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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1891 on: May 20, 2018, 06:15:10 AM »
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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« Reply #1892 on: May 20, 2018, 10:23:22 AM »


And it is not coincidental that this is the Chaplain we're quoting here. They help us to create God in our own image.
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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1893 on: May 24, 2018, 07:45:19 PM »


When doors are outlawed only outlaws will have doors.
And of course, if there is only one exit, all a terrorist has to do is fire-bomb it to really rack up the casualty count....
Making pigs fly is easy... that is, of course, after you have built the catapult....

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1894 on: May 28, 2018, 05:50:19 PM »


Cadet Bone Spurs strikes again.
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1895 on: May 29, 2018, 07:09:39 PM »
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1896 on: May 29, 2018, 07:35:16 PM »
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1897 on: May 29, 2018, 07:48:26 PM »
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1898 on: May 30, 2018, 03:57:41 AM »
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1899 on: May 30, 2018, 03:11:50 PM »
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1900 on: May 31, 2018, 09:31:43 AM »
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1901 on: May 31, 2018, 09:46:26 AM »


An evangelical university is helping make a film that implies God chose Trump
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/an-evangelical-university-is-helping-make-a-film-that-implies-god-chose-trump/ar-AAy0TGr?ocid=sf

Liberty University students and faculty are making The Trump Prophecy.

Students at Jerry Falwell’s evangelical Liberty University are helping produce a film that argues Trump’s presidency was divinely foretold.

According to the Christian Post, dozens of students and a number of staff members at Liberty University will be collaborating on a movie: The Trump Prophecy. The film tells the story of Florida firefighter Mark Taylor, who says that God told him that Donald Trump would become president. He adapted his testimony into a book with a small Christian publishing house.

Liberty students and staff regularly work on Christian-themed films as a form of career-development-training, with about one film made per year in partnership with outside film companies, according to the Christian Post. Previous faith-based films have included relatively anodyne fare like Extraordinary, the story of a Christian couple running a marathon together. The Trump Prophecy is funded and produced by Charlotte-based ReelWorks Studios, with a budget of about $2 million.

But an explicitly political film, suggesting that Donald Trump’s presidency was divinely ordained, is striking for the university.

It is not, however, surprising. Over the past few years, Jerry Falwell Jr.’s vocal support for Trump has often put him at odds with faculty and the university’s students. Last year, an anti-Trump pastor was booted off campus after coming to pray with students, while earlier this year, a progressive Christian protest at Lynchburg vocally denounced Falwell’s pro-Trump and GOP-specific policies.

Particularly notable about the Trump Prophecy is the fusion of evangelical attitudes. Liberty is an institution often associated with the “traditional” evangelical community — founder Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority.

Meanwhile, the Trump prophesy narrative is more common among evangelicals associated with what is known as the New Apostolic Reformation: a loosely-conceived umbrella group of Christians that tend to focus on the power of individual prophecy and the authority of charismatic leadership figures believed to be possessed of distinct spiritual gifts. (Paula White, the prosperity gospel preacher who is one of the most influential members of Trump’s unofficial evangelical advisory council, is associated with this movement.)

The idea that Trump is a prophesied figure — often compared to the Persian King Cyrus — is a ubiquitous one in those circles (Lance Wallnau, another self-proclaimed prophet, made that very case on Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network during the presidential election campaign.)

The head of the university’s Cinematic Arts department, Stephan Schultze, told the Christian Post that the film is not political, but rather a celebration of the power of prayer and Christian faith. “[People] have come together in the recognition that those prayers have value and build community and build a strong bond that allows for a president like Donald Trump to be elected. It created a bond within the Christian community.”

In a statement from earlier in production emailed to Vox, Liberty stressed that the film work was voluntary. “Liberty University’s School of Cinematic Arts is collaborating with a prominent filmmaker on a movie based on the book The Trump Prophecies. While the university sees this as an excellent opportunity for film students to gain real world experience, students’ participation in this film is voluntary. No student is being forced to work on this film. Those who choose not to have already been told they can work on other projects with no impact to their grades or to their progress toward graduation.”

The film is currently in postproduction and will be released in autumn.
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1902 on: May 31, 2018, 10:02:41 AM »


An evangelical university is helping make a film that implies God chose Trump
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/an-evangelical-university-is-helping-make-a-film-that-implies-god-chose-trump/ar-AAy0TGr?ocid=sf

Liberty University students and faculty are making The Trump Prophecy.

Students at Jerry Falwell’s evangelical Liberty University are helping produce a film that argues Trump’s presidency was divinely foretold.

According to the Christian Post, dozens of students and a number of staff members at Liberty University will be collaborating on a movie: The Trump Prophecy. The film tells the story of Florida firefighter Mark Taylor, who says that God told him that Donald Trump would become president. He adapted his testimony into a book with a small Christian publishing house.

Liberty students and staff regularly work on Christian-themed films as a form of career-development-training, with about one film made per year in partnership with outside film companies, according to the Christian Post. Previous faith-based films have included relatively anodyne fare like Extraordinary, the story of a Christian couple running a marathon together. The Trump Prophecy is funded and produced by Charlotte-based ReelWorks Studios, with a budget of about $2 million.

But an explicitly political film, suggesting that Donald Trump’s presidency was divinely ordained, is striking for the university.

It is not, however, surprising. Over the past few years, Jerry Falwell Jr.’s vocal support for Trump has often put him at odds with faculty and the university’s students. Last year, an anti-Trump pastor was booted off campus after coming to pray with students, while earlier this year, a progressive Christian protest at Lynchburg vocally denounced Falwell’s pro-Trump and GOP-specific policies.

Particularly notable about the Trump Prophecy is the fusion of evangelical attitudes. Liberty is an institution often associated with the “traditional” evangelical community — founder Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority.

Meanwhile, the Trump prophesy narrative is more common among evangelicals associated with what is known as the New Apostolic Reformation: a loosely-conceived umbrella group of Christians that tend to focus on the power of individual prophecy and the authority of charismatic leadership figures believed to be possessed of distinct spiritual gifts. (Paula White, the prosperity gospel preacher who is one of the most influential members of Trump’s unofficial evangelical advisory council, is associated with this movement.)

The idea that Trump is a prophesied figure — often compared to the Persian King Cyrus — is a ubiquitous one in those circles (Lance Wallnau, another self-proclaimed prophet, made that very case on Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network during the presidential election campaign.)

The head of the university’s Cinematic Arts department, Stephan Schultze, told the Christian Post that the film is not political, but rather a celebration of the power of prayer and Christian faith. “[People] have come together in the recognition that those prayers have value and build community and build a strong bond that allows for a president like Donald Trump to be elected. It created a bond within the Christian community.”

In a statement from earlier in production emailed to Vox, Liberty stressed that the film work was voluntary. “Liberty University’s School of Cinematic Arts is collaborating with a prominent filmmaker on a movie based on the book The Trump Prophecies. While the university sees this as an excellent opportunity for film students to gain real world experience, students’ participation in this film is voluntary. No student is being forced to work on this film. Those who choose not to have already been told they can work on other projects with no impact to their grades or to their progress toward graduation.”

The film is currently in postproduction and will be released in autumn.

Whoever or what  ever is responsible, count me as one of  the thankful. The alternative was something else.

                                 

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1903 on: May 31, 2018, 10:10:41 AM »


An evangelical university is helping make a film that implies God chose Trump
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/an-evangelical-university-is-helping-make-a-film-that-implies-god-chose-trump/ar-AAy0TGr?ocid=sf

Liberty University students and faculty are making The Trump Prophecy.

Students at Jerry Falwell’s evangelical Liberty University are helping produce a film that argues Trump’s presidency was divinely foretold.

According to the Christian Post, dozens of students and a number of staff members at Liberty University will be collaborating on a movie: The Trump Prophecy. The film tells the story of Florida firefighter Mark Taylor, who says that God told him that Donald Trump would become president. He adapted his testimony into a book with a small Christian publishing house.

Liberty students and staff regularly work on Christian-themed films as a form of career-development-training, with about one film made per year in partnership with outside film companies, according to the Christian Post. Previous faith-based films have included relatively anodyne fare like Extraordinary, the story of a Christian couple running a marathon together. The Trump Prophecy is funded and produced by Charlotte-based ReelWorks Studios, with a budget of about $2 million.

But an explicitly political film, suggesting that Donald Trump’s presidency was divinely ordained, is striking for the university.

It is not, however, surprising. Over the past few years, Jerry Falwell Jr.’s vocal support for Trump has often put him at odds with faculty and the university’s students. Last year, an anti-Trump pastor was booted off campus after coming to pray with students, while earlier this year, a progressive Christian protest at Lynchburg vocally denounced Falwell’s pro-Trump and GOP-specific policies.

Particularly notable about the Trump Prophecy is the fusion of evangelical attitudes. Liberty is an institution often associated with the “traditional” evangelical community — founder Jerry Falwell’s Moral Majority.

Meanwhile, the Trump prophesy narrative is more common among evangelicals associated with what is known as the New Apostolic Reformation: a loosely-conceived umbrella group of Christians that tend to focus on the power of individual prophecy and the authority of charismatic leadership figures believed to be possessed of distinct spiritual gifts. (Paula White, the prosperity gospel preacher who is one of the most influential members of Trump’s unofficial evangelical advisory council, is associated with this movement.)

The idea that Trump is a prophesied figure — often compared to the Persian King Cyrus — is a ubiquitous one in those circles (Lance Wallnau, another self-proclaimed prophet, made that very case on Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network during the presidential election campaign.)

The head of the university’s Cinematic Arts department, Stephan Schultze, told the Christian Post that the film is not political, but rather a celebration of the power of prayer and Christian faith. “[People] have come together in the recognition that those prayers have value and build community and build a strong bond that allows for a president like Donald Trump to be elected. It created a bond within the Christian community.”

In a statement from earlier in production emailed to Vox, Liberty stressed that the film work was voluntary. “Liberty University’s School of Cinematic Arts is collaborating with a prominent filmmaker on a movie based on the book The Trump Prophecies. While the university sees this as an excellent opportunity for film students to gain real world experience, students’ participation in this film is voluntary. No student is being forced to work on this film. Those who choose not to have already been told they can work on other projects with no impact to their grades or to their progress toward graduation.”

The film is currently in postproduction and will be released in autumn.

Whoever or what  ever is responsible, count me as one of  the thankful. The alternative was something else.


And here's your reqality:

"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: The Daily Meme
« Reply #1904 on: May 31, 2018, 11:26:27 AM »
Our reality Surly.   

The Donald is your president too.   :emthup: ;D

 

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