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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:18 pm

Walker wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:14 pm
davidm wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:04 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:01 am


I literally gasped when I clicked on your link. That doesn't happen often :) I wonder how long before it's all gone, blown up like Iraq's treasures.
Eventually it'll be gone like everything else, even the universe, but it is so beautiful that it almost makes me think Allah is real. (Almost, not quite)

How I do hate American knuckle draggers and mouth breathers who insult all Muslims for the terroristic acts of a vanishingly small minority who claim (wrongly) to speak in the name of Islam.
That is the crux of it: whether or not actions reflect a religion of peaceful coexistence, or a religion of conquest, interpreted on the basis of the tenets of the religion and the teachings through word and purported actions of the individual who inspires a religion, rather than based upon the wishes for what would make a wonderful and beautiful world, whatever that may be.

Those big Buddhas that the Christian Taliban blew up in an action with that sole intent, they were really something, weren't they. Oh wait. The Taliban is not Christian, is it. I guess all things pass, all things change, and such actions are not representative of conquest.
You might want to wipe the egg off your own face.

''The director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan, General William Odom recently remarked, “By any measure the U.S. has long used terrorism. In 1978-79 the Senate was trying to pass a law against international terrorism. In every version they produced, the lawyers said the U.S. would be in violation.”

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by davidm » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:00 pm

Walker wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:14 pm
davidm wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:04 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:01 am


I literally gasped when I clicked on your link. That doesn't happen often :) I wonder how long before it's all gone, blown up like Iraq's treasures.
Eventually it'll be gone like everything else, even the universe, but it is so beautiful that it almost makes me think Allah is real. (Almost, not quite)

How I do hate American knuckle draggers and mouth breathers who insult all Muslims for the terroristic acts of a vanishingly small minority who claim (wrongly) to speak in the name of Islam.
That is the crux of it: whether or not actions reflect a religion of peaceful coexistence, or a religion of conquest, interpreted on the basis of the tenets of the religion and the teachings through word and purported actions of the individual who inspires a religion, rather than based upon the wishes for what would make a wonderful and beautiful world, whatever that may be.

Those big Buddhas that the Christian Taliban blew up in an action with that sole intent, they were really something, weren't they. Oh wait. The Taliban is not Christian, is it. I guess all things pass, all things change, and such actions are not representative of conquest.
There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world. All of them are Taliban?

I know, Walker, you spend your days watching Fox (Fake) News.

'The bigget terrorist outfit in the world is called the United Sates of America. And it always has been -- the so-called "exceptional" nation that built its wealth on the genocide of native Americans and on the backs of slaves kidnapped from Africa. All to give us you and Donnie Trump.

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:58 pm

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And the winner of the GoldenArch prize for archictural excellence and exquisite taste:

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by PauloL » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:08 pm

Is that your home Vegan?

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 pm

PauloL wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:08 pm
Is that your home Vegan?
It's Philosophy Explorer's house.

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:52 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 pm
PauloL wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:08 pm
Is that your home Vegan?
It's Philosophy Explorer's house.
you mean. THIS?
https://nt.greenfingers.com/images/prod ... 208D_L.jpg

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:41 pm

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:58 pm
Image



Image

And the winner of the GoldenArch prize for archictural excellence and exquisite taste:

Image
What's the matter? Can't spell architectural?

I should add I know where VT lives at. Before I would ever visit her place, I'd make sure I would be wearing my Hazmat suit.

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PS That shack looks like it was designed by Rodin.

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by PauloL » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:56 am

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 pm
PauloL wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:08 pm
Is that your home Vegan?
It's Philosophy Explorer's house.
WOW.

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:58 am

PauloL wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:56 am
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 pm
PauloL wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:08 pm
Is that your home Vegan?
It's Philosophy Explorer's house.
WOW.
Paulol, it's not true.

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by PauloL » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:02 am

But I believe Vegan.

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:04 am

PauloL wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:02 am
But I believe Vegan.
Do you believe in Santa Claus too? What difference does that make?

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:49 am

Hobbes' Choice wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:52 pm
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 pm
PauloL wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:08 pm
Is that your home Vegan?
It's Philosophy Explorer's house.
you mean. THIS?
https://nt.greenfingers.com/images/prod ... 208D_L.jpg
You live dangerously good Sir. :twisted:

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:52 am

PauloL wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:56 am
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 pm
PauloL wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:08 pm
Is that your home Vegan?
It's Philosophy Explorer's house.
WOW.
Is that a good 'WOW', or 'What a tacky, tasteless, one-step-up-from-a-trailer 'architectural' abomination' kind of 'WOW'?

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:57 am

vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:52 am
PauloL wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:56 am
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:39 pm


It's Philosophy Explorer's house.
WOW.
Is that a good 'WOW', or 'What a tacky, tasteless, one-step-up-from-a-trailer 'architectural' abomination' kind of 'WOW'?
You finally figured out how to spell architectural. Now if only you can mature.

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Re: Great Works of Art

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:31 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:57 am
vegetariantaxidermy wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:52 am
PauloL wrote:
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:56 am


WOW.
Is that a good 'WOW', or 'What a tacky, tasteless, one-step-up-from-a-trailer 'architectural' abomination' kind of 'WOW'?
You finally figured out how to spell architectural. Now if only you can mature.

PhilX 🇺🇸
You are so stupid you probably think it's a spelling error. At least I have enough intelligence to tell when something is a typo or just idiocy.

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