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Posted on 03/07/2006 6:08:18 AM PST by Mr. Silverback
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I'm going to get the book. I saw the author interviewed this morning on FOX and he's pretty interesting.
No thanks...appreciate the artistry but just can't get into it. Give me Motown and Stax stuff any day.
Just the really hot and cold parts at the poles and the deserts. And Massachussetts and New Jersey.
Amen! Great post, and my wife and I are so glad to know there are kindred spirits out there. We start homeschooling next year, and then I am opening an independent Catholic school, which will tend to attract families with views similar to ours. Keep up the great work!
Yeah, I eat tofu, hug trees, cry at bunny funerals, plant my veges, dance in drum circles, spend my own money on charities etc.
I think it just boils down to having core beliefs in common. The rest is just window dressing.
We are a nation of individuals.... ;)
You're added! I'm also adding you to the Wisconsin FREEPNORAD alert list. Hope you don't mind.
There is a lot of truth in your short message. I happen to be a Christian but I'm afraid that I like nice things and sometimes I can get caught up in it all. It's not really an ego thing, it's more, I think, because I truly love beautiful art, music, and so on. I notice it and so I can't stand things when they are "uglified." So, for example, if the carpet gets bad, I want new carpet. I can't help it. However, one nice thing about beauty is simplicity has its own beauty and one can have beautiful things without spending a lot of $. Anyway, I do design work so I guess it's just an innate part of me.
I will NEVER understand why people think only libs care about the environment, animals and so on. God has blessed us with the earth and all that is in it and part of that blessing is for us to thank him by taking CARE of it. I am not a PETA person either or an environmental wacko or any such thing, but I know our resources are finite and I want to be a good steward of all of our blessings.
Oh, and even the Bible talks about not abusing our "beasts."
Glad you love what you do - I'm not sure I like name tags for everyone anyway - too limiting in scope.
I have old STAX records (boy did you bring back memories) but I love chamber music too!!!!!
Life is grand, aint it?
Works for me.
Wanted to also let you know that I sent the article on to my socialist BIL. The e-mail I got back from him was INSANE. I guess I'm not allowed to be conservative and touch ANY of the issues that his Marxist Party have co-opted, LOL!
What a loon.
Just another example of the Leftist inability to cope with diversity of thought. Cheers!
"Birkenstock Burkeans" my rear end. PJ O'Rourke had a more accurate sobriquet. "Birkenstock Bolsheviks."
My mom worked full time while my father was minister of small churches earning less than 2000 bucks a year. It was not until we were grown that she was able to stay home. Her job meant we were able to wear shoes and eat meat.
Like the man said, people do lots of different things to preserve the family.
So do I. Unfortunately, I have champagne tastes on a beer budget, so I have to control myself.
There's nothing wrong with appreciating nice things. Maybe people like us help keep artisans, etc. in business. It's just the blind acquisition, or consmerism as an end in itself, that's wrong.
Unfortunately, even traditional societies fall prey to the need to keep up appearances, especially when it determines their status & choice of marriage partners. It would be nice if everyone could live simply & within his means. Alas, reality can be a different matter.
I know what you mean. My husband and I have had some very nice cars over the years but have also bought used cars - nothing ostentatious or really envy-worthy, though I did own one of the Ford Explorers when they first came on the scene and people stopped me all the time to ask about it. I loved it BTW - this was when gasoline was reasonable too.
We keep our cars til they die and we don't buy the really lux cars either. In fact, we do a lot of things very frugally - don't eat out much for instance. My husband says my food is better than most we get out anyway, so guess that's a double blessing.
I think the Lord just wants us to be smart with what we have and, as you said, not get caught up in trying to outdo other people or maybe just try to look like we have what they have. A lot of people have nice houses with absolutely nothing in them.