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    The "free market" is a cruel myth.
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  1. I also posted this in the thread about The Book of Longings. A brief excerpt from the Book of Longings. Ana, now the wife of Jesus, speaking with her friend Tabitha, who had earlier in the book been raped. Because of the culture at the time, it was not acceptable for a woman to respond as Tabitha did. She was roughly 15 years old at the time and after the rape she was angry and shouted in the streets naming her rapist. Tabitha's father cut her tongue out and sold her into slavery. It was the only disturbing episode in the book up to this point (I'm 42 percent of the way through it). Ana a
  2. A brief excerpt from the Book of Longings. Ana, now the wife of Jesus, speaking with her friend Tabitha, who had earlier in the book been raped. Because of the culture at the time, it was not acceptable for a woman to respond as Tabitha did. She was roughly 15 years old at the time and after the rape she was angry and shouted in the streets naming her rapist. Tabitha's father cut her tongue out and sold her into slavery. It was the only disturbing episode in the book up to this point (I'm 42 percent of the way through it). Ana and Jesus found her near death on the road to Jerusalem for the Pas
  3. I hope for those who want to be enlightened to be able to endure the purge without substantive emotional damage.
  4. It might get some attention, but I don't think Colorado officials would appreciate the distraction it might be to drivers.
  5. Yes, they are associated. You need not wonder why or how, as answers abound in the historical record here. It may take a bit of patience, but you can find/figure it out.
  6. Again, why might you think there's reason to reassess anything when the whole idea is to let people tell their STORIES? If you don't want to tell us your story, that's no skin off my back.
  7. Do you really assume/surmise that telling the stories people tell on GSC are about "trying to get someone to settle their differences with someone else? Why might you have a hard time grasping that telling one's story or stories is about anything other than telling one's stories?
  8. Btw, it appears you've not had any significant contact in your life with journalists or historians. Of course, I could be wrong. However, journalists and historians tell the stories of what has happened. Humans are ALL about STORIES. What has been your experience with stories? Are you still IN twi? Just askin' ...
  9. Your empathy seems to be deficient. Your apparent need to pass judgment on people who post here more than makes up for it.
  10. For clarification, are you suggesting you know better what any person other than yourself is specifically responsible to do with her/his life, specifically? Your comments read like you are condemning GSC and the people who continue to contribute here long after leaving TWI. Is that what you intended? World population is now estimated by the United Nations to be 7.8 billion people. That could be quite a burden of oversight if that's what you're thinking.
  11. Though there is some humor in Ms. Kidd's book, that's not the thrust. It's really about the protagonist, Ana, a young woman wanting to find her voice in the world at that time.
  12. Meticulous anthropological and cultural research . To write a compelling novel about the subject, she would have to have deep and extensive background knowledge about the era and the cultural geography. Frankly, I find the story quite compelling. Kidd isn't proselytizing for or against Christianity. But she did imagine Jesus's humanity in greater depth and detail probably than anyone else in our contemporary times. Even if Jesus was/is both God and man, how much does anyone, even JW's or wayfers actually imagine his interaction with people except on the surface? That, anyway, i
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