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by Szdfan
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: Arkansas law mandating "In God We Trust" in every classroom
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Arkansas law mandating "In God We Trust" in every classroom

Here we have been getting ultra-con propoganda in the mail and in our government. As a liberal in a conservative area, I resonate with this. I'm not sure what Temp describes is any worse than the eight years of propaganda about Obama's birth certificate or that he was a secret Muslim terrorist. Bot...
by Szdfan
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: MennoLight
Topic: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?
Replies: 32
Views: 1253

Re: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?

I'm a bit late to this conversation, but I wonder if this might not be also generational. Neither set of my conservative Mennonite grandparents were physically affectionate in public or to their children. I remember I once impulsively told my grandparents that I loved them. There was this moment of ...
by Szdfan
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: Compensatory violent fantasies
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Compensatory violent fantasies

I don't know about the Muensterites being specifically precursors of the Nazis unless you either think of the Nazis as a fanatically religious millenarian movement or of the Muensterites as a racially motivated genocidal movement. What I do see they had in common is an overriding ideological impera...
by Szdfan
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: Compensatory violent fantasies
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Compensatory violent fantasies

haithabu wrote:Szdfan, I would be interested in seeing your paper if you would be willing to share it.

I'm happy to share it if I can find it. It's been almost a decade :shock:
by Szdfan
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: Compensatory violent fantasies
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Compensatory violent fantasies

Boot, in seminary I wrote a paper on a piece called "The Blasphemy of Jan of Leyden," which is attributed to Menno Simons. In my research, I did come across the speculation that some of Menno's earliest followers were survivors of Muenster. There's even speculation that one of Menno's brot...
by Szdfan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: VICE News: "Charlottesville: Race and Terror"
Replies: 3
Views: 281

VICE News: "Charlottesville: Race and Terror"

One of the things that has gone viral this past week, is a short documentary by VICE on HBO, which was on the ground in Charlottesville during the "Unite the Right" rally. While the doc focuses on both the white supremacists and the counter-protesters, it mostly features Christopher Cantwe...
by Szdfan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: Errors in moral reasoning
Replies: 87
Views: 2252

Re: Errors in moral reasoning

And now because of the moral panic which Charlottesville began, I am afraid that they will be emboldened even more. It is my apprehension that the left in the US will be using Charlottesville as a sort of Reichstag fire issue against conservatives. The Reichstag fire only worked because Hitler was ...
by Szdfan
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: Antifa
Replies: 60
Views: 1392

Re: Antifa

[list]1) If you must be ideologically inclined, look to the plank in your own side's ideological eye before you point out the splinter in the other side's eye. Rather than trying to address the moral wrongdoing of others...spend your efforts addressing the wrongs in your own house and challenging y...
by Szdfan
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: Antifa
Replies: 60
Views: 1392

Re: Antifa

I have not had the cushy live you two have had. I have lived and been in places that were not always good or safe. I have had my house set fire. I have had to move twice because of others actions. I have had to claw and scrape for most things I have. I do not look at all this from a pristine ivy to...
by Szdfan
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Current Events and Politics
Topic: Antifa
Replies: 60
Views: 1392

Re: Antifa

Why was there a need to protest this deluded small radical group? Ignoring them takes all their power away. if no one is getting all worked up, they loose their power and quiet their voice. Look at all the publicity they have gotten now. This same group marched Friday night yelling very crude thing...

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