Hey HipG<quoted text>You know I agree. Beyond looking for a credible site, one should check even those one thinks are credible, for one's own credibility. No doubt Sko thought those were credible, and as you say, was likely in the heat of battle on another site, and his zeal spilleth over here. I like the guy, for a rock-head;) He's got a good heart, struggling to reconcile his sense of reason and justice with....well, the Bible. It ain't easy; in fact, it's pretty much impossible. That's about where I was when I first came to topix. micah was among my first acquaintances, and he wasn't any easier on straddlers as he was full-fledged fundies. He cut me slack, for some inexplicable reason, and I picked my way through the minefield from there.
I agree I got a little lazy simply because many of the quotes from the page I originally used listed the source underneath. I didn't even notice that some of them didn't have the source underneath. I did do a quick Google search on them and saw like 20 pages come up for each one with the same quotes listed and figured they were all verified. As it turned out one of them was not. Although I did find a similar one that was verified from the same person.
Like I said, I had seen the quotes prior to seeing any discussion on it and had originally gone to the site to verify their feelings towards democracies. I had no religious motive for going to the page. But after seeing the posts I found them intriguing and thought it would make for interesting general consumption.
If I had at all anticipated the fervor elicited from one unsubstantiated quote out of a list of verifiable ones I would have made sure to check. Although still, probably a good reminder in general to take the Internet with a grain of salt until fully researching it. But any of the the suggestions (not by you)that this was the result of anything but one oversight, a reasonable one imo considered many were already sourced, well...it is what it is.