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To: presidio9

This is list is ridiculous. The whole process of making such lists is silly. It must have been a slow news day at the BBC.

What about Harris, the mad bomber of World War II?

What about Edward Longshanks?

What about any number of the Plantagenets (many of them my ancestors!)?

The other side of the coin is that the whole process of picking saints is silly. Let God judge, and let not men try to second guess, or usurp Him. Anyway, the faithful should not be praying for intercession to dead people.


26 posted on 01/02/2006 6:44:03 AM PST by docbnj
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To: docbnj

Oh goody. The daily Catholic bashing thread.


31 posted on 01/02/2006 7:32:44 AM PST by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: docbnj

Longshanks was one of the strongest kings England ever had and a very good one from English perspective.


36 posted on 01/02/2006 8:47:29 AM PST by wardaddy (If they don't own at least one pick-up, then they need to be watched closely)
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To: docbnj
Your choice of Bomber Harris is interesting.

Please explain.

Thanks.

51 posted on 01/02/2006 11:09:13 AM PST by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: docbnj
What about Harris, the mad bomber of World War II?

He was knighted. In the autobiography of the mathematical physicist Freeman Dyson, he talks about how he did statistical work for Bomber Command during WWII. It was discovered that a lot of British airmen were losing their lives because the escape hatch from their planes was not quite large enough to accomodate a man who was wearing a parachute. Dyson and others pointed out that enlarging the opening by only two inches would solve this problem, but their suggestion was turned down.

73 posted on 01/02/2006 12:52:21 PM PST by wideminded
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