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Old 02-04-2006, 11:02 AM   #61
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someone else should get in there and pick up where I left off

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/ne...&&page=139#139
Well, it's not like it's going to change anyone's mind. I mean, if some of them are asking if he used to be married to Cher, they don't know who the hell he is, let alone what he's trying to do.
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Of the many things repeated in Scripture, helping the poor is certainly one of them.
So which is the bigger sin from God's perspective do you think, making excuses for ignoring the plight of the poor or allowing gay people to marry in a secular service?
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Well, to be honest...I believe that the ownership of any forum has the right to do with it as they please.
Let´s flush the free speech ideals then, shall we?
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Start a thread, let's discuss it....I am disappointed that in this forum, in a speech that deserves decent discussion, we have people turning it into this.
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If I owned this forum...I would split the thread because it is not anywhere neat the initial posting.
The people on freerepublic.com were talking about Bono's comments this morning (yesterday morning now) and we were talking about their response to his comments this morning. So we aren't talking directly about his comments, we are talking about people's response to them. It's all about the same subject.
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Start a thread, let's discuss it....I am disappointed that in this forum, in a speech that deserves decent discussion, we have people turning it into this.
By all means, feel free to get this thread back on track to decent discussion.

What are your thoughts on Bono's speech?
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Start a thread, let's discuss it....I am disappointed that in this forum, in a speech that deserves decent discussion, we have people turning it into this.
And I´m disappointed that cjboog is getting censored by some conservative scumbags who have nothing better to do than tout their horn when it comes do defend the free speech of tele-evangelists like Robertson.

Is there anything to be discussed about Bono´s speech? We´ve heard it before, its a good speech, most of us agree, and still it´s more words, words, words, without enough action.
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Freerepublic is not the only political discussion site to have a policy of that type.

It's left wing counterpart 'democraticunderground' has a similar policy, censoring or banning those who don't subscribe to broadly progressive views.

I browse both sites on occasion, though I am not registered on either.

Neither site claims to be a free for all discussion site - they are clearly aimed at people who already have their minds made up, although naturally there are different strands of opinion on both sites.

But if you registered on DU and consistently made posts agreeing with Bush's policies - you would get banned.
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By all means, feel free to get this thread back on track to decent discussion.

What are your thoughts on Bono's speech?
Well, it will be the opening for the class I am teaching on Monday night at my church.

I felt proud that he was touching on all three faiths. Other than the tour, I do not believe I have seen him speak about the three faiths publically, and in particular in front of the President.

Many have not heard his words before. We are in discussions right now about doing something with the middle school children in our church around U2's music, and starting them on a ministry for Africa.

His words re energized me to action.
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Freerepublic is not the only political discussion site to have a policy of that type.

But if you registered on DU and consistently made posts agreeing with Bush's policies - you would get banned.
Then same goes for DU. Thats not democratic at all. I understand there are other rules in the internet, but I don´t see why both of these sites have to censor.

A conservative pro-Schwarzenegger site recently published one of my comments re: not granting clemency. Why can´t they all be the same free-speech loving (except when it comes to Nazis, of course)?

xcuse the derail. just another point.
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Originally posted by Dreadsox Well, it will be the opening for the class I am teaching on Monday night at my church.

I felt proud that he was touching on all three faiths. Other than the tour, I do not believe I have seen him speak about the three faiths publically, and in particular in front of the President.

Many have not heard his words before. We are in discussions right now about doing something with the middle school children in our church around U2's music, and starting them on a ministry for Africa.

His words re energized me to action.
Get the kids writing letters to Congress too

I have a feeling it touched more people in more ways than they know how to articulate...it must be still sinking in for some, others choose not to listen...but I have this feeling, maybe it's just optimistic afterglow, but it feels like a turning point.

It would be very cool to know how many sermons address it this coming Sunday. It would be nice to know it will reach well beyond the U2 community.
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I found his words to be completely moving, I'm still not sold that this is the best way to tackle the problem, but it made me think.
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It's like Nazi Germany! You don't agree you are finished!
I just checked it out, i can't believe it.
Look at all your deleted posts,you did a great job, but it was falling on deaf ears,what absolute morons,goes to show there are really stupid people in this world, their comments on everything is worth a pinch of piss, someone should invent a virus and shut the bastards down!
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But, getting back on track!
Yes, I loved the way Bono spoke, it was beautifully put!
And if the speech did not move anyone into action,well......you can't put brains in statues!
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I just checked it out, i can't believe it.
Look at all your deleted posts,you did a great job, but it was falling on deaf ears,what absolute morons,goes to show there are really stupid people in this world, their comments on everything is worth a pinch of piss, someone should invent a virus and shut the bastards down!
Well, considering your views here, it seems like you could fit in well among them.
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