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Postby Omega Amen » Wed May 12, 2004 11:59 am

Well, now that I am taking a break (sort of), I have just started reading a compilation of essays by C.S. Lewis called, "God in the Dock."
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Postby ThaKladd » Wed May 12, 2004 12:19 pm

today I started to read C. S. Lewis book, Mere Christianity :)
We in our foolishness thought we were wise
He played the fool and He opened our eyes
We in our weakness believed we were strong
He became helpless to show we were wrong
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Postby Zilch » Thu May 13, 2004 4:55 am

I'm reading "Mariel of Redwall" by Brian Jacques.
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Postby Ingemar » Thu May 13, 2004 10:14 am

Dante's Inferno
Job 7:16

I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone, for my days are but a breath.
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Postby Technomancer » Fri May 14, 2004 5:37 am

I'll be taking the train to Montreal in a few days, so I picked up some books to pass the time:

"The New Life" by Orhan Pamuk
and "NP" by Banana Yoshimoto
The scientific method," Thomas Henry Huxley once wrote, "is nothing but the normal working of the human mind." That is to say, when the mind is working; that is to say further, when it is engaged in corrrecting its mistakes. Taking this point of view, we may conclude that science is not physics, biology, or chemistry—is not even a "subject"—but a moral imperative drawn from a larger narrative whose purpose is to give perspective, balance, and humility to learning.

Neil Postman
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Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge

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Postby Straylight » Fri May 14, 2004 6:13 pm

"Nanosystems: molecular machinery, manufacturing, and computation" by K. Eric Drexler :eh: :)
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Postby cbwing0 » Fri May 14, 2004 7:03 pm

I'm about halfway through the "Nibelungenlied."

So far, it is a very interesting book that shows the dark side of chivalry. ;)
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Postby Locke » Fri May 14, 2004 10:22 pm

HALO: The Flood

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Postby Ashley » Fri May 14, 2004 11:01 pm

The Merchant of Vengeance by Simon Hawke, one of four similiarly titled historical fiction/mysteries (the others are the Slaying of the Shrew, A Mystery of Errors, and Much Ado About Murder) following young William Shakespeare and his friend Tuck Smythe as they find themseves "up to their jerkins in murder". Really great series for anyone who likes historical fiction, or who knows anything about Shakesperean plays. See also the Julian Kestrel Mystery series.

'Tis a good read, friends!
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Postby Destroyer2000 » Sun May 16, 2004 6:08 pm

"Dragon's Dawn" by Anne McAffrey.
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Postby DragonSlayer » Fri May 21, 2004 10:00 am

"The Halfing's Gem" by R.A. Salvatore
Dont ever doubt God. He can help when thing even are impossible for a Human to work out.God can help us with everything, no matter how long it takes, how much it may seem he's not doing, never doubt God.
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Postby cbwing0 » Fri May 21, 2004 11:40 am

"The Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties," by Gleason Archer.
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Postby SManBeyond » Tue May 25, 2004 7:45 pm

"A Call to Spiritual Reformation" by D.A. Carson, which is an analysis of Paul's prayers throughout his letters to the churches

"The Abolition of Man" by C.S. Lewis, which explains how education develops man's sense of morality
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Postby Ingemar » Sat May 29, 2004 10:13 pm

The Decameron by Giovanni Bocaccio
The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel (I've actually read this before, but I'm reading it again because many of the objections adressed in this book are the same ones I had when I was suffering from skepticism).
Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias

I just finished reading most of Dante's Inferno, and the final portions of the same author's Purgatory and Paradise.
Job 7:16

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Postby uc pseudonym » Sun May 30, 2004 5:26 am

I was on a trip, so...

Basic Writings of Nietzsche (by the same, translated by Walter Kaufmann)
Five Dialogues (Plato, translated by GMA Grube)
Quite a bit of manga

...from even a cursory reading, I already dislike Nietzsche quite strongly.
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Postby Ingemar » Sun May 30, 2004 2:53 pm

>...from even a cursory reading, I already dislike Nietzsche quite strongly.
Why?

Are you biased? Then again, it is necessary, once you have a firm Foundation, that you keep it. If you dislike him for his atheism, I do not blame you. Or is there another reason?
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Postby uc pseudonym » Sun May 30, 2004 3:15 pm

My reasons would be his writing style (as much as can be properly translated, that is) and his methods of logic. I will admit I am biased, as I did not enjoy what I saw of his work before I seriously read it (primarily quoted by obnoxious atheists). However, I do not feel it was a severe enough bias to have prevented me from enjoying a potentially interesting author. But to each his own.
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Postby Betafish » Sun May 30, 2004 6:03 pm

Deliver Us From Evil by Cindy Jacobs. It's a book for Christians to learn about the occult influences invading our society and home, and them putting a stop to it.
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Postby cbwing0 » Mon May 31, 2004 7:09 am

I just started "Small Wars: There Principles and Practice" by C.E. Callwell. It is an interesting book on military strategy from the early 20th century that is becoming much more relevant now than it was in its own day. :thumb:
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Postby antefurem » Mon May 31, 2004 1:11 pm

A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar

... Well, I saw the movie, so I figure I'll read the book.

Mr. Nash is an interesting man, indeed.
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Postby Kokhiri Sojourn » Mon May 31, 2004 5:08 pm

Just finished "The Piano Shop on the Left Bank," by Thad Carhart, and it has gotten me back into loving piano enough to practice on my weak points after a long absence from the instrument in any kind of serious aspect.

I am currently reading "A Distant Grief," by F. Kefa Sempangi, about Christian martyrdom in Uganda, and also O. Palmer Robertson's "Christ and the Covenants." A good change of pace from all the fiction and manga I've been reading.

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Postby AngelSakura » Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:25 pm

Everworld, K.A. Applegate. I adored Animorphs, so I went for this.
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Postby Bobtheduck » Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:34 pm

Now that I am done listening to OotP, I'm gonna pick up where I left off in "Fellowship of the Ring" which would be the Council of Elrond. I think I will be able to sit through his grandiose language this time...
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Postby bigsleepj » Tue Jun 01, 2004 4:53 pm

"To the white Sea" by James Dicky, a rather disturbing story of a US airman, indifferent to life and death, making his way through WW2 Tokyo after being shot down. So far one of the best written books I've read in my whole life...but the character's world view is deplorable.
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Postby SwordSkill » Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:37 am

Finished Haruki Murakami's After the Quake.

Currently - The Sandman: Book of Dreams.

Not the actual graphic novel. It's a published collection of Sandman fanfics written by "mainstream" authors, edited by Gaiman. XD Lucky people.

From the back: There is a dark king who rules our dreams from a place of shadows and fantastic things. He is Morpheus, the lord of dreams. Older than humankind itself, he inhabits - along with Destniy, Death, Destruction, Desire, Despair, and Delirium, his Endless sisters and brothers - the realm of human consciousness. His powers are myth and nightmare - inspiration, pleasures, and punishments manifested beneath the blanketing mist of sleep. Surrender to him now.
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Postby uc pseudonym » Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:23 am

All of The Sandman series is pretty interesting. Some of them I really liked, in that they're full of allusions to dozens of literary works and require actual intelligence to read. Others, however, bored me rather quickly due to the nature of that within. They are definitely strange cases.
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Postby thalia » Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:17 pm

I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the fourth time! Gosh...I love those books! Now I'm reading If I Pay Thee Not in Gold by Piers Anthony and Mercedes Lackey...my friend, who's a big Anthony fan, suggested it to me and let me borrow his copy...
Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow

Life is very long

Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow

For Thine is the Kingdom

For Thine is
Life is
For Thine is the

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but with a whimper.


-from T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men"
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Postby EvilSporkofDoom » Thu Jun 10, 2004 8:39 am

I'm re-reading through parts of the 5th Harry Potter book.. <3<3 Harry Potter ^_^
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Postby uc pseudonym » Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:55 pm

In my spare time I read through the current volumes of Scion and Sojourn. Good books but quick reads.
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Postby Ingemar » Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:14 pm

Socrates Meets Jesus by Peter Kreeft
Job 7:16

I loathe my life; I would not live forever. Let me alone, for my days are but a breath.
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