Re: Humanist groups
- From: "James A. Temple" <jamesatemple@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 02:25:35 -0500
"James A. Temple" <jamesatemple@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:...
> "Danny Collman" <ddcollman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> This is the second answer to this particular posting - because I saw
>> another posting and remembered who you are, Jim. I wanted to say that
>> it's really nice to read you again.
> Aw, Danny, you're makin' me blush. Still, I don't worry about my head
> gettin' too big because this fine group of extremely intelligent Humanists
> keeps me whittled down to size.
>> You were (are) one of the people who wrote things worth reading - and all
>> > the way from the US of A.
> Heh, heh! I'm afraid that declaration reflects on the state of
> conversation emanating from this side of the pond.
>> I could even forgive your being part of the State of Texas where your
>> unrevered President comes from.
> Good grief! That malevolent bully has persuaded the world that he's a
> Texan. He is a "carpetbagger" from Connecticut. He will lie about
> anything at all. But, he's not the first American president to lie about
> his birthplace: "Honest Abe from Illinois" was born in Kentucky.
>> But then, you could be equally scathing about the British Prime Minister,
>> and I would have no arguement. Apart from their accents, the only real
>> difference between them appears to be that Bush is some kind of
>> Protestant Christian (one of the 19,000 your country boasts), while Blair
>> is Anglo-Catholic (Anglo referring to Anglicanism not English).
> My, it's great to have a common enemy. It sort of pulls us all together.
> As our pal, Steve, points out, we Humanists seem to do better work in a
> And, surely, folks are beginning to see the mess in which these two
> empiricists have embroiled us.
> It is good to hear from you, Danny. Please post so often as you can.
> Perhaps Rick White will send a message. And, Altheim, the trolley car
> conductor and friend whom these rascals ran ragged on many an occasion.
> Still, those polemic discussions had a wonderful sense of kindness and
> appreciation befitting, in my opinion, a Humanist group.
> I plan to close or sell the ol' guitar store in May, 2006. I'm
> twenty-five years behind on my readin' and thirty years behind on my yard
> work. That's because I do more readin' than yard work. My dream is to
> save enough money so that I can afford to make a trip to England. What a
> pleasant thing it would be to sit down for a short beer and visit
> face-to-face with a friend found in cyberspace. Old men don't have very
> exciting dreams, do they? But, I feel that I would face eternity better
> having that simple experience.
> Jim Temple
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