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May 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm

dess: the italics yes, the parentheisis no. like in acts 10 it say in parenthesis (and J-sus declared all food clean) which is no where found in the text...just saying;)
-PB

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Destinee replied...
May 3, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Thanks PB :) I appreciate it.
 
Collin: 
 
Guess who is DONEEEE :D . I'll post my full thoughts later, if you're interested.

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Destinee replied...
May 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Collin: 
 
DUDE. I want you to scratch out whichever book you're reading. Just found the perfect one for you: 
 
13. Islam Between East and West. 
 
I think it's exactly what you're looking for :) The full thing is on Google Books, and it was originally written in English, woop! 

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CollinF replied...
May 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Way to go, Dess. That was pretty quick. I'm proud of ya. :) Whether ya think he was overly Colonialist or not, ya hafta agree that he's very persuasive. And funny in a British old man kinda way. :)

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Destinee replied...
May 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Awww thanks :D I'm proud of me too.  :P He's absolutely hilarious. Not in a LOL way, but in a 'pointing out the obvious in a very intelligent way'. My brother is reading "The Man who was Thursday" and he says it's really good. And yes, he's extremely persuasive. It was very hard to find any holes in his arguments :) partially because they weren't even presented as arguments. Well worth my time, thank you. 

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CollinF replied...
May 4, 2013 at 10:33 pm

And I don't remember your email, but if you remember mine then just email me and I'll send ya my address. At this point I'd say I'm about 98.5% sure you're not a psychopath, so I'll take the risk. ;) At the very least you're a very knowledgeable stalker, so maybe I'll learn something from the messages carved into my bathroom mirror. 
 
I can also do the same for you if your internet safety regulations are slackin. I'm willin to send ya my prized possession: C.S. Lewis's complete works, all of which I know you'd love. That way you can throw on a kilt and be random C.S. Lewis kid's buddy at your high school reunion in a couple years. 

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Destinee replied...
May 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Emailed. 
 
Awwwwwww I appreciate that!!! :) I actually have access to all of his books {they're in the library, or they're easily available at a bookstore}. But I really appreciate the thought. I know how much they mean to you. :D
 
Okay, so here's the ultimate question: Lewis or Chesterton? 
 
Lewis' style is much easier to follow and he's a very good writer. HOWEVER, Chesterton is clearly more well read, and his aphorisms are outta this world. I think I prefer Chesterton. It's a hard one. Hmm. 
 
You?

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Destinee replied...
May 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Plus I find that I had more "Oooh" moments during Orthodoxy than during either Mere Christianity or Miracles. The latter two were mostly just well worded versions of stuff I already knew or thought, whereas I learned stuff during Orthodoxy. 

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Destinee replied...
May 9, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Jubilex/Collin: 
 
I just read The Screwtape Letters. That book blew me away. Absolutely amazing. Definitely one of my favourite books. 
 
I hate introspection though :( 

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CollinF replied...
May 14, 2013 at 12:37 am

Thanks, Dess. :) 
 
And ok, cool. Make use of that resource! You should read The Great Divorce next. Short and brilliant. You'll love it. And hahaha, they are pretty dear to my heart . . .
 
And I'd probably hafta say Chesterton just because he's like a funny/wise old man whereas Lewis seems like more of a professor/old man (which he was). I'm not sure Chesterton was more well-read: even the peeps at Oxford who hated Lewis the most admitted he was the most well-read guy on campus: especially in Norse mythology, for some reason. He and Tolkien were even in a club where they spoke ancient Anglo-Saxon languages. :) Chesterton does use more literary allusions though, which I really like. Makes me envision his points as somehow deeply rooted in history.
 
 
And :O :D I'm SOOOO happy you liked it!!!!! A fellow Lewis-Lover! It was probably the best self-correction book I've ever read. Really makes ya think, ya know? 

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May 15, 2013 at 12:14 am

Hey I hate to crash your thread but...
Guess who's back!

Or is trying to be, anyways...

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CollinF replied...
May 15, 2013 at 12:48 am

:O . . . . . :D
 
Ed!!! Long time no . . . internet chat! How ya been, buddy? Hangin in there?

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May 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I've been okay. School has been killing me, though. Luckily I'm almost done with it.
How about you? I see you have time on your hands to be reading so many books! I can't wait until summer so I can do more reading.

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