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The 2006 Arts & Faith Top100 List of Spiritually Significant Films


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The Invisible Man wrote:

: I use "lol" as I would a smiley, simply to indicate that I am trying to be friendly, or if I want the person

: to whom I am replying to know that I am typing with a smile on my face.

FWIW, Invisible Man, I have always found it a little off-putting when people type "LOL" in response to their own remarks -- laughing at their own jokes, as it were. Smileys are much, much better, because they reach out to people and they reflect what goes on in actual conversations. I don't think I'd want to have too many conversations with a person who was always "laughing out loud" at his own jokes.

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As I explained earlier, I use "lol" to indicate that my comments are meant to be good natured or ironic. I certainly don't want people to think that I am being smug or self-congratulatory. When I used to chat (in chatrooms, I mean), I frequently found that friendly teasing could be misinterpreted if a "lol" was omitted. I will try to remember to cut them out and use smilies instead as per your recommendation.

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We are part of the generation in which the image has triumphed over the word, when the visual is dominant over the verbal and where entertainment drowns out exposition. We may go so far as to claim that we live in an age of the image which is also the age of anti-word and potentially is the age of the lie. ~ Os Guiness

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17)

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Tanks!

FWIW, Invisible Man, I have always found it a little off-putting when people type "LOL" in response to their own remarks -- laughing at their own jokes, as it were. Smileys are much, much better, because they reach out to people and they reflect what goes on in actual conversations. I don't think I'd want to have too many conversations with a person who was always "laughing out loud" at his own jokes.

Not that you're nit-picking, or anything lol. :D

My name is Darth Vader. I come from the planet Vulcan.

- Back to the Future

To me, truth is not some vague, foggy notion. Truth is real. And at the same time, unreal. Fiction and fact and everything in between, plus some other things I can't remember; all rolled into one big "thing." This is truth, to me.

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Thanks for getting this up, Alan.

It looks like you've got The Song of Bernadette listed twice - at #2 and #99.

All great art is pared down to the essential.
--Henri Langlois

 

Movies are not barium enemas, you're not supposed to get them over with as quickly as possible.

--James Gray

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