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As dangerous as Anitifa and some others can be, I think they're actually less dangerous to other on the left who may want to manipulate the American electorate.  I'm thinking of the people who seem to have pulled the strings behind the scenes in the months after the election and before the Inauguration, and then into Trump's Presidency.  It was pretty bad how much leaking went on in those early days, and I can't but help think they were done to help cripple Trump's mandate. 
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Yes America will break apart.  The fractures in American society are becoming more pronounced with each passing day.  It has nothing to do with Donald J. Trump either.  The divides were there to begin with, and the unique figure that Trump is only brings them to the forefront in little jabs and agitations.  The real powder keg issues are abortion, gun control, and gay marriage.  America nearly fell apart during the 1960's and the Vietnam Era still not that long ago.  The Silent Majority who elected Trump have laid down the gauntlet to the Left, and now are emboldened to speak out against political correctness and other rubbish.  On the other side is Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the socialists, and the other fringe alternative leftist groups who cannot stand Christianity or the traditional American heritage/ethos.
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New Testament Studies / Working Out One's Salvation
« Last post by Donald Baker on August 16, 2018, 08:28:00 PM »
Philippians 2:12 says, "Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,"  English Standard Version

What does this verse mean to you?
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Business & Money / Re: Did Jesus Try To "Market" His Ministry Or Did Paul?
« Last post by Phidippides on August 13, 2018, 11:54:31 PM »
This sounds a lot like something I read in a book on American history when I was in grade school.  I can't remember who it was, but some (early twentieth century?) historical figure said that Christ was the best salesMan in history, presumably because he had his 12 "employees" and he was able to market his message to great extent.

Frankly, I'm not really a fan of framing Christianity in business terms, though I can definitely understand the comparison.
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We all know that the Founding Fathers used Lockean ideological principles to justify their drive for independence from England, and that those same principles were incorporated into the Constitution as well.  But has America moved away from John Locke, and now embraced the "Leviathan" of Thomas Hobbes?  Primarily, I mean the concentration of governmental power and authority not based on any reliance or accountability to God as Locke once argued. Or is America morphing into something else entirely?  If so what?
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Business & Money / Did Jesus Try To "Market" His Ministry Or Did Paul?
« Last post by Donald Baker on August 13, 2018, 08:43:27 PM »
Was the Sermon on the Mount a "marketing campaign?"  How about when he raised Lazarus from the dead?  Was the Golden Rule a marketing slogan?  Or did Paul do the best door to door marketing campaign in the history of the world?  If you were a marketing graduate student, how would you market what would become Christianity in the days just after Jesus died on the cross?
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Business & Money / Re: MBA program
« Last post by Donald Baker on August 11, 2018, 07:17:59 AM »
Well I scored lower than a 500.  That is one hard test.
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Business & Money / Re: MBA program
« Last post by Phidippides on August 10, 2018, 08:50:53 PM »
How could you "fail the GMAT"?  I thought it's all graded on a scale and not pass/fail. 

Incidentally, I'm sure it will help you out long-term.  I haven't really directly used my MBA to get ahead but in my current teaching position my MBA has enabled me to teach a business class, so that's a plus.  :D
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Business & Money / Re: MBA program
« Last post by Donald Baker on August 10, 2018, 08:21:53 PM »
It wasn't hard to get back into going. I failed the GMAT twice but they still admitted me...I guess because the enrollment  was down.  I won't say I love it but I think it will payoff in the end.
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Business & Money / Re: MBA program
« Last post by Phidippides on August 10, 2018, 05:25:34 PM »
That's good.  Was it hard to return to school or was it not that bad?
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