A Munificent Obsession....

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A Munificent Obsession....

Postby nmblum88 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:00 pm

[url]..http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/27/world ... llection=w[/url]

Taking on the myth that religion is less a business than it is a boon: Indian medical doctor challenges the sanctification of "Mother" Teresa.
And thus takes on the task that the world's seculars should have been doing while we were instead genuflecting to the "NEW" Papacy.

In the process reminds us to keep an eye on the current Pope, who under the media frenzy is not so very different from his predecessors after all: the business of the Vatican remains... eternally... business.

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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby TJrandom » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:21 pm

No access there - hidden behind a `create account` popup that doesn`t even have a delete option, forcing one to close that window. Bummer.

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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:24 pm

TJrandom wrote:No access there - hidden behind a `create account` popup that doesn`t even have a delete option, forcing one to close that window. Bummer.

First time dealing with a pay-wall?

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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby TJrandom » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:35 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:No access there - hidden behind a `create account` popup that doesn`t even have a delete option, forcing one to close that window. Bummer.

First time dealing with a pay-wall?

Seriously, an NYT account is good to have.


I have this account, and one more... not much of an account creator.

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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:37 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:No access there - hidden behind a `create account` popup that doesn`t even have a delete option, forcing one to close that window. Bummer.

First time dealing with a pay-wall?

Seriously, an NYT account is good to have.


I have this account, and one more... not much of an account creator.

That's like visiting the gift shop but not going to see the rest of the zoo.
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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby TJrandom » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:52 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:No access there - hidden behind a `create account` popup that doesn`t even have a delete option, forcing one to close that window. Bummer.

First time dealing with a pay-wall?

Seriously, an NYT account is good to have.


I have this account, and one more... not much of an account creator.

That's like visiting the gift shop but not going to see the rest of the zoo.


Wait... you go to the zoo after the gift shop? Who knew? We just pick up the free pamphlets with nice shiny pictures of all of the animals. Smells better too. :P

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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:41 am

Gift Shop's right by the gate at the St. Louis Zoo.
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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby TJrandom » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:36 am

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Gift Shop's right by the gate at the St. Louis Zoo.


No... that is too much trouble. There is one in the Lambert Field airport too, and it is far easier to reach. :roll:

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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:45 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Gift Shop's right by the gate at the St. Louis Zoo.


No... that is too much trouble. There is one in the Lambert Field airport too, and it is far easier to reach. :roll:

But does the Lambert Field tourist trap have elephant head walking sticks?
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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby Angel » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:14 pm

So a bunch of guys ~ a long time ago~
took the name of God and created a
business. That's an easy pattern to follow. lol
To be or not to be?
To believe or
Not to believe?
To be live or
Not to be live?
To exist or
Not to exist?
What was the question?

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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby TJrandom » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:39 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Gift Shop's right by the gate at the St. Louis Zoo.


No... that is too much trouble. There is one in the Lambert Field airport too, and it is far easier to reach. :roll:

But does the Lambert Field tourist trap have elephant head walking sticks?


I have never heard of elephant heads using walking sticks... so they probably don`t stock them. But they would likely have cute and cuddly alligators.

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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:07 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Gift Shop's right by the gate at the St. Louis Zoo.


No... that is too much trouble. There is one in the Lambert Field airport too, and it is far easier to reach. :roll:

But does the Lambert Field tourist trap have elephant head walking sticks?


I have never heard of elephant heads using walking sticks... so they probably don`t stock them. But they would likely have cute and cuddly alligators.

Must be a different Lambert Field. I'm talking about the one in St. Loser.
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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby TJrandom » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:37 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:
Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Gift Shop's right by the gate at the St. Louis Zoo.


No... that is too much trouble. There is one in the Lambert Field airport too, and it is far easier to reach. :roll:

But does the Lambert Field tourist trap have elephant head walking sticks?


I have never heard of elephant heads using walking sticks... so they probably don`t stock them. But they would likely have cute and cuddly alligators.

Must be a different Lambert Field. I'm talking about the one in St. Loser.


Nope - same one, but since you are closer, you can check it out. I may get a chance to do so myself sometime next year - just to keep you honest of course. ;)

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Re: A Munificent Obsession....

Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:25 pm

I go there regularly, about every 45 days. Friends come and go and I'm their cab company when they're in town. Last week it was a Scots prostitute named "Heather."
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