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MJ, in all candor, I recoiled from your post. I could only wonder whether arrogant condescension and sarcastically patronizing put-downs are endorsed by the 'Compositional Manual for Atheist Writers'.

IMO, you owe Dr. Rita a sincere apology.

The late Dr. Stan Russell (1926-2012) was a personal friend, a business associate, an Esalen Institute pioneer, a skilled Ericksonian hypnotherapist, a systems theorist, and a Huna coach in rapid personal growth. As such, Stan used to ask:

“How can you tell whether people value themselves and how they treat themselves inwardy?” His answer was, “By noticing how they communicate with others.”

Many people say the opposite of what they truly mean as a ‘clever’ communication tactic. In effect, though, this often is a disguised expression of judgment and hostility using a sardonic tone. Such covert methods of discharging unacknowledged, low-level anger –for which a person denies personal accountability or ownership– are insidious. Although some English-speaking cultures (e.g, Australia, Canada, Ireland & England where I lived for more than a decade) genuinely value ‘dry wit’ and irony, these are different. In effect, they are more like a humor ‘art form’ without the toxic undercurrent of hidden anger.

Are you absolutely certain that you are "comfortable with" your beliefs, MJ? This is a rhetorical question, no reply is necessary.

Lew



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The Creation Of Man 598 DrRita 28-Aug-13 13:00
Re: The Creation Of Man 222 Eddie Larry 28-Aug-13 23:52
Re: The Creation Of Man 291 Naveen 29-Aug-13 22:20
Re: The Creation Of Man 280 Dr. Lew Graham 29-Aug-13 23:13
Re: The Creation Of Man 303 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-13 03:25
Re: The Creation Of Man 308 Dr. Lew Graham 30-Aug-13 03:49
Re: The Creation Of Man 178 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-13 04:07
Re: The Creation Of Man 245 DrRita 31-Aug-13 13:20
Re: The Creation Of Man 267 Eddie Larry 31-Aug-13 14:10
Re: The Creation Of Man 130 MJT 01-Sep-13 23:31
96% is Dark Matter and Dark Energy 291 Dr. Lew Graham 02-Sep-13 05:04
Re: 96% is Dark Matter and Dark Energy 294 MJT 02-Sep-13 11:34
NASA Link 89 Dr. Lew Graham 02-Sep-13 23:38
Re: The Creation Of Man 356 michael seabrook 29-Aug-13 09:36
Re: The Creation Of Man 264 DrRita 29-Aug-13 13:14
My take 263 David L 29-Aug-13 23:20
Re: My take 178 DrRita 30-Aug-13 13:06
Re: My take 214 David L 30-Aug-13 19:01
Re: My take 255 DrRita 31-Aug-13 13:25
Re: My take 240 David L 31-Aug-13 21:24
My own take 161 Dr. Lew Graham 01-Sep-13 02:36
Re: My own take 218 David L 01-Sep-13 17:29
Believe What You Wish 321 Dr. Lew Graham 02-Sep-13 05:57
Re: Believe What You Wish 233 carolb 02-Sep-13 19:30
People's Prevailing, Common Beliefs 248 Dr. Lew Graham 03-Sep-13 00:15
Re: People's Prevailing, Common Beliefs 214 carolb 03-Sep-13 02:14
Summarizing 40+ Years of Wide-Ranging Research 244 Dr. Lew Graham 03-Sep-13 04:03
Re: Summarizing 40+ Years of Wide-Ranging Research 209 carolb 03-Sep-13 14:51
What? 210 Dr. Lew Graham 04-Sep-13 00:19
Re: What? 252 carolb 04-Sep-13 00:42
Clarity 251 Dr. Lew Graham 04-Sep-13 02:17
Re: Clarity 236 carolb 04-Sep-13 02:47
Reasonableness 298 Dr. Lew Graham 04-Sep-13 03:25
Re: Reasonableness 242 carolb 04-Sep-13 03:35
More of the Same 234 Dr. Lew Graham 04-Sep-13 03:59
Re: More of the Same 243 carolb 04-Sep-13 15:34
Research 241 Dr. Lew Graham 05-Sep-13 23:44
Re: Research 166 carolb 06-Sep-13 01:02
Thanks for Your Time 239 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-13 01:26
Re: Research 261 Sirius7237 08-Sep-13 21:54
Re: Research 152 carolb 09-Sep-13 01:26
Re: Research 245 Audrey 10-Sep-13 05:55
Re: Research 263 carolb 10-Sep-13 13:09
What Insult? 227 Dr. Lew Graham 10-Sep-13 20:03
I Apologize Unconditionally 269 Dr. Lew Graham 10-Sep-13 22:16
Addendum 246 carolb 07-Sep-13 16:05
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Re: Turning to 'literature' then ... 232 Aine 06-Sep-13 13:51
Re: People's Prevailing, Common Beliefs 243 David L 03-Sep-13 03:19
The Roman Empire's Plots 216 Dr. Lew Graham 03-Sep-13 03:59
Re: The Roman Empire's Plots 200 David L 03-Sep-13 16:29
Glenn Kimball, Ph.D. Has been Deceased Since 2010 147 Dr. Lew Graham 03-Sep-13 23:42
Kimball was a fraudster with NO PhD 215 eyeofhorus33 07-Sep-13 09:14
Re: Kimball was a fraudster with NO PhD 232 carolb 07-Sep-13 18:54
Re: Kimball was a fraudster with NO PhD 283 eyeofhorus33 07-Sep-13 21:08
Re: Kimball was a fraudster with NO PhD 222 carolb 07-Sep-13 21:41
Re: Kimball was a fraudster with NO PhD 179 eyeofhorus33 07-Sep-13 21:44
Re: Kimball was a fraudster with NO PhD 523 carolb 07-Sep-13 22:17
Kimball on radio states he has no PhD 253 eyeofhorus33 07-Sep-13 21:58
This is Small-Minded Bollix 249 Dr. Lew Graham 09-Sep-13 01:03
Re: This is Small-Minded Bollix 275 Aine 09-Sep-13 15:15
Let me make sure I've got this straight 251 PB Bytes 09-Sep-13 18:06
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Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 303 carolb 10-Sep-13 01:09
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Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 237 DrRita 10-Sep-13 01:46
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 177 carolb 10-Sep-13 02:07
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 212 cladking 10-Sep-13 02:09
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 284 David Campbell 10-Sep-13 02:53
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 353 Aine 10-Sep-13 12:45
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 245 PB Bytes 10-Sep-13 22:30
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 287 David Campbell 11-Sep-13 00:57
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 260 Aine 10-Sep-13 12:38
Glenn Kimball Told the Truth IMO 425 Dr. Lew Graham 10-Sep-13 20:48
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 247 Sirius7237 09-Sep-13 19:07
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 194 PB Bytes 09-Sep-13 19:28
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 219 Aine 09-Sep-13 19:37
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 285 David Campbell 09-Sep-13 21:55
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 236 Aine 10-Sep-13 12:42
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Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 291 Aine 10-Sep-13 18:56
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Re: Starchild . . . 210 David Campbell 10-Sep-13 22:03
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Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 296 David Campbell 10-Sep-13 21:41
Re: Let me make sure I've got this straight 274 Aine 11-Sep-13 13:29
Coppens chimed in . . . 283 PB Bytes 09-Sep-13 21:16
Brian, see post below 202 PB Bytes 09-Sep-13 21:50
Re: Brian, see post below 270 Sirius7237 09-Sep-13 22:47
Re: This is Small-Minded Bollix 271 eyeofhorus33 09-Sep-13 19:17
Finding Justifications for One's Position 210 Dr. Lew Graham 10-Sep-13 02:37
Re: Finding Justifications for One's Position 193 Audrey 10-Sep-13 06:02
Re: Finding Justifications for One's Position 258 PB Bytes 10-Sep-13 16:46
Re: Finding Justifications for One's Position 232 Aine 10-Sep-13 19:22
Re: Finding Justifications for One's Position 245 carolb 10-Sep-13 19:24
Baiting Dr. Lew Graham 278 PB Bytes 16-Sep-13 23:58
Re: Baiting Dr. Lew Graham 236 carolb 17-Sep-13 01:08
'One Star' realities 205 PB Bytes 10-Sep-13 21:47
Why Can't He Spell? 185 loveritas 10-Sep-13 23:06
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Re: Why Can't He Spell? 310 loveritas 11-Sep-13 02:30
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Re: 'One Star' realities 214 Aine 11-Sep-13 13:26
Re: 'One Star' realities 258 PB Bytes 16-Sep-13 23:28
Re: 'One Star' realities 266 Aine 17-Sep-13 12:27
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Re: In conclusion then...? 212 PB Bytes 19-Sep-13 00:50
Re: In conclusion then...? 182 Aine 25-Sep-13 00:51
Re: 'One Star' realities 256 John Cross 18-Sep-13 20:55
Re: Finding Justifications for One's Position 128 Aine 10-Sep-13 13:12
Embarrassment 316 Dr. Lew Graham 10-Sep-13 20:20
Re: Embarrassment 183 Aine 10-Sep-13 20:33
Complex Story 263 Dr. Lew Graham 10-Sep-13 21:15
Re: My take 236 rangaram 03-Sep-13 09:35
Re: My take 283 Aine 03-Sep-13 14:29
Re: My take 296 DrRita 03-Sep-13 15:29
Re: My take 215 Aine 03-Sep-13 15:40
Re: The Creation Of Man 222 MJT 01-Sep-13 23:43
Re: The Creation Of Man 230 DrRita 02-Sep-13 14:24
Re: The Creation Of Man 285 MJT 03-Sep-13 19:05
Re: The Creation Of Man 218 DrRita 04-Sep-13 14:34
Re: The Creation Of Man 235 MJT 04-Sep-13 20:20
Re: The Creation Of Man 221 DrRita 05-Sep-13 13:34
Re: The Creation Of Man 136 MJT 05-Sep-13 16:41
An Apology is in Order 243 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-13 01:15
Re: An Apology is in Order - oh no it isn't . . . 228 MJT 06-Sep-13 01:59
Re: An Apology is in Order 232 DrRita 06-Sep-13 02:34
Nasty is as Nasty Does, Forrest! 298 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-13 02:48
Re: Nasty is as Nasty Does, Forrest! 310 DrRita 06-Sep-13 02:52
Reminds Me of An Old Joke 246 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-13 03:20
Re: Reminds Me of An Old Joke 237 DrRita 06-Sep-13 03:39
Old Joke 239 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-13 03:51
Re: Nasty is as Nasty Does, Forrest! 198 MJT 06-Sep-13 08:53
Re: An Apology is in Order 252 MJT 06-Sep-13 08:46
Re: An Apology is in Order 268 DrRita 06-Sep-13 15:05
Re: An Apology is in Order - oh no it isn't . . . 237 MJT 06-Sep-13 16:31
Re: An Apology is in Order - oh no it isn't . . . 214 cladking 06-Sep-13 17:06
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Re: The Creation Of Man 244 DrRita 07-Sep-13 04:00
Thank you for the Links 246 Dr. Lew Graham 07-Sep-13 05:56
Re: Thank you for the Links 281 DrRita 07-Sep-13 13:14
Re: The Creation Of Man 169 carolb 07-Sep-13 15:26
Re: The Creation Of Man 198 carolb 07-Sep-13 16:10
Re: The Creation Of Man 256 DrRita 07-Sep-13 16:47
Re: The Creation Of Man 223 carolb 07-Sep-13 18:38
Re: The Creation Of Man 196 DrRita 07-Sep-13 19:32
Reptilians 232 David L 08-Sep-13 03:08
Re: The Creation Of Man 176 cladking 06-Sep-13 22:42
Is "Gravity" Real? 262 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-13 02:00
Re: Is "Gravity" Real? 227 Aine 06-Sep-13 12:50
Re: Is "Gravity" Real? 230 cladking 06-Sep-13 15:46
Re: Is "Gravity" Real? 253 Aine 06-Sep-13 15:50
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Re: Is "Gravity" Real? 245 Aine 06-Sep-13 17:11
Re: Is "Gravity" Real? 246 cladking 06-Sep-13 22:08
The Concept of "Gravity" 265 Dr. Lew Graham 06-Sep-13 16:39
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Re: The Creation Of Man 283 carolb 03-Sep-13 21:31
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