Works with video also ... example is the Orthodox Prelates
 doing a Liturgy that I posted the other day.


---In, <noozguru@...> wrote:

 Thanks.  That'll probably help some other folks who would like to insert a 
graphic without using a link.  Rich text previously didn't allow that.
 On 11/09/2013 02:43 PM, emptybill@... mailto:emptybill@... wrote:
   I just dropped it into the rich text reply and then added the text 
 All done in Firefox. 
<noozguru@...> mailto:noozguru@... wrote:
 So were you able to just drop the imagine into the rich text editor or did you 
convert it to a Base64 encoding and paste it in with the use HTML checked?
 On 11/09/2013 09:40 AM, emptybill@... mailto:emptybill@... wrote:
   "Ego" just means "I". The only people I know without
 an "I" are Tralfamadorians. 
 It was The Gospel From Outer Space, by Kilgore Trout. It was about a visitor 
from outer space... [who] made a serious study of Christianity, to learn, if he could, why 
Christians found it so easy to be cruel. He concluded that at least part of the 
trouble was slipshod storytelling in the New Testament. He supposed that the 
intent of the Gospels was to teach people, among other things, to be merciful, even to the lowest of the low. But the 
Gospels actually taught this:
 Before you kill somebody, make absolutely sure he isn't well connected. So it 
 The flaw in the Christ stories, said the 
visitor from outer space, was that Christ, who didn't look like much, was 
actually the Son of the Most Powerful Being in the Universe Readers understood that, so, when they 
came to the crucifixion, they naturally thought...: Oh, boy — they sure picked 
the wrong guy to lynch that time! And that thought had a brother: "There are 
right people to lynch." Who? People not well connected. So it goes.
 The visitor from outer space made a gift to Earth of a new Gospel. In it, 
Jesus really was a nobody, and a pain in the 
neck to a lot of people with better connections than he had. He still got to 
say all the lovely and puzzling things he said in the other Gospels.
 So the people amused themselves one day by nailing him to a cross and planting 
the cross in the ground. There couldn't possibly be any repercussions, the 
lynchers thought. The reader would have to think that too, since the Gospel 
hammered home again and again what a nobody Jesus was.
 And then, just before the nobody died, the heavens opened up, and there was 
thunder and lightning The voice of God came crashing down. He 
told the people that he was adopting the bum as his son, giving him the full 
powers and privileges of the Son of the Creator of the Universe throughout all 
eternity God said this: From this moment 
on, He will punish anybody who torments a bum who has no connections!
<turquoiseb@...> mailto:turquoiseb@... wrote:
 --- In, 
 > Fundies don't believe they have a "right" but rather an obligation
 > to save us from ourselves. They love us so much that they want
 > us to become like them.
 You can use the word "fundies" if you want; I'll stick with
 the word I used -- evangelists. And yes, I meant to use that
 word, not "evangelicals." I would feel the same way about
 them if they were evangelizing Islam, or Judaism, or
 Hinduism, or Buddhism, or atheism.
 I think it's *just swell* that people believe what they believe.
 If these beliefs makes them happy, cool. If, as with some
 religions, these beliefs make them miserable, that's cool,
 too IMO. Let them be as happy or as miserable as they
 want with their belief system.
 But the moment they try to make it *my* belief system,
 they have crossed a line. And IMO that line is structured
 not in consciousness but in ego. As you put it, they want
 others to become "just like them."
 The HUBRIS of that. The EGO of that. It's astounding.
 > ---In, 
 > turquoiseb@ wrote:
 > --- In, 
 > wrote:
 > >
 > > Sorry, forgot to use the Rich Text editor for this NYTimes link:
 > >
 > >\
 > > The dude who wrote the HuffPo article is a little verklempt. It's
 not Evangelicalism per se that's stupid, it's the stupid people who are
 > Meanwhile, back in the real world:
 > The problem is evangelism, believing that you have the *right*
 > to change another person's beliefs to further your own.

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