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  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    I am reading, but have not finished, a most interesting book, written by a Jewish Rabbi who leads "Hope of the World" ministries, an international outreach of teaching, evangelism, and compassion projects for the needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews, Gentiles, and people of all backgrounds, located in Wayne, New Jersey. The book is titled "The Harbinger" and it is just that. An amazing coincidence between events recorded around 700 B.C. in Israel with the events happening here in the U.S. beginning in the 21st century. A must read for biblical enthusiasts, or for anyone who might think that 9/11 was just a coincidence, a one-time event. There is an associated web-site: www.HopeoftheWorld.org
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Michaels --

    I read several of the Amazon readers reviews, both the five star and the one star. The opinions are divided much like we have divided opinions between various religious and political factions on a whole host of issues in the USA. My one observation is that many of them have certitude in their convictions. I have delved into these kind of arguments in the past and feel like I get into circular arguments.

    Amazon: The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future

    Browse the 2,602 customer reviews and I'm sure you'll find some that reinforce your thinking.
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    Schmidt Wrote: Michaels --

    I read several of the Amazon readers reviews, both the five star and the one star. The opinions are divided much like we have divided opinions between various religious and political factions on a whole host of issues in the USA. My one observation is that many of them have certitude in their convictions. I have delved into these kind of arguments in the past and feel like I get into circular arguments.

    Amazon: The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America's Future

    Browse the 2,602 customer reviews and I'm sure you'll find some that reinforce your thinking.
    The most enteresting part was "The customers who bought this also bought these". Old, white and frustrated with mortality, is my take on the bulk of customers buying the biblically inspired doomsday books.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Typical Conservative BS! The USA is Gods' "chosen country" yea, right! That's why we rank so far below most civilized societies in every thing from health care to intelligence !

    You can prove just about any theory by quoting the bible and so called religious authorities but that still leaves you with circular knowledge which ain't worth a damn (as they would say in West Virginia as they take a big gulp of soda and a drag on their butt).

    it makes for good reading for the vast unwashed masses as they follow their leaders to doomsday!
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pr Wrote: Typical Conservative BS! The USA is Gods' "chosen country" yea, right! That's why we rank so far below most civilized societies in every thing from health care to intelligence !

    You can prove just about any theory by quoting the bible and so called religious authorities but that still leaves you with circular knowledge which ain't worth a damn (as they would say in West Virginia as they take a big gulp of soda and a drag on their butt).

    it makes for good reading for the vast unwashed masses as they follow their leaders to doomsday!
    I just wonder what such a book adds to todays culture; we live now and have to fix things now inthis country. To day dream of old bearded Rabbi's andwhat they thought 3000 years ago does not help our gun laws or abortions or crooked government and druggies.
    All writers are "human and worldly" and fantasize if they can; just read a James Bond story if you are bored. As soon as they start printing books on Mars, I'll let you know.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I buy and read books as a source of entertainment, I sometimes buy a book to learn something but I never bought a book to be both a learning tool and to be entertained, different mind sets,I suppose.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    johnnycee Wrote: I buy and read books as a source of entertainment, I sometimes buy a book to learn something but I never bought a book to be both a learning tool and to be entertained, different mind sets,I suppose.
    Sure there are exceptions; How do I learn to do my taxes? My car overhaul/ service manual for a Smart? Travel guide for Iceland? How to get my dog flea free? How to get rich fast without investing a penny? Learn roofing in one day? How to fix my bicycle in Russia? Cooking with Lee Long Ho? How to treat an ingrown toenail? Do it self; How to neuter my cat in one easy step? How to protect yourself from lightning while in church? How bird seed is made? etc etc. I just wrote a book titled; How to mow the lawn, very interesting indeed.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Again I just read for either to learn or be entertained, although watching me do home repairs is a form a entertainment, at least that's what my family says, its also R-rated for my lanquage.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    johnnycee Wrote: Again I just read for either to learn or be entertained, although watching me do home repairs is a form a entertainment, at least that's what my family says, its also R-rated for my lanquage.
    The same here; every other page has blood on it (or grease)!! Especially if I neuter the cat; which I've not tried yet.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I almost neutered myself using a hand saw between two saw horses, after that espisode I gave all power tools to my sons and I now pay for any work I need done, its also cheaper if I don't help, these guys know me, they put it on the estimate, $100 more if I help or give advice or know a better way of doing it.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    johnnycee Wrote: I almost neutered myself using a hand saw between two saw horses, after that espisode I gave all power tools to my sons and I now pay for any work I need done, its also cheaper if I don't help, these guys know me, they put it on the estimate, $100 more if I help or give advice or know a better way of doing it.
    You can hire me; I'm a dirt cheap skinny old Dutchman; I'll fix your roof or neuter the cat at the same time, but won't entertain your wife or be a baby sitter. Enjoy while you can; I'm starting to write a new novel title: How a Dutchman got nuts in the New World; Columbus should have been aborted.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I like my hired help local, easier to track them down when their work turns out shoddy.