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Posted on 04/10/2011 1:29:58 PM PDT by 0beron
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It was. LOL
just zipping through the thread and ran across your post again.
That’s why every American is filthy stinking rich.
[oh...wait...just the guy peddling that crap to suckers is loaded...never mind]
Sorry I called the posse and then went to bed.
I had good reasons, mostly to do with having to get up so much earlier than usual.
Thank you for #’s 91 & 92.
It was so poorly written it was nearly impossible to follow. You didn't miss a thing.
Thanks Sara and the rest who are courteous.
I’ve been posting here for more than a year with occasional rude posters. No big deal. Generally Freepers are intelligent Americans who are concerned about the welfare of their families and the destiny of their homeland. That’s always what it has been about for me.
The Admins have already told me I was ok, since the Religion section is kind of slow. Don’t much know what all the fuss is about, but if people want me to post entire articles. I don’t care. I’ve actually tried to post/write more lengthy things and it gives me this governor limiting he length of my post, so I’m thinking, oh, excerpts it is. I’m just too lazy to go back through again and post all of the links throughout, but that’s neither here nor there.
Anyhow, I consider a moral life to be the foundation of stable families without which the State, any State, can not long survive. The very nature of homosexuality militates against that and it has done great damage to the Catholic Church, incidentally.
For those who don’t care to read what I’ve written, I’ll direct you to the old Western Canon of Moral and Spiritual Writers from which the inimitable Bishop Sheen derived a great part of his wisdom: +Boussuet, +Manning, de Maistre, Burke, +Bellarmine, +Goffine and the Prophets.
I’ve found it very interesting that in this age, people have left off ascribing God’s wrath to natural calamities. I see no reason for this other than, perhaps, that people no longer trust God’s providence as they once did. If their theodicy no longer includes natural disasters, it also seems to have abandoned man made disasters, or even the thought of condemning behavior which was considered reprehensible even by most people in educated society half a century ago.
That was my argument. Cause and effect are not simple to determine. However, a few generations ago, the *assertion* would be that Rome fell due to its moral failings. But that was a conclusion based on questionable evidence. Rome was never a terribly moral place. But likewise, most of the immorality was for those that could afford it.
At one point, I’ll note that the Roman government had to ban a common weed from anywhere near Rome, as it was common knowledge that it made a fine poison, especially by housewives tired of their husbands.
Not what you would call the most moral of people.
I believe that's called "false witness," my dear.
That's like saying the cops arrested a shoplifter because they obviously don't like "shoppers."
Bloggers are fine, even if most are horrible. But that's not the problem. I say bring them on, and I can read the good ones and click off the bad ones. The good ones will get actual hits from me on their sites when I go there to get more.
But posting a teaser when the entire content could have been posted is not contributing. It is using.
If a blogger thinks he has something valuable to contribute, then let him contribute it, and not use FR as a base to post unnecessary teasers to force a redirect to an ad-ridden, and often cookie and flash-ridden, and sometimes virus-ridden site (and I am not bearing false witness here - it happens routinely).
That's called "lying." One of the Big Ten. There is no such governor. It is all laziness. You CAN cut and paste your content, but you choose to tease it and force a redirect.
Are you an FR contributor, or an FR user?
Like Partridge Family, Air Supply or maybe one of those awful one-hit wonder things from the 70s like "Wildfire?"
I mean...I'm at work now, but I feel a song coming on later...
you are wrong that they did not have morals. Their morals were based on pride in their position etc.
Rome, truly speaking, if you refer to the Empire, only fell in 1453 -- the "Byzantines" called themselves Romaoi (Romans)
Rome would have fallen after Septimus Severus and the disastrous 2nd century when it had a number of different emperors.
the roots go back to the end of the 5 good emperors, to the last, Marcus Aurelius who made the mistake of leaving the Princep position to his actual son instead of adopting a worthy heir as had done Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian and Antoninus Pius. Commodus was a disaster and when he was assasinated, then came the year of the 5 emperors. This set the position for Severus who bribed his way.
From 193 AD right up until 284 and the reign of Domitian, the Empire was divided, had invasions by Germanics, had numerous barracks emperors who never even entered Rome etc.
Add to this, the problem of the 1st century when the Han Empire of China attacked and pushed the Xiongnu (huns?), who pushed the Scyths/Sarmatians/Alans, who pushed the Slavs out of their lands in the Ukrain, who pushed the Germanics out of their lands in Eastern Germany and Poland, who pushed the Celts, knocking on the doors of the Roman Empire.
A united Rome under Domitian and Constantine were able to provide a formidable resistance, but Constantine didn't follow Domitian's perfect succession rule (of 2 Augustii and 2 Caesarii) and also moved the imperial capital to Constantinople. Slowly Rome became less important, and by the 400s was a backwater. The Germanics slowly moved in and in many cases were terrified of the ones following them (huns).
Rome the city fell due to the
I would so love to hear something about a fine girl, maybe one who had eyes that could even steal a sailor from the sea.
Childish, even by blog pimp standards
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