Comments for internetmonk.com http://www.internetmonk.com ...conversations in the Great Hall Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:41:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Comment on Sundays with Michael Spencer: July 5, 2015 by grberry http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/57684/comment-page-1#comment-976653 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 04:41:25 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=57684#comment-976653 “An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.” — Nicholas Butler (1862-1847). Nicholas Murray Butler was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Reading those New Testament passages on wisdom quoted above puts an interesting twist on my new church’s sermon series and our assigned reading. We are doing a sermon series from Proverbs, and have been asked to read a chapter a day of Proverbs both during July and August. Proverbs gives a different picture of wisdom.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, July 4, 2015 by Ted http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-july-4-2015-freedom-edition/comment-page-1#comment-976652 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:50:41 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=57579#comment-976652 Could be a cultural thing. Episcopalians would have no problem reporting that they drink alcohol. Baptists and Pentecostals would be reluctant to admit very much. As Wayne said, above, in Tennessee they don’t acknowledge one another in the liquor store, and you know darn well that some good whiskey is made there.

I hang out with doctors on medical teams to Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, and it seems that patients will report somewhat accurately how much they smoke, but as for alcohol consumption, docs will often multiply by 2 or 3.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, July 4, 2015 by Ted http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-july-4-2015-freedom-edition/comment-page-1#comment-976651 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:40:26 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=57579#comment-976651 Maybe the good people of Iowa want Trump on the Republican ticket so the Democrat will win.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, July 4, 2015 by Christiane http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-july-4-2015-freedom-edition/comment-page-1#comment-976650 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:57:59 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=57579#comment-976650 just a thought about West-By-God-Virginia . . . I wonder if the reporting is accurate on so little drinking going on there? From ‘stories’ in the family, I’ve heard that the folks out in West Virginia not only built and operated their own stills but sold the stuff as a money-making enterprise ( and not just ‘for special celebrations, don’t ya know’)

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, July 4, 2015 by Donald http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-july-4-2015-freedom-edition/comment-page-1#comment-976648 Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:13:01 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=57579#comment-976648 What Christians do when they get upset is invade a foreign country and cause the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people, defend torture, that kind of thing.

As for Charlie Hebdo, nobody should be murdered for their speech, but you know what they did when other people were murdered? If they were fundamentalist Muslim protestors they ridiculed them, or so I gather.

http://normanfinkelstein.com/2015/01/12/sorry-charlie%E2%80%8B/

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, July 4, 2015 by Steve Newell http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-july-4-2015-freedom-edition/comment-page-1#comment-976647 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 23:49:03 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=57579#comment-976647 Clark, it’s that German heritage. Lutherans and Catholics drink beer to cool off after an intense bowling match in the winter. In the summer, it’s to cool off while grilling brats.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, July 4, 2015 by Clark Bunch http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-july-4-2015-freedom-edition/comment-page-1#comment-976646 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:45:04 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=57579#comment-976646 There’s not complete direct correlation, but generally speaking the most alcoholic states tend to be in really cold regions of the country (note the top 5 list) while the least drinking states are in the South. We don’t need alcohol to stay warm, we need sweet tea and porch swings to keep cool.

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Comment on Which Way? Religious Conservatism at the Crossroads by Clay Crouch http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/which-way-choosing-a-path-for-the-churchs-engagement-with-our-culture/comment-page-1#comment-976645 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 22:18:40 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=57614#comment-976645 Thank you. That same who-is-me-the-sky-is-falling rhetoric has been the stock and trade of religionist here in the south since, well, since the beginning.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, July 4, 2015 by Wayne http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-july-4-2015-freedom-edition/comment-page-1#comment-976644 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:37:33 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=57579#comment-976644 You know, I miss the days when politicians had the common courtesy to save presidential election campaigns until the actual year that the elections occurred. Good suggestion on Trump.

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Comment on Saturday Ramblings, July 4, 2015 by Robert F http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/saturday-ramblings-july-4-2015-freedom-edition/comment-page-1#comment-976643 Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:18:28 +0000 http://www.internetmonk.com/?p=57579#comment-976643 Not so fast!

Last!

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