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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    So its not all as bitter as I thought.
    No, no, I'd say you're about right.
    All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
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    I wonder if American's tendency to believe in the power of the individual is correlative at all to our religious habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    I wonder if American's tendency to believe in the power of the individual is correlative at all to our religious habits.
    More like correlative to spending habits, ftw.
    And now there came out of this building a form - human - was it human? ... It reminded me of symbolical images of Genius or Demon that are seen on Etruscan vases or limned on the walls of Eastern sepulchres - images that borrow the outlines of man, and are yet of another race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    No, no, I'd say you're about right.
    About wut?
    And now there came out of this building a form - human - was it human? ... It reminded me of symbolical images of Genius or Demon that are seen on Etruscan vases or limned on the walls of Eastern sepulchres - images that borrow the outlines of man, and are yet of another race.

    -Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton, The Coming Race

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    So its not all as bitter as I thought.
    Bitter? I'm not bitter towards anyone. I have NOTHING against either Lark or Beorn personally (how can I - I don't know them lol). It just bugs me that they put my opinions down as "self-evidently wrong" and give no justification for such a conclusion. They aren't even interested in having a discussion about it. It's just "I disagree, go away!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    More like correlative to spending habits, ftw.

    I wouldn't say moreso, that is (was) just the by product of living in such an advanced and powerful society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by En Gallop View Post
    Bitter? I'm not bitter towards anyone. I have NOTHING against either Lark or Beorn personally (how can I - I don't know them lol). It just bugs me that they put my opinions down as "self-evidently wrong" and give no justification for such a conclusion. They aren't even interested in having a discussion about it. It's just "I disagree, go away!"
    Haha, I was joking with my use of the word "bitter" I dont you have nothing against them, I was pointing out that there was a misunderstanding somewhere.
    And now there came out of this building a form - human - was it human? ... It reminded me of symbolical images of Genius or Demon that are seen on Etruscan vases or limned on the walls of Eastern sepulchres - images that borrow the outlines of man, and are yet of another race.

    -Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton, The Coming Race

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    I wonder if American's tendency to believe in the power of the individual is correlative at all to our religious habits.
    In school, we are taught that the American belief in the individual stems from the Puritan idea that success in life wins god's favor and so a good life after death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    In school, we are taught that the American belief in the individual stems from the Puritan idea that success in life wins god's favor and so a good life after death.
    Puritans had no interest in earning God's favor. They believed they were God's chosen people.
    "You know, with Hitler, the more I learn about that guy, the more I don't care for him."
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    Quote Originally Posted by En Gallop View Post
    Bitter? I'm not bitter towards anyone. I have NOTHING against either Lark or Beorn personally (how can I - I don't know them lol). It just bugs me that they put my opinions down as "self-evidently wrong" and give no justification for such a conclusion. They aren't even interested in having a discussion about it. It's just "I disagree, go away!"
    In all fairness, I think Beorn does try to argue, even if only by using word tricks. Lark never argues; he holds monologues.

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