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To: robertpaulsen
But now you've changed it to "their testimony is also suspect". Suspect? What happened to "self-serving"?

What a dimwit. They have personal motivation to back up their brother. How can that not get through to you, even on the third explanation?

You assertion that I've "changed" anything proceeds from that basic confusion on your part. Their testimony is "suspect" because personal considerations would motivate them to support their brother. Another name for "personal considerations" is "self-interest"; actions motivated by self-interest are termed "self-serving"; when testimony is "self-serving" it is consequently "suspect".

I had hoped that inserting the word "suspect" would trigger a certain thought process on your part. Something like this: "Oh, yeah! I can think of parallels in which I would regard corroboration from a family member to be suspect! I wonder why that is? Um, I know! Because family members are motivated to back each other up! Perhaps, just perhaps mind you, but perhaps that's what Mr. Shalom meant by 'self-serving' testimony. I wonder...."

Sadly, the bulb didn't go off over your head. It's either broken, or of insufficient wattage for you to see the light.

453 posted on 01/23/2006 4:40:08 PM PST by Shalom Israel (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.)
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To: Shalom Israel
Self-serving refers to taking care of one's self. I would like to know how their testimony did that. How did Scott Schiavo's and Joan Schiavo's testimony serve their own interests? Not Michael's. Their own. What was in it for them?

Now, I can ask, 'And what was in it for Michael'?

461 posted on 01/23/2006 5:02:22 PM PST by robertpaulsen
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