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    You are most likely correct... A few other thoughts that occur to me then are these: --how many people who sit with us in class are posters who have no desire
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      You are most likely correct...
      A few other thoughts that occur to me then are these:

      --how many people who sit with us in class are "posters who have no
      desire for dialogue"?

      --...and yet we remain open to the possibilities!

      --...while we cultivate the teachable moments...


      Brian





      --- In SACC-L@yahoogroups.com, Linda Light <ldlight10@...> wrote:
      >
      > I'm sure the poster has no desire for dialog!
      > Linda
      >
      > "Lynch, Brian M" <blynch@...> wrote:
      > Every so often in one of my courses I'll use material
      that might
      > otherwise get surprised looks from colleagues-"Why are you using
      THAT in
      > your class?"
      >
      > I use things like this deliberately (Like certain ethnographic
      videos,
      > or dated ethnographies etc.) ; they are "teachable moments" on so
      many
      > levels. This kind of post from our recent contributor I seriously
      do
      > find less intrusive (less "spam-like") than the stuff that is
      hawking
      > quick diplomas or Viagra-like substances etc.
      >
      > If the poster genuinely wanted to dialogue, that would be even
      > better....
      >
      > Brian
      >
      > ________________________________
      >
      > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf
      > Of Linda Light
      > Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 11:18 AM
      > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [SACC-L] - Repent, Completely trust in God only and,
      Love
      > Him with all of your heart.
      >
      > Dorothy,
      > I'd love to hear about what you plan to do with this in class!
      > Linda
      >
      > Dorothy Davis DDBRUNER <ddbruner@... <mailto:ddbruner%40uncg.edu> >
      > wrote:
      > Call me a cultural anthropologist, but I'm going to use it in
      > class!!!!!
      >
      > Dorothy Davis
      > Anthropology Department
      > UNCG
      > Tel- 256-1099
      >
      > Complex Mechanism <complex2007a@...
      > <mailto:complex2007a%40yahoo.com> >
      > Sent by: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SACC-L%40yahoogroups.com>
      > 04/03/2007 06:28 PM
      > Please respond to
      > SACC-L@yahoogroups.com <mailto:SACC-L%40yahoogroups.com>
      >
      > To
      > complex2007a@... <mailto:complex2007a%40yahoo.com>
      > cc
      >
      > Subject
      > [SACC-L] - Repent, Completely trust in God only and, Love Him with
      all
      > of
      > your heart.
      >
      > ---------------
      > If you are an atheist, please read the section below with the
      title "Why
      >
      > Atheism and Evolution are not good ideas."
      >
      > All those who have sinned deserve to suffer in Hell forever.
      >
      > Therefore...
      >
      > 1. Repent (be truly sorry for your sins and do your best to stop
      > sinning).
      >
      > 2. Trust completely in the Lord only, and do not trust in your own
      self.
      >
      > 3. Love the Lord your God with all of your heart.
      >
      > The Lord sent His only Son (the Lord Jesus Christ), to suffer and
      die on
      >
      > the cross, to pay for the sins of those who trust in Him. His blood
      > poured
      > out, and it can clean away our sins. He was buried, then lived
      again
      > after
      > three days. Human works and Human efforts cannot save your soul.
      The
      > gift
      > of God is eternal life to those who completely trust in Him.
      >
      > Human beings are totally corrupt, but thankfully the Lord owns and
      > controls all things. If He did not decide to save us from our
      sins, we
      > will all be in Hell. Thank the Lord if He has chosen you unto
      salvation,
      >
      > and if His Spirit has transformed your "heart" so that you can
      trust in
      > Him.
      >
      > By the way, Spontaneous Generation is impossible. Therefore, God
      created
      >
      > the heaven and the earth, including all living things. Those who
      do not
      > believe in God must also repent.
      >
      > Repent, Trust, and Love. The Lord's will be done.
      >
      > You may distribute or share this article for the glory of the Lord.
      >
      > ---------------
      > Why Atheism and "Evolution" are not good ideas:
      > A. Spontaneous generation is impossible.
      > B. Science cannot create nor totally destroy energy/matter. All
      honest
      > physicists know that the universe is not permanent, and it surely
      had a
      > beginning.
      > C. Science cannot "resurrect" the clinically dead.
      > D. There is order in the universe, not "random chaos"
      nor "chances."
      > Also,
      > there is only one universe.
      > E. All those who have sinned deserve to suffer in Hell forever.
      Atheism
      > is
      > a terrible risk.
      > F. Humans have a conscience, morals, and advanced intelligence,
      > different
      > from animals or beasts.
      > G. Mutations are harmful and deadly, not useful as "evolution"
      requires.
      >
      > Cancer is an example of a mutation.
      > H. There is strong evidence of a global flood in the past, when
      layers
      > were formed quickly and catastrophically.
      > I. Livings things are amazingly complex, including cells, many of
      which
      > appear more "advanced" than modern space shuttles. Either
      the "aliens"
      > designed humans, or a super-natural God did.
      > J. Scientists cannot agree on the age of the Earth. There is
      strong
      > evidence that the Earth is only thousands of years old.
      > K. Archaeology and history prove that humanity has been here for
      only
      > thousands of years (4000-6000 years).
      > L. Fossils reveal "large versions" of modern-day creatures. There
      were
      > dragonfiles with wing spans 3 feet long, which lived in the past.
      > M. Evolution is highly questionable, and is a myth. The
      evolutionary
      > idea
      > that "fishes grew legs," and "mice grew wings" sounds mythical.
      Also,
      > the
      > theory must include "other creatures" such as the centaur (human-
      horse),
      >
      > mermaids, chimeras, fire-breathing comodo dragons, and gryphons
      > (lion-like
      > eagles).
      > N. Scientists can use fraudulent or "biased" data. They cannot be
      > trusted.
      > O. DNA is a language. Languages require Intelligence. Therefore,
      an
      > Intelligent Being made the DNA (language).
      > P. Other reasons.
      > ---------------
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