was offered the title "Emperor Of The World." The Repubs beat a hasty retreat--moral cowards then as now!

A couple of years ago, I was poking around in a used book store and found a hardbound collection of Ingersoll lectures, still in the original dust jacket, for something like $2.00.

I will not part with that book until my death, when I just might bequeath it to the local school library back in my home state of South Carolina...provided they never allow anyone affiliated with a Xian church to approve my bequest.

Heh!
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Spock_is_Skeptical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-01-05 09:39 PM
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4. Ingersoll was fantastic... Great thread
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GOPFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-02-05 09:58 AM
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5. Great reading!
We need a Robert Ingersoll "revival"! :bounce: :bounce:
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