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"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Alright, back to reality. Show of hands here for all cradle to grave evangelicals who see this, does this article describe your Dad while you were growing up? Child centered family? Ha. This is a generational thing and few previous generations of evangelicals would have even considered such a concept! That sounds harsh, but I believe it's true. The church has changed in the last 40 years for better and for worse. If anything, parents were even more fearful of invasion of an incidious outside secular culture in the '60's than today.


"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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Child centered family? Ha. This is a generational thing and few previous generations of evangelicals would have even considered such a concept!

Yeah, that's a doozy of an assertion for anyone, Christian or non-Christian. "Child-centered" is the last thing a family ought to be -- a point that Jonathan Rosemond repeats constantly. He's made me a believer.


"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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