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Mon Mar 9, 2015, 11:33 PM

An American goes to Iran:

and he gives a lecture about his travels.



I posted this because I think this is a very important issue. IRanians are human beings. They live in a theological society. This is a report from a person (who I admit, I admire) that lives in our country.

Iran is not just its politics. It's not only its government.

And we can learn a lot about this lecture.



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delrem Mar 2015 #1
mikeysnot Mar 2015 #2
FailureToCommunicate Mar 2015 #3
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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 01:18 AM

1. "They live in a theological society"

From wiki:

""In God We Trust" was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956 as an alternative or replacement to the unofficial motto of E pluribus unum, which was adopted when the Great Seal of the United States was created and adopted in 1782.[1][2] Secularists have expressed objections to its use, and have sought to have the religious reference removed from the currency.[3]

"In God we trust" first appeared on U.S. coins in 1864[4] and has appeared on paper currency since 1957. A law passed by the 84th Congress (P.L. 84-140) and approved by the President on July 30, 1956, the President approved a Joint Resolution of the 84th Congress, declaring IN GOD TRUST the national motto of the United States. IN GOD WE TRUST was first used on paper money in 1957, when it appeared on the one-dollar silver certificate. The first paper currency bearing the motto entered circulation on October 1, 1957"

Enough said?

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 08:37 AM

2. Rick is the shit!

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Response to Raine1967 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 09:58 AM

3. Rick was already seated in 1st class as I headed past him toward steerage class on a flight to

Atlanta recently. I didn't have a chance to stop and thank him for all the years of great travel advice, and to mention how he looks exactly like my late brother.

I like what he says here about theocracy and a top-down religious state with even a caution to religiously intolerant zealots in this country... at about 37:00 in the talk.

Thanks for posting this charming piece, Raine.

-F2C

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 10, 2015, 10:13 AM

4. You are very welcome FTC.

With all the stuff going on regarding the Iran Talks, I think this is very timely. Glad you were able to take the time to view it.

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