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« Reply #45 on: September 22, 2003, 12:42:13 AM »

My favorite books:

1.  The Holy Bible
2.  Alias Declassified:  The Official Companion
3.  Comic books.
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« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2003, 11:57:11 AM »

Witness by Whittaker Chambers.

The book is an autobiography of a man thoroughly entrenched in the American Communist party during the Cold War who then begins a slow process of conversion leading him to a lonely but defiant stand against the most powerful people in the U.S. government. The book is not exactly an 'upper,' but tremendously moving and a reminder of what so many have faced in the name of truth and for the convictions of their faith and patriotism.

The Introduction (yes introduction) is one of the most powerful testimonies I've ever read.
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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2003, 07:38:54 PM »


who then begins a slow process of conversion leading him to a lonely but defiant stand against the most powerful people in the U.S. government.

Hmmm, hi, Corpus, why if he's coming out of the Am. Comm. Party, is he having to stand against the U.S. Gov??

Nope, standing alone is no "upper".
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« Reply #48 on: October 03, 2003, 08:31:26 AM »

Symph,

It was Chambers' charge that Alger Hiss (a formidable government official who got his start with the Roosevelt administration and later was largely responsible for the shape and formation of the UN) had been a spy for the Soviet Union. Hiss was no small-time player in government having worked in a variety of capacities at the most senior levels. He'd been a close friend of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and a trusted advisor to both Presidents Roosevelt and Truman. Hiss was charming, charismatic and well-liked in Washington circles. Chambers was a short, plump unattractive man with rotting teeth, but an intellect that had made him a senior editor at Time magazine and senior member of the Communist Party in North America. Chamber's assertions were being poo-pooed by many in Washington until he produced the famous microfilmed documents that had been secreted away in a pumpkin on his farm. The whole incident was the career maker for then-Senator Richard Nixon (who represented Chambers) and the Watershed for the later McCarthy Hearings. Hiss ended up in prison and Chambers spent the rest of his life with his family on their small, secluded farm.
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« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2003, 11:03:06 PM »


Wow, okay, thank you, Corpus.

No, I didn't know all of that.  I remember hearing that Hiss was significnat in the UN beginnings.

So it's fairly conclusive that Hiss was guilty then?

So are we saying Hiss got caught, but his brainchild, the UN, still made it through unscathed(world socialism...?) and that, possibly even, Hiss may have been part of a larger, unintentional, "conspiracy" towards socialism generally??

Just connecting the dots, maybe.
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« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2003, 09:30:52 PM »

I collect older Nancy Drew and Bobbsey Twins books.
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« Reply #51 on: October 06, 2003, 11:34:18 AM »

I don't think I'd go that far (and I'm no fan of the U.N.). It was affected by numerous sources in its inception and Hiss was certainly an influential part of it, but I think the body took on a life of its own shortly after it started. This was good in one sense, except the direction it's taken has at times has been cause for alarm.

The U.N. is a threat only in as much as it has a military to back it up (and the guys in powder-blue helmets don't count). I think the recent Iraq war has provided ample evidence to the ineffectiveness of the U.N.. In other words..."if it's important enough for our nation, we WILL be doing it, regardless of what the U.N. thinks." This gets off topic a bit I know, but I sometimes liken it to the situation America was in prior to 1865. We were a series of independent states that went through a horrific war permanently changing the entire framework of our nation. That can be a good or bad thing, but it is a 'thing' of some sort and given the repetitive nature of history is something we will eventually have to face. The global economy is already here, a global government is the next logical step. What shape that takes though and what steps we go through to get there will determine everything.
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« Reply #52 on: October 06, 2003, 07:27:17 PM »


Yes, Corpus, I would agree with that.  The next "logical" step is global government...

(hehe...including the World Court, and most certainly, scripture as "hate speech".... World Net Daily has a story that Canada is currently voting on such...)



Hi, Moira3--thank you.  My sisters use to read those a little.  I used to have a Hardy Boys--just one, 'bout a haunted house.   Embarrassed

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« Reply #53 on: October 07, 2003, 12:06:52 AM »

I also used to love the Little House books. I have done a lot of research about Laura Ingalls Wilder. One of the books I really enjoy is called "Saving Graces; The Inspirational Writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder". It's edited by Stephen Hines who wrote at least one other book about her.....I can't recall the title... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2003, 07:30:40 AM »

Anyone out there Max Lucado fans?  I'd like to know.
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« Reply #55 on: October 21, 2003, 09:41:59 AM »

Anyone out there Max Lucado fans?  I'd like to know.
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« Reply #56 on: October 21, 2003, 01:46:20 PM »

For casual reading: I like the first LOTR book. The others seem to go downhill. I  like "Stepping Heavenward" by Elizabeth Prentiss. I also enjoy some of the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.
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« Reply #57 on: November 07, 2003, 10:54:41 AM »


Sapphire, are you reading "Dune"??

I CAN'T understand what people see in that book.

I was reading it in 1973, and I didn't understand it then!!



Whitehorse:  All things Matthew Henry.

hehe Grin.  I had friend--seems his book shelf was COVERED with volumes of Matthew Henry.  'Looked like a law office.  Tongue
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« Reply #58 on: November 07, 2003, 04:47:24 PM »

Yeah, Dune is just like… wordy. Even the movie (old and new). It is just so ssssllllloooooowwwww. I think time actually STOPPED when I was watching it when it first came out on the Sci-Fi channel. The book-a-minute wed site puts it best:

Dune
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I'm lots smarter than you are. I challenge you to understand even one of my paragraphs!
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Gee, Frank Herbert is smart. I can't even find the plot.


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Ah, I love that site. Anyways, anyone read any Dan Simmons? I saw his new book “Ilium”  in B&N yesterday, and it looked pretty good.

Redwall was cool. I haven’t read but one book a long time ago. All I remember was the flashbacks to the Rats of NIMH and The Chronicles of Narnia, and that I liked it.
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« Reply #59 on: August 10, 2004, 05:49:30 AM »

I just got done reading one of my FAVORITE Books, The Book Of Romans Smiley

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