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    God's love is a wonderful thing. Imagine being...

    God's love is a wonderful thing. Imagine being the almighty creator of heaven and earth - of everything. Then imagine being perfect, and Holy. Above all other things, God is Holy, Holy, Holy.

    Now...
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    Poll: Pope's heroic couplets got on my nerves, and...

    Pope's heroic couplets got on my nerves, and couplets don't always get on my nerves. That said, some of those couplets are pretty amazing.

    I prefer Robert Fagles and Richmond Lattimore. Fagles for...
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    McCarthy can paint some very vivid action scenes,...

    McCarthy can paint some very vivid action scenes, but trying to read that book is like trudging through the bog of eternal stench while flogging myself.
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    The definition of genocide: the deliberate and...

    The definition of genocide: the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group.

    Now I didn't specifically state who I was talking about, and I'm not going to,...
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    I don't like Islam. There are sites devoted to...

    I don't like Islam. There are sites devoted to educating people on the number of passages within the Quran that incite violence against infidels, and if you do not believe in Islam and you are...
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    "Opportunity" by Edward R. Sill (1841-1887).

    "Opportunity" by Edward R. Sill (1841-1887).
  8. The phrase suggests two meanings to me. The first...

    The phrase suggests two meanings to me. The first might be that it is the folly of youth to think you will live forever, or more accurately stated, it is the folly of youth to not appreciate the...
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    It also displays a firm grasp of the book's...

    It also displays a firm grasp of the book's contents. The faster and more concisely you can summarize the gist of a book the better your understanding of it, as a whole work.
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    I Hated Blood Meridian. I've read some dark stuff...

    I Hated Blood Meridian. I've read some dark stuff before, but damn, that novel is the essence of bleak. I'm sure that is part of the point, but the reaction it provoked in me was so hostile I vowed...
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    I like the idea of being true to the characters...

    I like the idea of being true to the characters and world/settings they are in. This kind of thinking gives the writer a lot of latitude, but helps from breaking immersion for the reader.
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    Yes. I would continue to read.
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    Poll: I've thought about writing epic fantasy and...

    I've thought about writing epic fantasy and science fiction poems. I assume the reason it hasn't been done, or done successfully is because it's extremely hard to do well. The profitability, or lack...
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    I can't offer much more on AI other than my...

    I can't offer much more on AI other than my initial comments as I'd end up talking out of my ***.

    Philosophy is clearly worthwhile for some very obvious reasons. If one does not choose to follow...
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    "I need know nothing more than that to ascertain...

    "I need know nothing more than that to ascertain Philosophy's perennial worth." - Vota

    I was implying that because Philosophy spawned Science, Philosophy is indeed worthwhile. I could have gone...
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    If I recall correctly, Science is an off-shoot of...

    If I recall correctly, Science is an off-shoot of Philosophy, as in, Philosophy subsumes Science.

    I believe Science is credited as having been developed by Francis Bacon with his invention of The...
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    1. Goethe is more likely to have created free...

    1. Goethe is more likely to have created free indirect speech.
    2. Can't argue with this.
    3. May be true, so I'll take your word for it - for now.
    4. The little I know about the book supports your...
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    I'm currently reading Tom Jones (loving it!), but...

    I'm currently reading Tom Jones (loving it!), but in light of the ridiculous and scandalous nature of the 2016 pre- and post- U.S. Election, I am considering prioritizing reading:

    1. Politics -...
  19. stlukesguild is correct in stating that the term...

    stlukesguild is correct in stating that the term "classic" covers a vast range of types of books.

    Always remember that learning is a life-long journey, and that classics are classics because they...
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    LMFAO. I clearly was not paying attention to...

    LMFAO.

    I clearly was not paying attention to the date of the original post.

    Desiccated turd for sure!
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    I think some people are being critical or hostile...

    I think some people are being critical or hostile to it because any intelligent person will quickly realize, within the first page, that it is utter crap, whether the intention is good or not.
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  22. The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings
  23. "In a little while we would say insulting...

    "In a little while we would say insulting things." The use of the word "would" implies that it is likely they might engage in excessively raunchy conversation - which gentlemen don't do.

    "In a...
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    As an adult I've read David Copperfield and A...

    As an adult I've read David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol. I would heartily recommend them both.

    Damn that Heep . . .
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    A world government leads to the collapse of...

    A world government leads to the collapse of diversity, and completely removes the checks and balances in place that keep the human race relatively free. Considering the population disparity between...
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