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P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-28-2006, 06:21 PM
Would it be fair to assume that thinking like THIS (http://www.woodenboat-ubb.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=8;t=000059) currently informs America's foreign policy making?

Its a Mad Mad World.

[ 01-28-2006, 06:28 PM: Message edited by: P.I. Stazzer-Newt ]

Paul Pless
01-28-2006, 06:24 PM
No, I think norske just wanted to get in the longest C&P ever in the bilge. Hell, just the bibliography is longer than most of Ian's C&P articles.

[ 01-28-2006, 06:25 PM: Message edited by: Paul Pless ]

Hwyl
01-28-2006, 06:29 PM
I didn't bother reading it.

This caught my eye.

Saville says: "This name Kymri, or Cymry, as it is more commonly written, is in reality the plural of Kymro, meaning a Welshman, and the country of the Kymry is called by themselves Khymru, which has been Latinized into the well-known Cambria.

"The letter V in the Welsh language has two powers, and both these powers are active in the word Kymry. This letter `V' sounds as `U,' except when it stands in the last syllable of the word, and then it has the sound of the Italian `i' or the English `ee'! Hence, the correct pronunciation of the country of Wales, or the land of the Cymry, in its ancient tongue would be as near as possible to the names Kumree, Khumree or Kumri."



I don't think I'll go to the trouble of getting circumcised over that evidence. There is no "V" in the Welsh alphabet.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
01-28-2006, 06:44 PM
Sheesh - I hadn't dug into the detail.
"Welsh," from which the area of Wales in England

Oh - Really - Come over here and say that.

But the horror arises not from the detail - more from the broad shape of the ideas.

ishmael
01-28-2006, 07:05 PM
Unusual evangelical and charismatic Christian sects have been a part of the landscape here forever. I attibute much of their recent strength to people grasping after any bit of flotsam during a seeming shipwreck. The nihilism in and coarsening of our culture, the wacky ways of the world at large, has been a boon to the fear and conversion crowd. Imagined mythologies, made up out of whole cloth, are a nice touch to lasso the naive and feckless. It feels good to be a part of something BIG, especially when the world is falling apart and God has a mission for you.

The psychology is certainly not unique to the States.

Billy Bones
01-28-2006, 07:17 PM
Not to worry. The jehovah's witnesses had to stumble onto the internet sooner or later.

The day the religious whackos figure out FTP (Fanatical Talisman Protocol) and start sending snakes and strychnine it's time to worry

Katherine
01-28-2006, 07:21 PM
and I thought War & Peace was endless. :rolleyes:

Meerkat
01-28-2006, 07:24 PM
I attribute much of their strength to them getting entirely too much TV time. Hardcore porn would be ever so much more wholesome. ;)