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Old 04-17-2011, 11:02 AM   #15
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I don't think you need to apologize. C.S. Lewis requires a careful and patient reader, whereas readers of the web are notorious for not being so. That is not your fault.
CS Lewis is a second rate philosopher.

"I could not become anything; neither good nor bad; neither a scoundrel nor an honest man; neither a hero nor an insect. And now I am eking out my days in my corner, taunting myself with the bitter and entirely useless consolation that an intelligent man cannot seriously become anything, that only a fool can become something."
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Notes from Underground)
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #16
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LOL, nice contrast.

I haven't read to much of Lewis to speak to his larger body of work, although I have read Mere Christianity. In that work I found him entertaining and his augment was interesting and on the surface, compelling; unfortunately, the logic of his arguments were, not logical. That aside, I find his viewpoint about the "inner ring" well written and compelling. It is hard to fault everything he ever wrote on the basis of one thing he penned; each work has to stand on its own.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:06 PM   #17
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"CS Lewis is a second rate philosopher."

So says the existentialist.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:12 PM   #18
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Rodney, the actual quote was "Everybody is a critic.. lol.."
Trying to keep it light hearted. You removed the ".. lol.."
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:23 PM   #19
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Rodney, the actual quote was "Everybody is a critic.. lol.."
Trying to keep it light hearted. You removed the ".. lol.."

Sorry, didn't mean anything by it. Not really sure where you are going other than a vague sense you wish the thread was spun off of Russian lit. *shrug* Its all good.

Anyway, I think Lewis identifies what has happened within the WBCCI. I would suggest the antidote is for the IBT to start acting as stewards of something that belongs to others. To do so would require a large gut check, but would also be a tremendous show of leadership. How the club got where it is today is as understandable as it is regrettable. A turn to stewardship would certainly be welcome: after all, who doesn't root for redemption?
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:35 PM   #20
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Here is where I'm going.. and I don't know jack about the WBCCI.. but it doesn't seem like a great mystery what is going on.
It sounds like a group of old people trying to hold on to what they have and what they know.
And I ask myself.. would I be any different if I were in their shoes? Of course, I can't say that I would be. I may feel exactly the same as they do.
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One hopes for a good result, but as the obscure Chinese sage, Wot Da Ha, commented "It is wise to eschew the calculation of the totality of the poltry population in advance of the expiration of the ova-gestational period".
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:01 AM   #22
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Thanks Rodney.... wonderful.

To join or not to join, that is the question.

Circles, they have always been a thorn in my side.
Circles, in my opinion, are unhealthy. I prefer to observe rather than become purple faced at an attempt.
Perhaps this is why we have Airstreams, to join in the community of nature, without the hassles faced by others with chicken shack RV equipment. "We" have more time to enjoy nature. Is this a longing to be part of a group because we can travel a Streamer down the road or is it because of the quality of an old well built vessel? Mine is the latter.

I did understand your meaning and association, Rodney. Loved it!!!!
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So......from what I am reading here.......this thread is NOT about why cowboy hats turn up on the sides?
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So......from what I am reading here.......this thread is NOT about why cowboy hats turn up on the sides?
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I believe you have stumbled upon the point precisely! Is the purpose of a cowboy hats turned up brim to contain the water raining down upon it, or is its purpose to protect the wearer?

If I get the gist of the problem with the club, the current leadership believes they are wearing the hat and the members believe that they are the hat?
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I think this thread is about big wheels that run around in little circles.
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