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    Today, 11:29 AM
    "Christopher Tolkien, son and literary heir of J.R.R. Tolkien, resigned from the Tolkien Estate. And his departure changes everything.....With Christopher’s departure as an officer of the Tolkien Estate (which was incorporated in 2011), the long-awaited “rights frenzy” for Tolkien properties may soon begin,” http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2017...olkien-estate/ Christopher Tolkien has retired and the rights of the Tolkien estate are up for grabs. Perfect time for CA to make a Lord of the Rings total war. Or, to work with Warner Bros to make a LOTR total war. They have worked together before. SEGA PARTNERS WITH WARNER BROS. https://www.warnerbros.com/studio/ne...-online”
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    Today, 11:21 AM
    Glad to hear it. Start with LOTR.
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    Today, 11:20 AM
    Great quote that libertarians can have sympathies with.
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    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    I watched the movies first, loved them and than read the books. Fell in love with tolkien and read books on the mind that produced lotr. I especially loved the libertarian shire.
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    Yesterday, 07:59 PM
    Main References -The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien edited by Humphrey Carpenter with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien Houghton Mifflin 2000 -J.R.R Tolkien The Authorized Biography Humphrey carpenter Houghton Mifflin company NY 2000 -The Inklings C.S Lewis J.R.R Tolkien, Charles Williams and their friends. Humphrey Carpenter Harper Collins Publishers 2006 -Ents, Elves, and Eriador the Environmental Vision of J.R.R Tolkien by Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans Kentucky University press 2006. -The Hobbit party the vision of freedom that Tolkien got, and the west forgot by Jonathan Witt and Jay W. Richards Ignatius Press San Francisco 2014 -The Gospel according to Tolkien visions of the kingdom in middle earth by Ralph C. Wood Westminster John Knox Press 2003 -Finding God in the lord of the rings by Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware Salt river 2001
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    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    Yes, this is EXACTLY the type that ICE should be spending tax dollars going after. :rolleyes: He's probably paid more in taxes than those bitching about him.
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    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    i would rather suggest you have misunderstood the bible and its laws. please read here http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?516330-Responding-to-Common-Objections-to-the-Bible-OT-Death-Penalty-Laws-and-Similar-Objections Understand the biblical worldview and the early america one of morals and right and wrong in many ways differs from our modern liberal view.
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    Yesterday, 06:54 AM
    Biblical and Christian Themes in the LOTR “I am a Christian, that fact can be deduced from my stories.” -J.R.R Tolkien “The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work.” -J.R.R Tolkien “The religious element is absorbed into the story and the symbolism.” -J.R.R Tolkien
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    Yesterday, 06:54 AM
    His Life John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born to Arthur Tolkien, who was of German ancestry and third generation English and English woman, Mabel Suffeld on the night of Jan 3 1892. Arthur and Mabel had been married on April 16, 1891. Tolkien would later say, “I am in fact far more a Suffeld than a Tolkien and English than German.” As a baby in South Africa, Tolkien was once stolen by a black boy named Issac. The boy stole him so he could show off with pride a white baby to his village. He was also once bitten by a tarantula; luckily a nurse grabbed him and sucked out the poison, saving his life. . In the spring of 1895, his mother, Mabel, took him and his brother back to England, leaving his father for some time in South Africa to visit family. Soon after, in February of 1896, Tolkien’s father, Arthur, dies. Mabel then returns for good to England with Tolkien and his younger brother Hilary. After living for a short time in Birmingham, they move south and rent a cottage in the town of Sarehole mill. Tolkien was raised in poverty. In 1900, Mabel converted from Anglican to Catholic and they moved into the city. Tolkien and his brother then attend King Edwards School. When his mother joined the Catholic Church, their extended family was resentful and most cut off all their funds and support. Most of their family had been Baptist/Anglican and Unitarian. Tolkien’s fathers had been an Anglican and his father’s side of family was mostly Baptist. At age 10, Tolkien attended St. Phillips School where Father Francis Xavier Morgan had a big influence on his life. He smoked a large cherry wood pipe, Tolkien stated that “my own later addiction to the pipe derived from this.” In 1904, Mabel is found to have diabetes and dies in November, at the age of 34. Before his mother’s death, she gave Father Francis guardianship of her sons. By 1908, the boys move to Mrs. Faulkner’s house on duchess road. This is where Tolkien met Edith Bratt, his future wife. Edith was an Anglican and conservative, actively attending party meetings. Tolkien’s first diary entry of the new year read, “God help me, feel weak and weary, New Years Day, 1910.” Later, in 1911, while at King Edwards School in Birmingham, Tolkien, Rob Golson, Geoffery Smith and Christopher Weisman formed TCBS “Tea Club and Barrovian Society.” TCBS was designed to testify for god and truth. Tolkien’s best friend Chris Wiseman said regarding Tolkien, “he was by nature cheerful...with a great zeal for life.” Wiseman, a staunch Methodist, said they would argue religion without bitterness. Tolkien excelled with languages and words. He studied and learned many languages while at King Edwards. These included German, French, Greek, Latin, Anglo Saxson, Middle English, Spanish, Welsh, and Gothic. He even started to invent his own language by the age of 16. Later in his life, he would also learn more languages as well as inventing his own. A lover of words and languages, Tolkien once said, “as if something had stirred me, half awakened from sleep, there was something very remote and strange and beautiful behind these words.”
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    01-21-2018, 06:16 PM
    Pretty straight forward. Others didn't miss it. You're on your own.
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    01-21-2018, 07:54 AM
    Histrionic much?
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    01-20-2018, 06:07 AM
    and what does the 8th sound like? Exodus 21 23-27. The crime shall fit the punishment and the punishment shall not exceed the crime. . If you believe the death penalty was outlawed in early america i suggest you are not ready to talk on this subject. The issues is with what you see as the 8th as contrary to capital punishment that the bible and founders do not. Here is a sermon on the subject from 1848 https://wallbuilders.com/sermon-execution-1848/ This thread should clear up any misconceptions on the bible and capital punishment including the passages you brought up. Responding to Common Objections to the Bible-OT Death Penalty Laws and Similar Objections http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?516330-Responding-to-Common-Objections-to-the-Bible-OT-Death-Penalty-Laws-and-Similar-Objections
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    01-20-2018, 05:48 AM
    Once more please read my common responses on post 2. Good sir you are confusing two separate issues. also once more we were never a theocracy, other religions were allowed freedom as well by the federal though usually not by the states. Delawares “Every person appointed to public office shall say I do profess faith in god the father and in Jesus Christ his only son and in the holy ghost and i acknowledge the holy scriptures of the old and new testament to be given by divine inspiration.” Tennessee 1796 “no person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this State.”
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    01-19-2018, 10:26 PM
    All that is needed is better training.
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    01-19-2018, 10:09 PM
    This is fake news. Big government guarantees no accidents. Ever.
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    01-19-2018, 10:07 PM
    Yah, sure, you betcha. Big-heap-a-talk.
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    01-19-2018, 06:31 PM
    What are you? Some kinda anti-government wacko?
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    01-19-2018, 05:26 PM
    Yep. Bills and junk mail. All except two days. One during the snowstorm, the other the next due to black ice until noon. And of course Sun. and MLK day. It was crammed full today.
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    01-19-2018, 05:21 PM
    Why hasn't it been?
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    01-19-2018, 05:17 PM
    It's the federal shutdown! Call a Congressman now! Demand they spend moar monies!
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    01-19-2018, 05:14 PM
    Once upon a time we took up arms over this... He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. No new office should be created unless 100 are first dismantled.
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    01-19-2018, 05:07 PM
    Lol.
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    01-19-2018, 04:58 PM
    Called it....http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?518249-quot-Vermont-resident-quot-attacks-73-yr-old-woman-with-machete So what does that make now? Three errant Somali's? This guy, the cop that shot an unarmed woman that called for assistance and the other cop that got fired for a number of offences. Put all three in a dinghy in the middle of the Atlantic with three weeks worth of food and water. So long, see ya, good luck. Somalia is a shit hole country.
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    01-19-2018, 04:39 PM
    I'm in agreement. When was the last time heads have rolled in Washington for anything? Nobody will condemn another because they fear condemnation themselves.
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    01-19-2018, 03:43 PM
    Under my common responces post 2 “An Establishment of Religion” Was always understood the historical way of no one denomination rule. The US congress in June-sep25 1789 clearly defines the first amendment as there not being a federally established denomination but we were a Christian nation but no one denomination. A 1799 court case Runkel vs Winemiller said by our form of government the Christian religion is the established religion and all sects and denominations of Christian's are placed on the same ground. When in 1854 people first tried separation of church and state on march 27 the house judiciary committee report said this “Had the founding fathers during the revolution a suspicion of any war against Christianity that revolution would have been strangled in its cradle. at the time of the adoption of the Constitution and its amendments the universal sentiments was that Christianity should be encouraged but not any one denomination .. in this age there is no substitute for Christianity .. that was the religion of the founders of the republic and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.” 2 months later they said this
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    01-19-2018, 03:36 PM
    I am sorry you have missed my whole thread and its purpose. This thread is on the founders. not the secular progressive nation we have become over time. It shows how we have changed in your statement. "all of these provisions are unconstitutional" to prove this you site a 1960 court case without seeing this proves my point. at the time of the founders nobody saw it as unconstitutional, because it wasent. Our modern ACLU view of the Constitution has changed that Leeds people like yourself to today declare what the founders did is unconstitutional. This thread is on the founders not what the government teaches people in schools today.
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    01-19-2018, 03:32 PM
    I am sorry you sir are incorrect. i respond to this on post 2. first your false assumption is that were were a theocracy. please read posts before responding to a strawman. Common Objections The United States was not a Theocracy? And What About Separation of church and State "The ecclesiastical establishments of Europe which serve to support tyrannical governments are not the Christian religion but abuses and corruptions of it." -Noah Webster Many christian nations during the middle ages were indeed theocracies. But the united states was a biblical government, not a theocracy. The first few centuries of Christianity there was no merger or church and state, not until Emperor Theodosius did the state merge with the church. The state took over the church and controlled the church. With this also came one denomination rule by the state as it forced its population to conform. As early as the 1500's pastors began to preach “separation of church and state.” The state had no biblical right to control the church or interfere with religious expression. In the Bible God separated the state from the church. Moses was in control of the state and Aaron the church. They led the same nation but had separate jurisdictions. King Uzziah was a good ruler in Israel however in 2 Chronicles 26.16 Uzziah steps over into the area of the church as he sought to control both church and state the priest in the temple rightly resisted him.
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    01-18-2018, 07:51 PM
    Definition of doom 1 : a law or ordinance https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doom ....to death.
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