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James Gillen

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James Gillen last won the day on July 31 2005

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About James Gillen

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    Godless Killing Machine
  • Birthday 11/15/1966

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  1. "Don't look at me like that, there were a ton of hints on this one."
  2. Re: Order of the Stick Casting Poison on a Dwarf. Really? JG
  3. Re: A Thread for Random Videos Adam Sandler IS Bullwinkle!
  4. Re: Musings on Random Musings Or Johnny Carson. JG
  5. Re: Musings on Random Musings They sure do. JG
  6. Re: A Thread for Random Videos "Never bring a knifechuck to a gunchuck fight."
  7. Re: A Thread for Random Videos Bach. The way it was meant to be played.
  8. Re: A Thread for Random Videos They probably think Americans wouldn't relate to guys whose cars can spew caviar slicks. JG
  9. Re: Order of the Stick That would be neat. JG
  10. Re: Musings on Random Musings No, more like impractical to the point of impossibility. That could be counted as an example. Jesus was clearly more willing to die than to shed someone else's blood. But Christian doctrine does recognize a "just war" concept. So on one level that's reconciling the ideal to reality. On the other hand, it's failing to acknowledge that the ideal either is not being practiced sincerely or CANNOT be practiced sincerely. JG
  11. Re: A Thread for Random Videos "Happy Valentine's Day."
  12. Re: Musings on Random Musings There is some accuracy to the statement that "all Western philosophy is basically the footnotes and commentary to Plato." Unfortunately, Plato was the first major philosopher to promote the concept that the Ideal was not only a model to emulate in physical existence, but ontologically more REAL than physical existence, meaning that any fool with an Ideal could promote a way of living completely at odds with the needs of existence and get people to follow it, and any attempt to argue with it on the grounds that it didn't fit the physical world was considered ultimate evidence of its worth. To give an idea of how this actually plays out, read "The Emperor's New Clothes." Or the history of the Catholic Church. JG
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