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Mark Twain; 2nd hand beliefs & convictions

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by 45Auto, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. 45Auto

    45Auto Active Member

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    "In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing."
    - Autobiography of Mark Twain


    I have been observing this truth in modern times. With every other outlet of political spin spewing the same talking points. :rolleyes:

    Sam Clemens remains as much on target today as he was over 100 years ago. :D
  2. H-D

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    I get my beliefs 2nd hand from the Holy Bible
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    45 yes indeed , he spoke way too soon on many subjects ( just a private joke ) and is to me a very insightful gent to this day ..

    but H-D is also correct faith is personal , personal discovery of things and issues is very important , but a lot just do and follow what they are told ..
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