Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, forever. Amen. -Ephesians 3:20 & 21
1Co 13:11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became an adult, I set aside childish ways. - Let's at least work at it?
Separation of church and State is not atheism "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights..."
Blovating, in short, makes a speech or a paper boring. I just listened to an example of it recently. The person could have cut quite a bit of material out of her speech and still have gotten her point across.
We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. - Martin Luther King Jr.
May 23rd, 2012, 09:30 PM
Originally Posted by Quincy
What do you think? Is a long winded discourse ever proper?
I believe that the Universe is one being, all its parts are different expressions of the same energy,
and they are all in communication with each other, therefore parts of one organic whole.
This whole is in all its parts so beautiful, and is felt by me to be so intensely in earnest, that I am compelled to love it and to think of it as divine
- Robinson Jeffers
Don't look back; something may be gaining on you.
May 24th, 2012, 06:25 AM
When I was very young (late teen early twenties) I used to. I have since discovered it's an exercise in pride which is neither worth my effort nor time.
There is very little, which I can expound on at length, that is worth listening to, and few and far between are those who would care to do so anyway.
TL;DR I stopped talking to hear myself speak.
Destroy another fetus now, we don't like children anyhow, I've seen the future baby......... It is Murder.
To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic.
After my many years at TOL, I can't separate the word "bloviating" from Granite using it. He's used it well.
"There was so much handwriting on the wall that even the wall fell down"
"In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education." – Alfred Whitney, Essays on Education
Don't you know
That it ain't a crime
If all the squares
And the junkmen
Think you're out of line
You guys crack me up . Love the posts in here and what made me think of this was actually comparing politician speeches on youtube and what I have heard from them says there is a huge gap! Some give a little one sentence response and then sit there smiling and then some tell you about Cliff in Dover and his letter about his uncle. Yea, I really needed to know that