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Re: “YALLFest author Nic Stone asks the hard questions in her YA novel, Dear Martin

Inspired idea. I plan on going to hear her read.

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Posted by YumYum on November 13, 2017 at 8:30 AM
Posted by Aaron Wood on October 11, 2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “New coffee table book, Charleston: A Good Life, is nothing but moonlight and magnolias spin

Thanks for saving me the time and $ to read this self-inflated, superficial fantasy.

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Posted by Cynthia Wilson on October 11, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Re: “Jason Ryan spins the tale of the Lowcountry's gentlemen dope smugglers in Jackpot

The gentleman smugglers that Jason Ryan rolls about we're actually Southern gentleman... they were very business like Southern Men. After some of them got out of camp I used camp for lack of a better word... they came back to the island because they had not physically hurt anyone and rumors about why they would come back did occasionally come up in conversation. Some had wives and children then prosecutor McMaster now governor I think had a personal vendetta against them.

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Posted by Rick Willis on September 24, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen will hit the big screen soon

When is the movie being casted/coming out?

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Posted by Katie Richardson on September 9, 2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen will hit the big screen soon

In my opinion...
Nick Robinson should be Maven.
Adelaide Kane should be Mare.

Everyone else, I'm fine with it...

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Posted by Yasmine Almomani on July 16, 2017 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen will hit the big screen soon

Is there a reason that this book series is so much like the series The Grisha Trilogy and the Six of Crows series? Both of these series are from Leigh Bardugo. Victoria Aveyard even has two characters that are named Caz and Brecker, while in Leigh Bardugo's series Six of Crows, there is one character named Kaz Brekker. I was just wondering if Victoria and Leigh were, like, working together? Or did they copy each other? Just wondering.

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Posted by Avery36267 on June 22, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Re: “Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen will hit the big screen soon

I feel like i will die without another book or the movie, i have read Red Queen, Glass Sword, and King's Cage they were so amazing! I can't wait for the 4th book!

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Posted by Tiann Shipman on May 22, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen will hit the big screen soon

when is the movie going to happen???

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Posted by Genny Anderson on April 12, 2017 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen will hit the big screen soon

Can not wait for movie. I am reading the book right now in class for a project. We are suppost to read like 30 pages a day for 3 weeks but im already halfway through the book on my third day reading this! this is such a great book that makes you want to read it again and again.

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Posted by Christina Schoolcraft on April 7, 2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

For anything to be real, it must be composed of atoms and neutrons and such - physical matter, that is. Gods can ONLY be imagined - and feared where Christianity is concerned.

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Posted by tupper29406 on April 3, 2017 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

As is so often the case, the people who would most profit from reading this book are the last people on Earth who will do so.

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Posted by Richard S Russell on April 2, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

Yes, Ron, I have read that joke before. I sure wish there would be more common ground. But many Christians are prejudiced against atheists, thinking that since an atheist is not obeying any God, he or she must be more immoral than Christians. Many would not even vote for an atheist for President, or even other offices. Though some atheists are so extreme, they think all religions are dangerous. Meanwhile in the land of my birth, which is now the Czech Republic, atheists are frequently getting elected, no problem, after all only about 20% of Czechs are still Christian. And the murder rate in the Czech Republic is much lower than here in America. True, there is more corruption in the Czech Republic, but that is because it is a poorer country than America. In general, the poorer the country, the more corruption there, because the salaries are lower, so more temptation.

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Posted by Tom Martin on April 1, 2017 at 9:18 PM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

Lots of common ground to be found between Christians and Atheists - they don't believe in 99% of the same gods.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on April 1, 2017 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

Ian, gods could be real. Just because I haven't seen one, and you haven't seen one, does not prove that the likelihood of a god existing is infinitely small. And if there is an afterlife, and if it is better than this life, that would be great. I would love to meet my dead relatives again, or my dead dog too.

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Posted by Tom Martin on April 1, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

JAVSimson, you seem to be buying into the argumentum ad populum fallacy. The fact that lots of people throughout history were (and still are) superstitious is not evidence that gods are real. There is no evidence for the existence of any of the thousands of gods that people have manufactured to cover their ignorance, so there is no reason to believe.

There is as much evidence for the Tooth Fairy as there is for any god - i.e. none at all, and I'm sure you have no qualms about asserting that the Tooth Fairy doesn't exist. In fact, I suspect that you'd view an adult who professed belief in the Tooth Fairy to be delusional, despite the fact that you don't know for sure that she doesn't exist.

Why give a god more respect, when all the evidence shows that the likelihood of a god existing is infinitesimally small? Is it fear of the unknown? Fear of death? Hope for an afterlife? Because it's certainly not rational or honest to profess belief when all the evidence stands against the idea that gods are real.

Gods aren't real. Grow up!

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Posted by Ian Brett Cooper on March 30, 2017 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

Sorry, Ian Brett Cooper, but I believe that religious agnosticism is the only honest position to take when talking about "God." Since the idea of God--or gods--seems to have been around since before human language was first recorded (in stone or bone), it's hard to know exactly what "It" (that idea) refers to. We cannot know whether or not God (or gods) exist, nor how It/they are manifested, which is the essence of agnosticism.
I'm sure that Herb Silverman's book would be a worthwhile read, regardless of your belief system.

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Posted by JAVSimson on March 30, 2017 at 7:42 PM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

There has never been a valid figure for non believers and there never will be for valid reasons. (like decapitation or flaying for heretics and apostates) A goal for humanists is to find fellow men and women of like mind.

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Posted by Ardeth Patterson Norman on March 29, 2017 at 2:44 PM

Re: “Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

"I'm agnostic. I'm one of those wishy-washy irreligious folks who doesn't quite want to claim the title of "atheist.""

Okay, so if you aren't an atheist, which god do you believe in? Because agnosticism doesn't address the issue of faith - it's about knowledge, and EVERYONE is agnostic, whether they adopt the label or not, because it's impossible to know everything about anything.

You either believe in a god, or you don't. There is no wishy-washy middle ground.

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Posted by Ian Brett Cooper on March 29, 2017 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen will hit the big screen soon

Tru it's a nice read if you are I the young adult section of your life

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Posted by johnwhoknowswhat on September 21, 2016 at 4:02 PM
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