Other Jesus-like figures?
Posted: 20 February 2005 01:39 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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Harris talked about Jesus being a very wise and insightful literary or historical figure. But he also said that there were thousands of other people like Jesus that we could draw moral inspiration from.

I agree with him. Here are a few people to come to my mind:

Shakespear
Emily Dickerson
Emerson
Ghandi
Martin Luther King

Who would you add to this list?

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Posted: 20 February 2005 03:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Buddah
Satchel Paige (Don’t look back, somethin’ might be gainin’ on ya’)
Yogi (It aint over till its over)
Wee Willy Keeler (Hit ‘em where they aint)

And my personal all-time favorite:

General McAuliffe, the American commander at Bastogne when asked by the Germans (who surrounded the town during the battle of the bulge) to surrender his forces, and the town: (“Nuts”)

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Posted: 02 March 2005 01:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Why not the Stoicians as Ciceron. One of them said: by obeying your father, you just obey to another human being, by philosopheing you obey to wisdom. The choice for me is simple. Why not those 18th century’s humanists as Voltaire or Rousseau? They are so many writers, emblematic figures, movies who have (if i can say) enlighten my live.

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Posted: 23 May 2005 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Devil Soldier: The American Soldier of Fortune Who Became a God In China by Caleb Carr

This is a great read about a forthwright guy who changed the nature of warfare and morality in China.  Amazing what this guy did in just a few years.

The Journey and Ordeal of Cabeza de Vaca : His Account of the Disastorous First European Exploration of the American Southwest by Cabeza de Vaca

A short book about a guy who became a healer lost in the Southwest back in the early 1500’s.  A real good look at indigenous peoples.

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Posted: 23 May 2005 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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The Prophet Kahlil Gibran

An Odor of Sanctity   Frank Yerby

Samuel Clemens   The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, and The Diary of Adam

Voltaire

Ghandi

oh has to be a ton more = )

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Posted: 24 May 2005 05:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not shout
I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town.

He’s making a list,
He’s checking it twice
Goin’ find out who’s naughty or nice
Santa CLaus is coming to town.

He sees you when your sleeping,
He know if your awake,
He know if you been bad or good,
So be good for goodness sake.

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