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Wonderful story. Fight for the soul of the West, Papa Benedict! Rest in peace, dear Oriana!
1 posted on 10/21/2006 9:50:58 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Bump. Two very brave people, I admire both of them greatly.


2 posted on 10/21/2006 9:54:26 AM PDT by lesser_satan (EKTHELTHIOR!!!)
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"God is the ultimate truth to which all reason naturally gravitates," he told an audience of students and faculty.

The same conclusion that Thomas Nagel comes to, but doesn't want to admit, in his book "The Last Word." There can be no such thing as universal truth unless there is some real foundation for it. Nagel is also an atheist, but, like Fallaci, a lover of the truth who has dedicated himself like Socrates to the pursuit of truth, wherever the search may lead.

http://philosophy.fas.nyu.edu/object/thomasnagel

May God receive Orianna to Himself, and may she rest in peace.

3 posted on 10/21/2006 9:59:04 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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I Love Oriana Fallaci Ping


4 posted on 10/21/2006 9:59:13 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Forza Oriana!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

What an amazing and wonderful story.


5 posted on 10/21/2006 10:00:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

What a lovely thing this is.


6 posted on 10/21/2006 10:03:10 AM PDT by Bahbah (Shalit, Goldwasser and Regev, we are praying for you)
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Here's one time I hope a religious figure heeds the words of an atheist. This is not a war we can win with "regrets," soft words, and good manners.
8 posted on 10/21/2006 10:20:31 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Wonderful story, but lousy title. Oriana's name should have been in the headline. What were they thinking?


9 posted on 10/21/2006 10:23:46 AM PDT by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Great story. Sincere lovers of the truth will always wind up in the same place.


10 posted on 10/21/2006 10:24:22 AM PDT by livius
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At the time of her death, she was on trial in northern Italy, accused of defaming Islam in her 2004 book, "The Strength of Reason." In it she argued that Europe had sold its soul to what she called an Islamic invasion.

The very fact that she was on trial for "defaming Islam" proves her point.

11 posted on 10/21/2006 10:34:44 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

bump.


12 posted on 10/21/2006 11:02:03 AM PDT by khnyny (God Bless the Republic for which it stands)
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Later read, maybe even pingout!


13 posted on 10/21/2006 11:16:21 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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Great story!


14 posted on 10/21/2006 11:50:12 AM PDT by don-o (Monthly donor and proud of it! There is NO free lunch! Visualize no Free Republic. Not pretty is it?)
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At the time of her death, she was on trial in northern Italy, accused of defaming Islam in her 2004 book, "The Strength of Reason."

On trial? What are the laws in Italy?

16 posted on 10/21/2006 11:54:58 AM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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If I have pinged you twice, please forgive me; it was inadvertent. I just wanted to make sure that Oriana-fans saw this touching article.


19 posted on 10/21/2006 3:18:40 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Forza Oriana!)
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The Fight is On

The fight is on, the trumpet sound is ringing out,
The cry “To arms!” is heard afar and near;
The Lord of hosts is marching on to victory,
The triumph of the Christ will soon appear.

Refrain

The fight is on, O Christian soldier,
And face to face in stern array,
With armor gleaming, and colors streaming,
The right and wrong engage today!
The fight is on, but be not weary;
Be strong, and in His might hold fast;
If God be for us, His banner o’er us,
We’ll sing the victor’s song at last!

The fight is on, arouse, ye soldiers brave and true!
Jehovah leads, and victory will assure;
Go buckle on the armor God has given you,
And in His strength unto the end endure.

Refrain

The Lord is leading on to certain victory;
The bow of promise spans the eastern sky;
His glorious Name in every land shall honored be;
The morn will break, the dawn of peace is nigh.

Refrain

Leila Morris, 1905

23 posted on 10/21/2006 6:44:21 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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Eventually secular Europe is going to have to choose between Western, a.k.a. Judeo-Christian, civilization, or obesiance to the head-choppers.

There is no third choice. That's what drives them crazy. That's why the writer of this story is so shocked by what Fallaci did, when in reality it makes perfect sense.


24 posted on 10/21/2006 6:49:32 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("We have always been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France"--Wellington)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Very cool!


26 posted on 10/21/2006 10:18:46 PM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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Fallaci was a better Catholic than most Catholics are nowadays. RIP.


27 posted on 10/23/2006 12:49:07 PM PDT by Argus
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"I am an atheist, and if an atheist and a pope think the same things, there must be something true."


AP - Sat Oct 21, 9:10 PM ET Italian veteran journalist and writer Oriana Fallaci is shown in this 2002 file photo. Fallaci, a self-described atheist who died last month has left most of her books and notes to a pontifical university in Rome because of her admiration for Pope Benedict XVI, a school official said Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006. (AP Photo/Gianangelo Pistoia, file)

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29 posted on 10/23/2006 3:42:23 PM PDT by NYer
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Her act is most admirable, but I doubt will not gain her any points with the Big Guy on her Big Day.

As a Priest once told me, "If you live your life as if there is no God, you better hope you're right."


30 posted on 10/23/2006 3:49:50 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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