Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

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Thousands of abortion opponents marched from the National Mall to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in their annual remembrance of the court's Roe v. Wade decision.

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“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#266199 Nov 25, 2012
HUSKER wrote:
<quoted text> You really don't know , how sad. Do some research on Tolkien.
I'll pass what ever fool point you want to make. Is probably laughable any ways..

By the way J. R. R. Tolkien would have found your fanaticism to be despicable and abhorrent.
HUSKER

United States

#266200 Nov 25, 2012
# A Catholic Core

The Lord of the Rings is also Catholic.

# Tere are sacraments not symbols. For their journey, Galadriel graciously bestows upon the Fellowship — a representation of the church — seven mystical gifts; no mere symbols these, but glimmering reflections of the Church's seven sacraments — the conveying of spiritual grace through temporal rites. And at her Mirror, Galadriel derides the Reformers' taunt of Eucharistic magic in the Mass when she says: "For this is what your folk would call magic, I believe; though I do not understand clearly what they mean; and they seem to use the same words for the deceits of the enemy." (353)

# As grace and creation is experienced through a sacrament, so control and destruction is experienced through an anti-sacrament — the One Ring. The ring that Frodo bears is not symbolic, but rather operates as an anti-sacrament. Dependent on a person's spiritual disosition, a sacrament literally allows grace and life to flow into a person through the physical realm. Likewise in Middle-earth, the characters' spiritual disposition makes them more or less susceptible to the anti-sacrament power of the ring, which if worn, literally brings evil and destruction upon the bearer.

# The protagonists pursue absolutes, rejecting any willingness to compromise or relativize. In Middle-earth there is an absoluteness of what is right and wrong. There is no hint of moral relativism that separates the different peoples, races, or creators of the freelands. Aragorn says to Ă?omer: "Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear; nor are they one thing among Elves and Dwarves and another among men." (428)

# The protagonists embrace suffering as a requirement of working out their salvation. It isn't enough to simply believe or have faith To be free of the tyranny of evil each of our protagonists must sacrifice, and work hard through great peril to secure their salvation and the right ordering of their world.

# The Shire, described as the ideal community, reflects the social teachings of Catholicism. The Hobbits benefit from a community structure with little formal organization and less conflict. They work only enough to survive and otherwise enjoy each other's company. There is no jealousy, no greed, and rarely does anyone do anything unexpected. There is a wholeness and graciousness about it that seems to come naturally out of selflessness.

# Middle-earth ideology reflects a corporate moral hierarchy and not individualism. There is no democracy or republic in Middle-earth. There are spiritual leaders like Gandalf, and Kings like Theoden and Elessar with lords and vassals. There is no defense of individualism, no claim of choice, and no justification for an individual to follow his conscience.

# There is a mystical Lady, like The Blessed Mother, who responds miraculously to pleas for help. The Lady is named Varda (or in Elvish, Elbereth or star-queen) and although she is never seen, she's is described as holy and queenly; and when her name is invoked — "O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!— as Frodo and Sam do onoccasion, miracles follow that protect the quest and defeat the present enemy.

# The sign of the cross. At the end of the first movie (and the beginning of the second book) Aragorn kneels beside the mortally wounded Boromir — and as he dies, Aragorn makes a rudimentary sign of the cross touching first his forehead and then his lips. It is a salute to IlĂşvatar, the One who created all.

# There is a last sharing of cup and bread, not unlike O.T. manna and its fulfillment in The Eucharist. Before the Fellowship departs from LĂłrien, Galadriel bids each to participate in a farewell ritual and drink from a common cup. More significant is the mystical Elvish food given to the fellowship — lembas or waybread. A small amount of this supernatural nourishment will sustain a traveler fo many days.
HUSKER

United States

#266201 Nov 25, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, I'll jump right on researching Tolkien. Cuz you say so.
# Gandalf, the steward of all things good in the world, reflects the papacy. Gandalf is leader of the free and faithful. He is steward of all things good in the world, but he claims rule over no land. As the Popes of history di with kings and emperors of our world, so Gandalf crowns the king and blesses him to rule with justice and peace.
HUSKER

United States

#266202 Nov 25, 2012
No Relativism wrote:
<quoted text>
(Bitner likes butter & bacon sandwiches)
Oh YES SHE DOES!!!!!!!!!! And she has to have it on white dollar store brand bead.
No Relativism

Chicago, IL

#266203 Nov 25, 2012
Carbon-12 wrote:
<quoted text>
A broken clock can be wrong all day long, and it can claim to be accurate. I won't waste time arguing about simple historical fact.
Here's the yes/no question for you to answer again.

Were blacks considered 3/5 persons?

Yes or no?

(Mr. Rogers would be disappointed in your OCD exhibition)
No Relativism

Chicago, IL

#266204 Nov 25, 2012
HUSKER wrote:
<quoted text>Oh YES SHE DOES!!!!!!!!!! And she has to have it on white dollar store brand bead.
HUSKER: And Bitner has to have it on white dollar store brand bread.

LMAO!
No Relativism

Chicago, IL

#266205 Nov 25, 2012
Googleicious wrote:
<quoted text>
You did change her quote in your original posting. Pot, meet kettle. It appears as if revisionist history also applies to you.
You are clearly dense.
No Relativism

Chicago, IL

#266206 Nov 25, 2012
Googleicious wrote:
<quoted text>
No, they were not.
Do you think if you keep regurgitating your revisionist history, it will actually remake history in your image?
* BUZZ *

Wrong again.

Damn you're dumb.

You haven't posted one accurate point all day.

Special Ed.
No Relativism

Chicago, IL

#266207 Nov 25, 2012
Googleicious wrote:
<quoted text>
As has been proven, you are NOT stating fact. Blacks were NOT considered 3/5th persons.
* BUZZ *

* AGAIN *

Go back to Topix B-league.

You're making a fool out of yourself.

Again.

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#266208 Nov 25, 2012
No Relativism wrote:
<quoted text>
Foo is a proven liar, and all you have to respond with is "other people lie, too."
Although you are desperately trying to soften the blow against the Fabricating Foo, all you've done is admitted defeat.
Next..........
Oh so you beat me up without even having to raise a fist? I really could care less to tell you the truth. I just don't see the point in bringing it up again because that's just going to raise questions AGAIN about Lil lying about being Lynne D. Her credibility is no better, yet you defend her, so how are we different in regards to that?
coyoteblue

United States

#266209 Nov 25, 2012
HUSKER wrote:
<quoted text># Gandalf, the steward of all things good in the world, reflects the papacy. Gandalf is leader of the free and faithful. He is steward of all things good in the world, but he claims rule over no land. As the Popes of history di with kings and emperors of our world, so Gandalf crowns the king and blesses him to rule with justice and peace.
kuntner, you're crazier than a pile of bat crap.
No Relativism

Chicago, IL

#266210 Nov 25, 2012
Googleicious wrote:
<quoted text>
Absolutely. And given if a poll was taken, I'd venture to say that Lilrabbit has more credibility than YOU have here or on ANY Topix forum.
What say you posters?
I just provided a link PROVING Foo is a liar...and attacks others for her lies.

YOu have nothing on me, moron.

You act based on 100% emotion, and 0% logic.

You have the emotional intelligence level of a monkey.

You have officially become my cat toy.

Congratuations. You did it in record time.

** pat, pat **
No Relativism

Chicago, IL

#266211 Nov 25, 2012
AyakaNeo wrote:
<quoted text>I really could care less to tell you the truth.
AyakaNewo: "I really could care less to tell you the truth."
______

There you have it, folks.

A pledge of dishonesty right from the horse's mouth.

Proaborts are all the same.

No wonder this buffoon stood behind Fabricating Foo. Aya admits being a liar, too.

Next..........

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#266212 Nov 25, 2012
HUSKER wrote:
<quoted text># Gandalf, the steward of all things good in the world, reflects the papacy. Gandalf is leader of the free and faithful. He is steward of all things good in the world, but he claims rule over no land. As the Popes of history di with kings and emperors of our world, so Gandalf crowns the king and blesses him to rule with justice and peace.
First nice piece of plagiarizing I did report it. Whether topix does anything will be up to them..

However, if it is as an allegory that you justify reading some very fine literature have at it. The reality is It is not.

http://www.ewtn.com/library/HUMANITY/JRRTOLK....
"Tolkien generally spurned allegory as an art form—he even professed to hating it—so it seems unlikely that his works were intentionally and fundamentally allegorical.

Indeed, in his Foreword to The Lord of the Rings instead of allegory he said

"I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers. I think that may confuse "applicability" with "allegory"; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader and the other in the purposed domination of the author."

In his letters he is less emphatic, admitting that,

"…any attempt to explain the purport of myth or fairytale must use allegorical language." (And, of course, the more "life" a story has the more readily will it be susceptible of allegorical interpretations: while the better a deliberate allegory is made the more nearly will it be acceptable just as a story.)."

If we were simply to read The Lord of the Rings as an allegory we would be missing its point. Just as Jesus used parables to take us to a deeper truth, so Tolkien weaves his stories to take us ever deeper. It is like peeling off the snake’s skin as stories are revealed within his stories: each one challenging us, sensitising us, inviting us. And what is it he wants us to discover?"

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#266213 Nov 25, 2012
No Relativism wrote:
<quoted text>
* BUZZ *
* AGAIN *
Go back to Topix B-league.
You're making a fool out of yourself.
Again.
BZZZ Your revisionist crap still is crap.. Thanks, for playing.

You have won the sneering contempt of any one with sense.. With a good laugh at your expenses as a fool that you have shown yourself to be here.

Thanks for playing Just How Stupid Are You here and answering the question so well.

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#266214 Nov 25, 2012
No Relativism wrote:
<quoted text>
AyakaNewo: "I really could care less to tell you the truth."
______
There you have it, folks.
A pledge of dishonesty right from the horse's mouth.
Proaborts are all the same.
No wonder this buffoon stood behind Fabricating Foo. Aya admits being a liar, too.
Next..........
Abortion rights remain intact while you waste your time on unrelated posts made two years ago.
HUSKER

United States

#266215 Nov 25, 2012
Kathwynn wrote:
<quoted text>
First nice piece of plagiarizing I did report it. Whether topix does anything will be up to them..
However, if it is as an allegory that you justify reading some very fine literature have at it. The reality is It is not.
http://www.ewtn.com/library/HUMANITY/JRRTOLK....
"Tolkien generally spurned allegory as an art form—he even professed to hating it—so it seems unlikely that his works were intentionally and fundamentally allegorical.
Indeed, in his Foreword to The Lord of the Rings instead of allegory he said
"I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers. I think that may confuse "applicability" with "allegory"; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader and the other in the purposed domination of the author."
In his letters he is less emphatic, admitting that,
"…any attempt to explain the purport of myth or fairytale must use allegorical language." (And, of course, the more "life" a story has the more readily will it be susceptible of allegorical interpretations: while the better a deliberate allegory is made the more nearly will it be acceptable just as a story.)."
If we were simply to read The Lord of the Rings as an allegory we would be missing its point. Just as Jesus used parables to take us to a deeper truth, so Tolkien weaves his stories to take us ever deeper. It is like peeling off the snake’s skin as stories are revealed within his stories: each one challenging us, sensitising us, inviting us. And what is it he wants us to discover?"
Are you taking lessons on how to be stupid from Petey? Yes you are! Tolkien was a devout Catholic and it shows in his writings.
HUSKER

United States

#266216 Nov 25, 2012
Kathwynn wrote:
<quoted text>
First nice piece of plagiarizing I did report it. Whether topix does anything will be up to them..
However, if it is as an allegory that you justify reading some very fine literature have at it. The reality is It is not.
http://www.ewtn.com/library/HUMANITY/JRRTOLK....
"Tolkien generally spurned allegory as an art form—he even professed to hating it—so it seems unlikely that his works were intentionally and fundamentally allegorical.
Indeed, in his Foreword to The Lord of the Rings instead of allegory he said
"I much prefer history, true or feigned, with its varied applicability to the thought and experience of readers. I think that may confuse "applicability" with "allegory"; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader and the other in the purposed domination of the author."
In his letters he is less emphatic, admitting that,
"…any attempt to explain the purport of myth or fairytale must use allegorical language." (And, of course, the more "life" a story has the more readily will it be susceptible of allegorical interpretations: while the better a deliberate allegory is made the more nearly will it be acceptable just as a story.)."
If we were simply to read The Lord of the Rings as an allegory we would be missing its point. Just as Jesus used parables to take us to a deeper truth, so Tolkien weaves his stories to take us ever deeper. It is like peeling off the snake’s skin as stories are revealed within his stories: each one challenging us, sensitising us, inviting us. And what is it he wants us to discover?"
You missedtheshowon EWTN explaining how Tolkien was a devout Catholic and how his faith intertwined in his stories.# Gandalf, the steward of all things good in the world, reflects the papacy. Gandalf is leader of the free and faithful. He is steward of all things good in the world, but he claims rule over no land. As the Popes of history di with kings and emperors of our world, so Gandalf crowns the king and blesses him to rule with justice and peace. SOURCE Catholicedu.com
HUSKER

United States

#266217 Nov 25, 2012
No Relativism wrote:
<quoted text>
* BUZZ *
* AGAIN *
Go back to Topix B-league.
You're making a fool out of yourself.
Again.
Foo IS googleisious

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#266219 Nov 25, 2012
HUSKER wrote:
<quoted text># Gandalf, the steward of all things good in the world, reflects the papacy. Gandalf is leader of the free and faithful. He is steward of all things good in the world, but he claims rule over no land. As the Popes of history di with kings and emperors of our world, so Gandalf crowns the king and blesses him to rule with justice and peace.
Was there pedophilia in the story? I don't remember Gandalf being a corrupt pedophile denier/apologist so he can't reflect the actual papacy.

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