A little too late for this book

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 9 2020 6:35 AM

If Logos is going to go down this slippery slope, perhaps they should also consider "Ten To-Die-For Christmas Recipes using Novichok". It would be less hazardous to the reader.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 9 2020 8:06 AM

David Paul:
It would be less hazardous to the reader.

Well, King David did get into really hot water counting the people (depending on the account, of course). Recipes are indeed safer.

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 9 2020 11:00 AM

Well, I guess we could file it under the same category of reading as the “Rapture/End of the World will take place in 19XX“ books 😉

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 9 2020 11:24 AM

On the other hand, the title is probably just to the point: it would really be unexpected if the voting body were to make Trump the next president next week.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 9 2020 12:34 PM

It could come down to my Six Favorite Catholics.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 9 2020 1:30 PM

Ha! Well, in case I might have been tempted (which I wasn't), it's not available to purchase outside of the US anyway... Stick out tongue

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TWBeining | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 9 2020 1:41 PM

Kind of reminds me of the catch phrase for the old infomercial for Food-saver vacuum sealer.

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Paul Caneparo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 12:34 AM

Jan Krohn:

It seems he wrote a follow up in 1989 to explain why his calculations were a year out. 😉

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 1:49 AM

Jan Krohn:

The book is currently unavailable.  Maybe it got raptured 😂😂😂 The things people believe!

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 3:47 AM

DAL:
The things people believe!

If FL is indeed going to offer the abomination in the OP, they should STOP THE PRESSES and all other company activities in order to acquire and offer Eric Hoffer's The True Believer. It describes the psychological backflips that people, especially in crowds (and thanks to the internet, your living room is a crowd), are willing to engage in so that they can believe "the improbable" and "the unexpected" (see title of book in OP). The extent to which his observations bleed into Christian belief and behavior is alarming, even though he was more focused on political rather than religious thought. Take the mother who sent her daughter to a Corona virus party, who, when her daughter promptly died, declared with a smile on her face and nary a tear in her eye that she died a hero for freedom and Donald Trump. The MAGA church is a critical mass confluence of many of Hoffer's observations. In this case, the reason it seems "unexpected" is because it is impossible. YHWH is not and by nature never could be supportive of that movement.

The True Believer should be part of every Logos base package, including Starter. I bought my first copy back in college, so it's been awhile since I read it. Will read it again as soon as FL adds it.

Fwiw, I find it to be a premier example of the black humor that YHWH excels at so well that the one thing, perhaps the only possible thing, that was ultimately responsible for Donald Trump's loss to a lackluster candidate like Joe Biden is nothing less than "an act of God". Were it not for COVID-19 and Trump's monumental bungling of the pandemic (something which would have given any other incumbent POTUS a locked-in landslide victory for engaging in the most obvious of we're-all-in-this-together practices), Trump's re-election was all but assured. However, none of Trump's usual tricks worked in this highly unusual circumstance. He couldn't bluff or sue a virus into submission, and his double-speak shenanigans and cynical selfism were, as a result, shown to be exactly what they are by a virus that doesn't have ears, feelings, or a dwindling bank account. It didn't berate the president's childish and misanthropic antics on CNN or MSNBC; it just infected and killed more voters. It took a plague to end Trump's infamous run. Thank you, YHWH...and as always, well-played!

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 5:28 AM

David Paul:
If FL is indeed going to offer the abomination in the OP, they should STOP THE PRESSES and all other company activities in order to acquire and offer Eric Hoffer's The True Believer.

Thank you, Mr Paul. I'd been looking for similar. I'm guessing present-day politics is 'off-the-coffeetable', and so far, a year in, the forum hasn't strayed. Good. And surprisingly good.

But I clearly remember I was convinced Mr Nixon was innocent, even as he climbed the steps of the grey helicopter (BW TV). He was 'ours', against that awful not-our-religion president earlier ... we were so happy at that previous leader's sudden demise. At least a sort-of-Christian took his place.

Of course, I think differently now, but I wondered why I was so comfortable with the extremes ... and not alone, either.  I bought the book.

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Wild Eagle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 5:36 AM

Too early to say. There are still courts are going on and election is not over. Anything can happen 

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xnman | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 6:09 AM

Politics come politics go... But one thing we know... God is still in control. I rest me and take peace and comfort in that thought. I've always wondered if politics is just the world's way of trying to minimize Christ and His teachings?  Sure seems like a lot of believers get all tangled up in politics.... 

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 6:20 AM

xnman:

Politics come politics go... But one thing we know... God is still in control. I rest me and take peace and comfort in that thought. I've always wondered if politics is just the world's way of trying to minimize Christ and His teachings?  Sure seems like a lot of believers get all tangled up in politics.... 

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JRS | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 6:38 AM

Jan Krohn:

Look at what I found buried on my shelves (I was pretty sure I had a copy somewhere).  Docx, anyone?  Interesting how the author moved from the subjunctive (Could Be) to the assertive (Will Be) in the title.

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Greg | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 7:31 AM
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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 8:40 AM

JRS:
Look at what I found

Excellent JRS! But ... from WBS, there's MORE! And 21 days to go. I'm thinking to quit my job (just in case). Five theological doctoral degrees can't be wrong.  I'd of drawn the line at four.

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JRS | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 10 2020 9:27 AM

Denise:
.. Five theological doctoral degrees can't be wrong.  I'd of drawn the line at four.

No, no, no - you're so wrong! There can never be enough doctors!

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