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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmail! View Post
    Victor,

    Do you have anything against freemasons?
    Furthermore, your story is not true at all. The Statue of Liberty is NOT the replica of the "Goddess of Reason" (who was worshipped only by extremist revolutionaries, and during a very short time, barely three weeks in 1793).

    The statue of Liberty has a richer, deeper history within the French intellectual life of the 19th century. Every famous minds that France held dear took part to this gift to our sister nation. Victor Hugo, Viollet-le Duc, Eiffel... and many more. Do you really think Hugo was a rabid worshipper of Reason, for instance?

    Liberty is not a "cold" concept, and the torch is a reference to the Age of Enlightenment, to modern humanism.
    Ah, my dear Blackmail,

    I had hoped you would weigh in.

    And with what a bucket of cold water!

    You have quite sobered me up.

    And who am I to gainsay Victor Hugo, Viollet-le Duc and Eiffel?

    Yes, my dear Blackmail, you have caught me drunk with nostalgia for those three short weeks in 1793 when it was heaven to be alive.
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    Mother Russia obviously wins. I'd like to see Liberty use that torch and book against that sword.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Mother Russia obviously wins. I'd like to see Liberty use that torch and book against that sword.
    The pen, I am told, is mightier than the sword.

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    I like the Statue of Liberty, but for emotional/philosophical reasons, not aesthetic ones. I also like the many old statues (most commemoration of wars/soldiers/generals) around london - they add to that noble yet heavy-with-history air I like about the city.
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    I, too, like the Statue of Liberty for philosophical/emotional reasons.

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    Lantau Budda Vs. Christ the Redeemer




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    I prefer Jesus statue because it reminds me of this:


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    I like the Jesus one. Just more magnificence to it.

    And Buddha is going the talk to the hand, which is a little rude...
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    Buddha seems conflicted. One one hand (pun intended) he wants to stop the violence...on the other hand he taunts his adversary by gesturing a "come and get it" ala Bruce Lee.

    Jesus seems like he's saying "I won't even need to use my hands...I'll headbutt you into submission".

    So Christ the Redeemer wins.

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    Mother Russia kicks the Statue of Liberty's ass in my book.

    The Statue of Liberty, despite what it was intended to signify when it was created out of the goodwill of the French people, to me is now a symbol of all the double standards and empty virtues that plague the common American while the elite continue to oppress the masses from their ivory towers. Liberty? Please. That's why O.J. got off, why less than 5 white collar criminals of the nations biggest scandals (Enron, Tyco, Arthur Anderson, etc.) do any time in jail and still keep the money they stole from their shareholders, and why sentences for possession of crack are far more stringent than those for powdered cocaine. "Liberty and Justice for all...commensurate with how much money you have, what race you are, and who you know."

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    Aesthetically I prefer Mother Russia, except for the sword. I prefer what the Statue of Liberty is supposed to represent.

    Aesthetically I prefer Christ the Redeemer, just take a look at where it is, it looks stunning on top of that hill with the 360o views! But again I prefer what Lantau Budda represents (not the person, the religion).

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