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Discussion in 'Mojave Desert CA' started by Mertroid, Feb 21, 2003.

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  1. Jedi_Daniel

    Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oh gee, I wonder.
     
  2. Mertroid

    Mertroid Jedi Knight star 5

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    Who me? lol My bad, I didn't know! Right now I'm reading the 4th Harry Potter book which shall be done, and then I'll be reading some book after that. :D
     
  3. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    Nah, I was speaking of the book Jedi_Daniel read, for he kept saying the title in his last post 8-}

    Anyhow, I was reading today from the bible in 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 on "Sowing Generously" It shows the need for one to give without thought of how much he is giving and give full heartedly without holding back. :)
     
  4. Mertroid

    Mertroid Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oh, well that sounds very educational and very deep. :)
     
  5. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yes, reading a bibical verse helps me to step out and prepare myself for the trials and events meant to come later on down the road. :) Without those words I would be overwhelmed.
     
  6. JangoFett316

    JangoFett316 Jedi Youngling star 3

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  7. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    Hmm...its that good huh? Perhaps reading it would help me to see more into this character to which Samuel L. Jackson plays.
     
  8. Mertroid

    Mertroid Jedi Knight star 5

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    I need another book to read now :)
     
  9. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    Did you already read that book I suggested earlier in the year?
    Gravity by Tess Gerristen
     
  10. TheOmen

    TheOmen Jedi Youngling star 2

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  11. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    "Nothing in this book is true, but it's exactly how things are"

    Hmm, then what is true? 8-} . Sounds like a fun book.
     
  12. Jedi_Knight_Seifer

    Jedi_Knight_Seifer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Has anyone here ever read the Communist Manifesto? I have.
     
  13. Mertroid

    Mertroid Jedi Knight star 5

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    Nope I haven't even heard of it.
    And OH SHOOT! Gravity of course! I'll have to go and read that! :D
     
  14. Jedi_Knight_Seifer

    Jedi_Knight_Seifer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    YOU'VE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF IT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? It's a book that Marx wrote and the ideas portrayed in it were used by Lenin when he turned Russia into a Communist nation. I had to read it in a Bible/English class in 8th grade. We were learning about different world views.
     
  15. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    I believe my Econ. teacher brought it up, it sounds like a great book :D .
     
  16. Mertroid

    Mertroid Jedi Knight star 5

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    Nope, I have never heard of that book. :)
    Oh and yes! I finally got another book! It's called The Celtic Crusades, The Mystic Rose, written by Stephen R.Lawhead, it looks very good and I'll be reading it very soon, and Gravity I'll have to read too this summer! :D
     
  17. Jedi_Knight_Seifer

    Jedi_Knight_Seifer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Its ideals are very good if they would ever work. The problem is that people wouldn't want to share power and they would get greedy for more power. Hence what we saw with the USSR. Communism could work as long as mankind is not a part of it. The ideas portrayed in it are very socialistic. Pretty much everything is to be shared equally among everyone so that no one is above anyone else. Another problem is that not everyone would have good ideas about how to run the country. This creates a paradox, how can the country have a ruler if everyone is equal. The ruler would have to be more equal. 'Everyone is equal. But some are more equal than others.' - Animal Farm Animal Farm is another book that would help you get an understanding exactly what happened in the 1940s with communism. I am not supporting communism but I am saying that it had high hopes that crashed hard into the ground.
     
  18. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    [face_shocked] Sounds intersting. I will look around for that book.
     
  19. Mertroid

    Mertroid Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oh that sounds cool. I'll have to check those books out too :)
     
  20. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yes, that book does sound intersting, however another good book is one called, "Stories for the Extreme Teen's Heart." By: Alice Gray. She really shows great strength in each of her true stories from real teens.
     
  21. JangoFett316

    JangoFett316 Jedi Youngling star 3

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  22. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    *runs out to go buy it* :D

    I'm already on it!
     
  23. Mertroid

    Mertroid Jedi Knight star 5

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    I've seen that book in Borders. :)
    That's one of the newest Star Wars book. I do want to get it and read it. :D
     
  24. Jedi_Knight_Seifer

    Jedi_Knight_Seifer Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Force Heretic III:Reunion is out now and that is the book that I am currently reading.
     
  25. Stridarious

    Stridarious Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oh man! [face_shocked] now a new book is out? I barely even got the first one! 8-} This is why I wait! [face_laugh]
     
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